Cole Camp, Missouri

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Cole Camp is a small city in Benton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,028 at the 2000 census.

The town is known for the annual street fair in September. It also hosts a Maifest in May, an Oktoberfest in October and a Christbaumfest in late November that all highlight the town's German heritage.

Cole Camp was the site of a skirmish early in the American Civil War, when the local pro-Union Home Guard company was attacked by a Missouri State Guard force on June 19, 1861. At this battle of Cole Camp, the Home Guard were defeated with a loss of 35 men killed or wounded.



Cole Camp is located at 38°27′34″N 93°12′16″W / 38.45944°N 93.20444°W / 38.45944; -93.20444 (38.459489, -93.204398)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,028 people, 451 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,050.6 people per square mile (405.0/km²). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 503.8/sq mi (194.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.93% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 451 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

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