kids encyclopedia robot

Skidmore, Missouri facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Skidmore, Missouri
Location within Nodaway County and Missouri
Location within Nodaway County and Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Nodaway
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
942 ft (287 m)
 • Total 284
 • Estimate 
 • Density 778.79/sq mi (300.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-68132
GNIS feature ID 0726506

Skidmore is a city in western Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. The population was 284 at the 2010 Census. The small farming community is known for the unsolved murder of Ken Rex McElroy. Skidmore also has a yearly "Punkin' Show."


The Skidmore area was first settled in 1840 by William Bunton shortly after the Platte Purchase opened the area to settlement. Skidmore itself was platted in 1880 when M. Skidmore donated 20 acres (81,000 m2) to the Nodaway Valley Railroad Company (the agent for the Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad which was eventually taken over by the Burlington Northern Railroad). The railroad no longer operates.

The St. Oswald's Protestant Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.


Skidmore is located at 40°17′19″N 95°04′44″W / 40.288488°N 95.078955°W / 40.288488; -95.078955. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 561
1910 562 0.2%
1920 528 −6.0%
1930 538 1.9%
1940 498 −7.4%
1950 485 −2.6%
1960 425 −12.4%
1970 440 3.5%
1980 437 −0.7%
1990 404 −7.6%
2000 342 −15.3%
2010 284 −17.0%
2019 (est.) 257 −9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 284 people, 122 households, and 81 families living in the city. The population density was 860.6 inhabitants per square mile (332.3/km2). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 521.2 per square mile (201.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White, 0.4% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races.

There were 122 households, of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.


Nodaway-Holt R-VII School District is the local school district for the area, with an elementary school in Maitland and a junior-senior high and district headquarters in Graham.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Skidmore (Misuri) para niños

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Influential Hispanic athletes
Jim Plunkett
Sammis Reyes
Carlos Arroyo
Trevor Ariza
kids search engine
Skidmore, Missouri Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.