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Versailles, Missouri
City of Versailles
Versailles City Hall
Versailles City Hall
Location of Versailles, Missouri
Location of Versailles, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°25′53″N 92°50′40″W / 38.43139°N 92.84444°W / 38.43139; -92.84444Coordinates: 38°25′53″N 92°50′40″W / 38.43139°N 92.84444°W / 38.43139; -92.84444
Country United States
State Missouri
County Morgan
Area
 • Total 2.33 sq mi (6.04 km2)
 • Land 2.33 sq mi (6.03 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,033 ft (315 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,482
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,477
 • Density 1,064.00/sq mi (410.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65084
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-75922
GNIS feature ID 0728176

Versailles is a city in Morgan County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,482 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Morgan County. Locally, the town's name is pronounced “Ver-sails”, rather than “Ver-seye,” as in the French pronunciation of the royal palace for which the town is named.

History

Versailles was platted in 1854, and named after the Palace of Versailles, in France. A post office called Versailles has been in operation since 1835.

The Martin Hotel and Morgan County Courthouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.33 square miles (6.03 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 578
1890 1,211 109.5%
1900 1,240 2.4%
1910 1,598 28.9%
1920 1,651 3.3%
1930 1,662 0.7%
1940 1,781 7.2%
1950 1,929 8.3%
1960 2,047 6.1%
1970 2,244 9.6%
1980 2,406 7.2%
1990 2,365 −1.7%
2000 2,565 8.5%
2010 2,482 −3.2%
2019 (est.) 2,477 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,482 people, 1,034 households, and 590 families living in the city. The population density was 1,065.2 inhabitants per square mile (411.3/km2). There were 1,201 housing units at an average density of 515.5 per square mile (199.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 2.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 1,034 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.3% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Education

Public education in Versailles is administered by Morgan County R-II School District.

Versailles has a public library, the Morgan County Library.

Notable people

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