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Westphalia, Missouri
City of Westphalia
Main Street in Westphalia
Main Street in Westphalia
"The Pearl of Osage County"
Location of Westphalia, Missouri
Location of Westphalia, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Osage
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
610 ft (186 m)
 • Total 378
 • Estimate 
 • Density 713.75/sq mi (275.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-78910
GNIS feature ID 0729411
U.S. Routes U.S. Route 63 in Missouri

Westphalia is a city in Osage County, Missouri, United States. The population was 378 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Westphalia is heavily influenced by the German heritage of the majority of its inhabitants. Many of the early settlers of the area came from the Westphalia region of Germany, hence the name. Many buildings are influenced by nineteenth-century German architecture, and streets are labeled in both English and German. The center of population of Missouri is located in Westphalia.


Westphalia was platted in 1835, and named after Westphalia, in Germany, the native home of a large share of the first settlers. A post office called Westphalia has been in operation since 1848.

St. Joseph Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.


Westphalia is located at 38°26′25″N 91°59′52″W / 38.44028°N 91.99778°W / 38.44028; -91.99778 (38.440207, -91.997887).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 321
1920 234 −27.1%
1930 432 84.6%
1940 374 −13.4%
1950 319 −14.7%
1960 316 −0.9%
1970 332 5.1%
1980 285 −14.2%
1990 287 0.7%
2000 320 11.5%
2010 389 21.6%
2019 (est.) 379 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 389 people, 166 households, and 80 families living in the city. The population density was 734.0 inhabitants per square mile (283.4/km2). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 347.2 per square mile (134.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.5% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 166 households, of which 19.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.8% were non-families. 47.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 51.3 years. 16.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 37.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.5% male and 55.5% female.

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