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Bourbon is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,348 at the 2000 census.



Bourbon is located at 38°9′6″N 91°14′51″W / 38.15167°N 91.2475°W / 38.15167; -91.2475 (38.151639, -91.247386)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,348 people, 548 households, and 355 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,135.9 people per square mile (437.4/km²). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 505.6/sq mi (194.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.89% White, 0.07% African American, 0.45% Native American, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 548 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,240, and the median income for a family was $35,294. Males had a median income of $29,531 versus $20,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,992. About 11.9% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people and places

  • The Historic Bourbon Water Tower was built in 1853.
  • Brian Mistler psychological author and international columnist lived here as a child

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