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South Gorin, Missouri
City
The American Hotel, one of two in Gorin. Circa 1900.
The American Hotel, one of two in Gorin. Circa 1900.
Location of South Gorin, Missouri
Location of South Gorin, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Scotland
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 91
 • Estimate (2012) 92
 • Density 455.0/sq mi (175.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-68870

South Gorin is a city located in Scotland County, Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 91. The original name of the city was simply "Gorin", and it was changed. The official name for the post office in South Gorin is still Gorin.

History

Gorin was founded in 1857 and is named for Reverend M.G. Gorin and Major J.H.M. Gorin, both early settlers to the area. The town primarily owes its growth to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, which was finishing construction in the area in the 1880s. A depot was built in the fledgling town, which began to experience steady growth By 1913 it had grown to be Scotland County's second-largest town. The business community featured two banks, two hotels, multiple grocery drug, and hardware stores along with restaurants, a farm implement dealer and factory manufacturing wagons and buggies. A weekly newspaper, the Gorin Argus was also published for several years. The Prairie Oil & Gas Company, a division of Standard Oil, built a pumping station for their cross-country pipeline also. A new school building was built in Gorin in 1907 for elementary through tenth grade students and continued in use for many decades before consolidation with the Scotland County R-1 school district.

Geography

South Gorin is located at 40°21'34" North, 92°1'24" West (40.359440, -92.023364).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 319
1910 746 133.9%
1920 426 −42.9%
1930 388 −8.9%
1940 314 −19.1%
1950 303 −3.5%
1960 279 −7.9%
1970 220 −21.1%
1980 212 −3.6%
1990 130 −38.7%
2000 143 10.0%
2010 91 −36.4%
Est. 2015 92 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 91 people, 44 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 455.0 inhabitants per square mile (175.7/km2). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 325.0 per square mile (125.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 44 households of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 15.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 26.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.7% male and 47.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there are 143 people, 55 households and 32 families residing in the town. The population density is 711.0 people per square mile (276.1/km²). There are 80 housing units at an average density of 397.8/sq mi (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 99.30% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 55 households out of which 38.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% are non-families. 40.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 27.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.53.

In the town the population is spread out with 37.1% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 13.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 76.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $25,795, and the median income for a family is $27,500. Males have a median income of $29,375 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,365. 19.1% of the population and 14.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.7% of those under the age of 18 and 11.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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