Gasconade, Missouri

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Gasconade is a city in Gasconade County, Missouri, United States, at the confluence of the Missouri and Gasconade Rivers. It was the first county seat, but the designation was moved in 1825 to Bartonville after flooding. (The county seat was moved twice more, finally to Hermann in 1842.) The population was 267 at the 2000 census.



Gasconade is located at 38°40′15″N 91°33′33″W / 38.67083°N 91.55917°W / 38.67083; -91.55917 (38.670790, -91.559140)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 267 people, 105 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,280.5 people per square mile (490.9/km²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 676.2/sq mi (259.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.63% White, 0.75% Native American, 1.12% Asian, and 1.50% from two or more races.

There were 105 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,404, and the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $22,045 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,131. About 19.7% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.7% of those sixty five or over.

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