- Scott City, Missouri
official_name = Scott City, Missouri
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Scott City, Missouri
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name2 = Scott, Cape Girardeau
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 12.0
area_land_km2 = 11.9
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 4.6
area_land_sq_mi = 4.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4591
population_density_km2 = 385.7
population_density_sq_mi = 999.1
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 113
elevation_ft = 371
latd = 37 |latm = 13 |lats = 7 |latNS = N
longd = 89 |longm = 31 |longs = 27 |longEW = W
Scott City is a city in Scott County,
Missouri, United States. The population was 4,591 at the 2000 census.
In December 1848, a
choleraepidemic was brought to New Orleansby emigrant ships. Within a few weeks it was carried to all the principal cities the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Six of the victims were Irish monks headed to a monastery near Dubuque, Iowa. They were buried a few hundred yards northwest of the Thebes-Scott City railroad bridge. [cite book
author = Edison Shrum
year = 1984
title = The History of Scott County, Missouri
publisher = Scott County Historical Society
location = Sikeston, Missouri
page = 103]
Scott City is located at coor dms|37|13|7|N|89|31|27|W|city (37.218486, -89.524063)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.86%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,591 people, 1,801 households, and 1,287 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 999.1 people per square mile (385.3/km²). There were 1,953 housing units at an average density of 425.0/sq mi (163.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.39% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.
There were 1,801 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,958, and the median income for a family was $36,763. Males had a median income of $30,088 versus $17,061 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $15,099. About 8.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.
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