Brimson, Missouri

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Brimson is a village in Grundy County, Missouri, United States. The population was 63 at the 2000 census. Originally named Taylor but renamed Brimson in honour of William George Brimson who was vice president of the Quincy Omaha & Kansas City Railroad Co. The company laid the railroad from Chicago to Kansas City. He visited the town on several occasions with his daughter Alice WS Brimson. William was born in Tiverton, Devon, England in 1845 & emigrated in the early 1850s with his parents & siblings. His grave is located in Mount Hope Cemetery, Worth, Chicago, where he died in 1930. Family members including his daughter Alice are buried.


Brimson is located at 40°8′39″N 93°44′17″W / 40.14417°N 93.73806°W / 40.14417; -93.73806 (40.144230, -93.737977)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 63 people, 29 households, and 18 families residing in the village. The population density was 737.9 people per square mile (270.3/km²). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 421.6/sq mi (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.41% White, and 1.59% from two or more races.

There were 29 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $19,000, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $17,500 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,368. There were 20.0% of families and 12.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 42.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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