Chilhowee, Missouri

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Chilhowee is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 329 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.



Chilhowee is located at 38°35′19″N 93°51′22″W / 38.58861°N 93.85611°W / 38.58861; -93.85611 (38.588676, -93.856190)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²).


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 329 people, 142 households, and 78 families residing in the town. The population density was 858.6 people per square mile (334.3/km²). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 430.6/sq mi (167.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.74% White, 0.61% African American, 0.30% Native American, and 3.34% from two or more races.

There were 142 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,688, and the median income for a family was $45,938. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,850. About 4.1% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.

Chilhowee Fair

The annual Chilhowee Fair is the main event that the town is most known for. The town fair takes place each year on labor day weekend usually beginning on Thursday evening and ending Saturday night. In 2007, Chilhowee celebrated their 60th annual fair. Fair events include arts and craft contests, vegetable and crop contests, parade, carnival, rodeo, free concerts, and queen contests. The fair is highlighted by a street dance on Saturday night at the Chilhowee City Park often called the David Hill Special.

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