- Stockton, Missouri
official_name = Stockton, Missouri
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Stockton, Missouri
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Cedar
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 5.5
area_land_km2 = 5.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.1
area_land_sq_mi = 2.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1960
population_density_km2 = 355.9
population_density_sq_mi = 921.7
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 289
elevation_ft = 948
latd = 37 |latm = 41 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
longd = 93 |longm = 47 |longs = 43 |longEW = W
Stockton is located at coor dms|37|41|48|N|93|47|43|W|city (37.696552, -93.795200)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all of it land.
May 4th, 2003, a large, destructive tornado severely damaged the city of Stockton. [Suhr, Jim. "Tornado Destroys Downtown of Stockton." AP Online. High Beam Research. May 6 2003http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-73721959.html] After decimating the historic business district and damaging or destroying over 250 homes the tornado proceeded east through the countryside. The storm also caused the deaths of three Stockton residents and injuries of numerous others. The Stockton tornado began in Vernon County, Missouri, near Nevada, Missouriand moved eastward through Cedar and Polk counties before dissipating east of the Dallas County line. Since then, the city has been working with residents and both federal and state authorities to develop a plan to rebuild the downtown business district and improve upon other public facilities such as a new park and community center. Pierce City, Missouriwas also severely damaged by a similar storm in which five residents lost their lives. The city has a similar plan for recovery.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,960 people, 814 households, and 473 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 921.7 people per square mile (355.3/km²). There were 968 housing units at an average density of 455.2/sq mi (175.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.66% White, 0.41% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.
There were 814 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,353, and the median income for a family was $34,427. Males had a median income of $22,574 versus $19,688 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,540. About 7.0% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
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