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Windsor, Missouri
Location of Windsor, Missouri
Location of Windsor, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Henry, Pettis
Area
 • Total 2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)
 • Land 2.42 sq mi (6.26 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
912 ft (278 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,901
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,784
 • Density 1,150.89/sq mi (444.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65360
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-80350
Website http://www.windsormo.org/

Windsor is a city in Henry and Pettis counties, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,901 at the 2010 census.

History

Windsor was laid out in 1855, and originally known as Belmont. Its named was changed to Windsor in 1859, after Windsor Castle, in England. A post office called Windsor has been in operation since 1850.

Geography

Windsor is located at 38°31′56″N 93°31′24″W / 38.53222°N 93.52333°W / 38.53222; -93.52333 (38.532198, -93.523212). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.45 square miles (6.35 km2), of which, 2.42 square miles (6.27 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 872
1890 1,427 63.6%
1900 1,502 5.3%
1910 2,241 49.2%
1920 2,034 −9.2%
1930 1,879 −7.6%
1940 2,373 26.3%
1950 2,429 2.4%
1960 2,714 11.7%
1970 2,778 2.4%
1980 3,058 10.1%
1990 3,044 −0.5%
2000 3,087 1.4%
2010 2,901 −6.0%
Est. 2019 2,784 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,901 people, 1,193 households, and 781 families living in the city. The population density was 1,198.8 inhabitants per square mile (462.9/km2). There were 1,381 housing units at an average density of 570.7 per square mile (220.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 1,193 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 38.2 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Education

Windsor is within the Henry County R-1 School District, which operates an elementary school, and a junior and senior high school.

Windsor has a public library, a branch of the Henry County Library.

Notable people

  • Charles Stark Draper, American scientist and engineer, founder of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, born in Windsor
  • Helen Duhamel (1904–1991), Rapid City, South Dakota, businesswoman and broadcaster, born in Windsor
  • Winfred J. Sanborn, Los Angeles, California, City Council member, born in or near Windsor
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