Elsberry, Missouri

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Elsberry is a city in Lincoln County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,047 at the 2000 census.



Elsberry is located at 39°10′9″N 90°47′13″W / 39.16917°N 90.78694°W / 39.16917; -90.78694 (39.169041, -90.787026)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,047 people, 779 households, and 552 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,751.9 people per square mile (675.5/km²). There were 889 housing units at an average density of 760.9/sq mi (293.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.65% White, 3.27% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 779 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $30,896 versus $20,119 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,615. About 14.7% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

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