Winfield, Missouri facts for kids
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Winfield in June 2018
Location of Winfield, Missouri
|• Total||0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)|
|• Land||0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||449 ft (137 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,814.77/sq mi (700.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0728996|
Winfield was laid out in 1879, and named after Winfield Scott Killam, the original owner of the town site. A post office called Winfield has been in operation since 1880.
On 2008-06-18 floodwaters opened a 150-foot breach in a primary levee along the Mississippi River in Winfield. The breach allowed floodwaters to claim dozens of homes and large tracts of farmland and put pressure on a secondary levee. The breach also prompted Lincoln County emergency officials to order the evacuation of residents east of Winfield. Press reports noted that some evacuees were being housed at the local high school.
On April 9, 2009, Winfield made news around both the USA and the rest of the world after it elected their popular mayor, Harry Stonebraker, to a fourth term, several weeks after he died of a heart attack. This was because ballot papers had already been printed and absentee voting had begun. He won by a landslide, securing 90% of the vote by April 9.
Winfield appointed a temporary mayor to serve until a special election was held in April 2010.
Winfield is located at(38.996469, -90.739898).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 1,404 people, 525 households, and 360 families living in the city. The population density was 2,193.8 inhabitants per square mile (847.0/km2). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 887.5 per square mile (342.7/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%.
Of the 525 households 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 7.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age was 31 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.4% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
Winfield, served by Winfield R-IV School District, has four different schools:
- Primary School (K-2)
- Intermediate School (3-5)
- Middle School (6-8)
- High School (9-12)
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