- Lancaster, Missouri
official_name = Lancaster, Missouri
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Lancaster, Missouri
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Schuyler
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 3.9
area_land_km2 = 3.9
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.5
area_land_sq_mi = 1.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 737
population_density_km2 = 191.0
population_density_sq_mi = 494.7
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 287
elevation_ft = 942
latd = 40 |latm = 31 |lats = 27 |latNS = N
longd = 92 |longm = 31 |longs = 45 |longEW = W
Lancaster is located at coor dms|40|31|27|N|92|31|45|W|city (40.524087, -92.529190)GR|1. According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 737 people, 319 households, and 203 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 494.7 people per square mile (191.0/km²). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 248.4/sq mi (95.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.46% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.
There were 319 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 80.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,202, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $28,889 versus $19,063 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,263. About 13.8% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
Howard R. Hughes, Sr., co-founder of the Hughes Tool Company and his brother, Rupert Hughes, a well known novelist and screenwriter, were both born in Lancaster to Felix Turner Hughes and Jean Amelia Summerlin, who were married in 1865. Hughes, Sr. was the father of Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., the reclusive multi-millionaire.
William Preston Hall(aka "the Colonel," "Diamond Billy," "Horse King of the World") (February 29, 1864-June 29, 1932) was considered the chief developer of the famed Missouri muleand operated an exotic animal ranch at his 160-acre farm, specializing in elephants. He raised and trained the animals, and was the major supplier to circuses throughout the country, several of which used his farm as a wintering ground. [http://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=610]
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