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Warrensburg, Missouri
Johnson County Courthouse
Johnson County Courthouse
Location of Warrensburg, Missouri
Location of Warrensburg, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Johnson
Area
 • Total 8.92 sq mi (23.10 km2)
 • Land 8.85 sq mi (22.92 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,838
 • Estimate (2012) 19,687
 • Density 2,128.6/sq mi (821.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64093
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-77092
GNIS feature ID 0728362
Website www.warrensburg-mo.com

Warrensburg is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 18,838 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Johnson County. The Warrensburg Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Johnson County. It is home to the University of Central Missouri.

History

Warrensburg was founded in 1835 by European-American settlers John and Martin D. Warren, who gave the town their last name. A post office called Warrensburg has been in operation since 1837.

The phrase "Man's best friend" is based on a famous trial over the killing of Old Drum, a dog commemorated by a statue in front of the Warrensburg Courthouse.

Geography

Warrensburg is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.92 square miles (23.10 km2), of which, 8.85 square miles (22.92 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 241
1860 982 307.5%
1870 2,945 199.9%
1880 4,049 37.5%
1890 4,706 16.2%
1900 4,724 0.4%
1910 4,689 −0.7%
1920 4,811 2.6%
1930 5,146 7.0%
1940 5,868 14.0%
1950 6,857 16.9%
1960 9,689 41.3%
1970 13,125 35.5%
1980 13,807 5.2%
1990 15,244 10.4%
2000 16,340 7.2%
2010 18,838 15.3%
Est. 2015 19,927 22.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

The current mayor is Casey Renfrow.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 18,838 people, 6,803 households, and 3,400 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,128.6 inhabitants per square mile (821.9/km2). There were 7,450 housing units at an average density of 841.8 per square mile (325.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.3% White, 7.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 6,803 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 23.7 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 36.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 15% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,340 people, 5,951 households, and 3,035 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,938.5 people per square mile (748.4/km²). There were 6,380 housing units at an average density of 756.9 per square mile (292.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90% White, 6.46% African American, 0.64% Native American, 2.79% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 3,951 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 36.5% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 12.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,332, and the median income for a family was $45,845. Males had a median income of $30,354 versus $22,154 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,714. About 13.6% of families and 24.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Major roads

  • US 50.svg US 50 - Links to Lee's Summit, Missouri and further to Kansas City to the west and Sedalia to the east.
  • MO-13.svg Route 13 - or Maguire street essentially divides the town in half though Old Highway 13 or Holden street forms the division between east and west. A highway linking Warrensburg to Interstate 70 to the north, and Truman Lake to the South.

Air

  • Skyhaven Airport

Other

  • Warrensburg (Amtrak station) provides Amtrak service to/from Kansas City and St. Louis and other cities via connecting trains.
  • Jefferson Lines bus service to/from Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri
  • "Emergency Taxi Service" – Taxi service serving the Johnson County area.

In Popular Media

Warrensburg was mentioned in the 1983 American Television movie The Day After, which largely takes place in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. The city was one of the locations considered for the principal filming location and setting before the production team chose Lawrence, Kansas.


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