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Unionville, Missouri
Location of Unionville, Missouri
Location of Unionville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Putnam
Area
 • Total 2.00 sq mi (5.17 km2)
 • Land 2.00 sq mi (5.17 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,063 ft (324 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,735
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,742
 • Density 872.75/sq mi (336.90/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63565
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-75166
GNIS feature ID 0736357

Unionville is a city in Putnam County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,735 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Putnam County.

Geography and climate

Unionville is located at 40°28′35″N 93°0′22″W / 40.47639°N 93.00611°W / 40.47639; -93.00611 (40.476421, -93.006005).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.00 square miles (5.18 km2), all of it land.

Climate data for Unionville, Missouri (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 34.9
(1.61)
38.5
(3.61)
51.9
(11.06)
64.4
(18)
73.6
(23.11)
82.0
(27.78)
86.1
(30.06)
84.3
(29.06)
77.1
(25.06)
64.0
(17.78)
50.3
(10.17)
36.2
(2.33)
61.9
(16.61)
Average low °F (°C) 15.2
(-9.33)
16.9
(-8.39)
28.2
(-2.11)
39.7
(4.28)
50.0
(10)
59.2
(15.11)
63.6
(17.56)
61.2
(16.22)
53.2
(11.78)
40.3
(4.61)
29.7
(-1.28)
16.7
(-8.5)
39.5
(4.17)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.14
(29)
1.48
(37.6)
2.88
(73.2)
3.80
(96.5)
4.05
(102.9)
4.90
(124.5)
5.70
(144.8)
4.72
(119.9)
3.90
(99.1)
3.78
(96)
2.62
(66.5)
1.92
(48.8)
40.90
(1,038.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 6.0
(15.2)
7.3
(18.5)
2.2
(5.6)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.5
(3.8)
6.4
(16.3)
23.6
(59.9)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 227
1870 462 103.5%
1880 772 67.1%
1890 1,118 44.8%
1900 2,050 83.4%
1910 2,000 −2.4%
1920 1,765 −11.7%
1930 1,811 2.6%
1940 2,052 13.3%
1950 2,050 −0.1%
1960 1,896 −7.5%
1970 2,075 9.4%
1980 2,178 5.0%
1990 1,989 −8.7%
2000 2,041 2.6%
2010 1,865 −8.6%
2019 (est.) 1,742 −6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,865 people, 844 households, and 468 families living in the city. The population density was 932.5 inhabitants per square mile (360.0/km2). There were 1,009 housing units at an average density of 504.5 per square mile (194.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 844 households, of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

History

Unionville was first named Harmony when established in 1853 as the county seat for Putnam County. Prior to that the county seat had moved several times, often with heated debate, thus the centralized location hoping to bring "harmony" to all concerned. (see Putnam County history for more details)

Education

Public education in Unionville is administered by Putnam County R-I School District. Unionville has a lending library, the Putnam County Public Library.

Notable people

  • Bill Jackson - Children's TV host and cartoonist.
  • Clare Magee - former U.S. Congressman
  • John C. McKinley - former Missouri Lieutenant Governor.
  • James K. Weatherford (1850-1935) - Oregon attorney and politician
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