Bland, Missouri

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Bland is a city in Gasconade and Osage counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 565 at the 2000 census.

The Osage County portion of Bland is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Bland is located at 38°18′9″N 91°38′3″W / 38.3025°N 91.63417°W / 38.3025; -91.63417 (38.302510, -91.634232),[3] primarily within Gasconade County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all land.


Bland is named after Richard Parks Bland, a United States Representative from Missouri. Bland did not live in this area, nor was he the representative from this area. Another theory is that the town was said to be very bland by all who visit and therefore the local villagers dubbed the town "Bland".


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 565 people, 247 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 880.6 people per square mile (340.9/km²). There were 299 housing units at an average density of 466.0/sq mi (180.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.88% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races.

There were 247 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

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