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Tallapoosa, Missouri
City
Location of Tallapoosa, Missouri
Location of Tallapoosa, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County New Madrid
Area
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 272 ft (83 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 168
 • Estimate (2012) 164
 • Density 373.3/sq mi (144.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63878
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-72196
GNIS feature ID 0727441

Tallapoosa is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States. The population was 168 at the 2010 census.

History

Tallapoosa was laid out in 1902. The town was named after Tallapoosa County, Alabama. A post office called Tallapoosa has been in operation since 1915.

Geography

Tallapoosa is located at 36°30′27″N 89°49′8″W / 36.5075°N 89.81889°W / 36.5075; -89.81889 (36.507559, -89.818775).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 154
1970 205
1980 197 −3.9%
1990 174 −11.7%
2000 204 17.2%
2010 168 −17.6%
Est. 2015 161 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 168 people, 68 households and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was 373.3 inhabitants per square mile (144.1/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 171.1 per square mile (66.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.62% White, 1.79% Native American, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 68 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.0% male and 44.0% female.

2000 census

A the 2000 census, there were 204 people, 73 households and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 477.7 per square mile (183.2/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 206.1 per square mile (79.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.10% White, 1.47% Native American, and 3.43% from two or more races.

There were 73 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.22.

32.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 129.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median household income was $14,375 and the median family income was $15,000. Males had a median income of $11,875 compared with $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $6,377. About 42.6% of families and 48.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.2% of those sixty five or over.

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