Caledonia, Missouri

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Caledonia is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. The population was 158 at the 2000 census. The village was founded in 1819 and is named after the Roman Empire's Latin name for Scotland. It is 4 miles east of Belgrade, Missouri.



Caledonia is located at 37°45′48″N 90°46′20″W / 37.76333°N 90.77222°W / 37.76333; -90.77222 (37.763368, -90.772212)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 158 people, 66 households, and 40 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,133.9 people per square mile (435.7/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 567.0/sq mi (217.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 66 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,833, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $20,179 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,685. About 19.1% of families and 29.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.7% of those sixty five or over.

School Teams

Valley R-VI is the local school. There are three schools: There is the elementary school which is located in Belgrade Mo. Then there is the Intermediate school, in Caledonia. The High School and Junior High are in the same building also located in Caledonia next to the Intermediate School.

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