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Warrenton, Missouri
City
Warrenton, Missouri
Warrenton, Missouri
Motto: A City For All Seasons
Location of Warrenton, Missouri
Location of Warrenton, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Warren
Area
 • Total 8.46 sq mi (21.91 km2)
 • Land 8.37 sq mi (21.68 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation 828 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,880
 • Estimate (2012) 7,987
 • Density 941.5/sq mi (363.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63383
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-77128
GNIS feature ID 0728363
Website The City of Warrenton, Missouri

Warrenton is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,880 according to the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Warren County. Warrenton is located in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Warrenton's slogan is "A City for All Seasons."

History

Warrenton had its start in the 1830s as a planned community which was to hold the county seat. The community took its name from Warren County. A post office called Warrenton has been in operation since 1836.

The Ernst Schowengerdt House and Warren County Courthouse and Circuit Court Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Warrenton is located at 38°48′57″N 91°8′25″W / 38.81583°N 91.14028°W / 38.81583; -91.14028 (38.815951, -91.140164). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.46 square miles (21.91 km2), of which, 8.37 square miles (21.68 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 480
1870 588 22.5%
1880 299 −49.1%
1890 664 122.1%
1900 770 16.0%
1910 795 3.2%
1920 800 0.6%
1930 1,250 56.3%
1940 1,254 0.3%
1950 1,584 26.3%
1960 1,869 18.0%
1970 2,057 10.1%
1980 3,219 56.5%
1990 3,564 10.7%
2000 5,281 48.2%
2010 7,880 49.2%
Est. 2015 8,106 2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,880 people, 2,927 households, and 1,969 families residing in the city. The population density was 941.5 inhabitants per square mile (363.5/km2). There were 3,196 housing units at an average density of 381.8 per square mile (147.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 2.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 2,927 households of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 32.4 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,281 people, 1,985 households, and 1,363 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.6 people per square mile (278.2/km²). There were 2,110 housing units at an average density of 287.9 per square mile (111.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.64% White, 1.70% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 1,985 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53.742, and the median income for a family was $68.740. Males had a median income of $36,809 versus $22,662 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,431. About 8.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


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