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Waco, Missouri
Location of Waco, Missouri
Location of Waco, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jasper
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 72
 • Estimate 
(2019)
91
 • Density 354.09/sq mi (136.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64869
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-76444
GNIS feature ID 0728227

Waco is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 72 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Waco was laid out in 1875. The city's name most likely is a transfer from Waco, Texas. A post office called Waco has been in operation since 1878.

Geography

Waco is located at 37°14′47″N 94°35′56″W / 37.24639°N 94.59889°W / 37.24639; -94.59889 (37.246281, -94.598866).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 368
1930 289 −21.5%
1940 237 −18.0%
1950 177 −25.3%
1960 143 −19.2%
1970 108 −24.5%
1980 129 19.4%
1990 86 −33.3%
2000 86 0.0%
2010 87 1.2%
Est. 2019 91 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 87 people, 34 households, and 24 families living in the city. The population density was 334.6 inhabitants per square mile (129.2/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 157.7 per square mile (60.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White and 8.0% from two or more races.

There were 34 households, of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 36.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.3% male and 43.7% female.

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