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Triplett, Missouri
Location of Triplett, Missouri
Location of Triplett, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Chariton
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 33
 • Estimate 
(2019)
39
 • Density 168.83/sq mi (65.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65286
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-73870
GNIS feature ID 0735889

Triplett is a city in Chariton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 33 at the 2020 census.

History

Triplett was founded in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community was named after J. E. M. Triplett, a first settler. A post office called Triplett was established in 1875, and remained in operation until 2001.

Geography

Triplett is located at 39°29′55″N 93°11′35″W / 39.498626°N 93.193091°W / 39.498626; -93.193091.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 203
1890 813 300.5%
1900 342 −57.9%
1910 473 38.3%
1920 337 −28.8%
1930 350 3.9%
1940 340 −2.9%
1950 301 −11.5%
1960 231 −23.3%
1970 191 −17.3%
1980 137 −28.3%
1990 58 −57.7%
2000 64 10.3%
2010 41 −35.9%
Est. 2019 39 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 41 people, 21 households, and 10 families living in the city. The population density was 178.3 inhabitants per square mile (68.8/km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 139.1 per square mile (53.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White and 7.3% African American.

There were 21 households, of which 4.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the city was 53.5 years. 4.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 43.9% were from 45 to 64; and 29.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

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