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Southwest City, Missouri
City limits of Southwest City, Missouri near the Arkansas/Oklahoma/Missouri tripoint
City limits of Southwest City, Missouri near the Arkansas/Oklahoma/Missouri tripoint
Location of Southwest City, Missouri
Location of Southwest City, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County McDonald
Area
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.85 km2)
 • Land 1.46 sq mi (3.79 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 970
 • Estimate 
(2019)
956
 • Density 653.45/sq mi (252.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64863
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-69230
GNIS feature ID 0758447
Website https://mcdonaldcountychamber.com/southwest-city/

Southwest City is a city in McDonald County, Missouri, United States. The population was 937 at the 2010 census, at which time it was a town. It is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Missouri.

History

Southwest City was platted in 1870. It was named from its location in the southwest corner of the county and state.

Geography

Southwest City is located at 36°30′59″N 94°36′43″W / 36.51639°N 94.61194°W / 36.51639; -94.61194 (36.516386, -94.611917).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2), of which, 1.46 square miles (3.78 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 173
1890 707 308.7%
1900 691 −2.3%
1910 483 −30.1%
1920 577 19.5%
1930 484 −16.1%
1940 525 8.5%
1950 595 13.3%
1960 504 −15.3%
1970 453 −10.1%
1980 516 13.9%
1990 600 16.3%
2000 855 42.5%
2010 970 13.5%
2019 (est.) 956 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 970 people, 319 households, and 225 families living in the city. The population density was 664.4 inhabitants per square mile (256.5/km2). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 255.5 per square mile (98.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 57.5% White, 0.1% African American, 3.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.6% Pacific Islander, 33.3% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.8% of the population.

There were 319 households, of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.53.

The median age in the city was 28.6 years. 34% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 18.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Trivia

Southwest City is near the only corner of Missouri not bordered by a river. All the other corners of Missouri are bordered by Mississippi, Missouri, Des Moines and St. Francis rivers.

See also

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