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Tallapoosa, Missouri
Location of Tallapoosa, Missouri
Location of Tallapoosa, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County New Madrid
Area
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
272 ft (83 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 168
 • Estimate 
(2019)
149
 • Density 334.08/sq mi (128.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 / 36.50750°N 89.81889°W / 36.50750; -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%
2019 (est.) 149 −11.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 168 people, 68 households and 45 families living 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.

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