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Strafford, Missouri
City of Strafford
Location of Strafford, Missouri
Location of Strafford, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Greene
 • Total 3.15 sq mi (8.17 km2)
 • Land 3.15 sq mi (8.17 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,490 ft (454 m)
 • Total 2,561
 • Estimate 
 • Density 779.71/sq mi (301.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-71062
GNIS feature ID 0727168

Strafford is a city in eastern Greene County, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 2,561 at the 2020 census.


Strafford was laid out in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point, and named after an original owner of the site. A post office called Strafford has been in operation since 1870.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.63 square miles (6.81 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 491
1980 1,121 128.3%
1990 1,166 4.0%
2000 1,845 58.2%
2010 2,358 27.8%
2019 (est.) 2,460 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,358 people, 867 households, and 636 families living in the city. The population density was 896.6 inhabitants per square mile (346.2/km2). There were 922 housing units at an average density of 350.6 per square mile (135.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 867 households, of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 34.2 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Arts and culture

Route 66 is considered one of the most important highway links from the 20th century. Today, much of the road is decommissioned, yet some portions of the road still exist, also known as the Mother Road and America's Highway.

Route 66 is celebrated now by many towns along the original highway. Strafford's "Route 66" Days was established in 1991 as a festival to celebrate everything about the highway. It is hosted by the Strafford Area Chamber of Commerce.

See also

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