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Location of Slater, Missouri
|• Total||1.45 sq mi (3.75 km2)|
|• Land||1.45 sq mi (3.74 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||850 ft (259 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,218.53/sq mi (470.62/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0726530|
Slater was laid out in 1889. A post office called Slater has been in operation since 1878. The community has the name of John F. Slater, a railroad official.
Slater is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.44 square miles (3.73 km2), all of it land.(39.221658, -93.062529). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,856 people, 785 households, and 469 families living in the city. The population density was 1,288.9 inhabitants per square mile (497.6/km2). There were 1,003 housing units at an average density of 696.5 per square mile (268.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.1% White, 6.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.6% of the population.
There were 785 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.3% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the city was 43 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
Slater's largest companies include Central Missouri AGRIService (formerly the Cooperative Association Number 1 and MFA), BHA (Bag House Accessories), now known as Parker Hannifin Industrial Air Filtration, and a new Co-op Farmers Grain Terminal.
Public education in Slater is administered by Slater School District. As of 2019, the district is falling behind state standards in multiple educational categories.
Slater has a lending library, the Slater Public Library.
Notable natives and residents
- Joe Kleine - member of the gold medal 1984 U.S. Olympic basketball team; 15-year NBA career
- Felice Lyne (1887–1935) - born in Slater; one of the great international opera singers of the early twentieth century
- Steve McQueen - actor; lived on Thomson Lane periodically during his childhood; attended Orearville Elementary School
In Spanish: Slater (Misuri) para niños
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