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Wheatland, Missouri
Location of Wheatland, Missouri
Location of Wheatland, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Hickory
Area
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,053 ft (321 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 277
 • Estimate 
(2019)
366
 • Density 313.36/sq mi (121.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65779
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-79090
GNIS feature ID 0728679

Wheatland is a city in Hickory County, Missouri, United States. The population was 277 at the 2020 census.

History

Wheatland was platted in 1869. The village most likely was named after the retirement home of the fifteenth President, James Buchanan, who died June 1, 1868, at his home called Wheatland in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Geography

Wheatland is located at 37°56′36″N 93°24′11″W / 37.94333°N 93.40306°W / 37.94333; -93.40306 (37.943450, -93.403097).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 80
1880 191 138.8%
1930 237
1940 269 13.5%
1950 299 11.2%
1960 305 2.0%
1970 317 3.9%
1980 364 14.8%
1990 363 −0.3%
2000 388 6.9%
2010 371 −4.4%
2019 (est.) 366 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 371 people in 185 households, including 95 families, in the city. The population density was 608.2 inhabitants per square mile (234.8/km2). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 396.7 per square mile (153.2/km2). The racial makup of the city was 94.1% White, 1.6% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.9% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6%.

Of the 185 households 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.6% were non-families. 43.8% of households were one person and 23.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age was 44.4 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Sports

Lucas Oil Speedway is a motorsports complex that features a dirt oval, an off-road track and a motorboat racing lake.

Education

Wheatland is served by Wheatland R-II School District and Wheatland High School

Notable person

See also

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