Gower, Missouri

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Gower is a city in Buchanan and Clinton Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 1,399 at the 2000 census.

The Buchanan County portion of Gower is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Clinton County portion is part of the Kansas City, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Gower is located at 39°36′41″N 94°35′52″W / 39.61139°N 94.59778°W / 39.61139; -94.59778 (39.611381, -94.597656)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,399 people, 536 households, and 393 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,399.9 people per square mile (540.2/km²). There were 549 housing units at an average density of 549.3/sq mi (212.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.36% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 536 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,125, and the median income for a family was $55,694. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $24,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,408. About 2.4% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.


De Kalb | Dearborn‡ | Easton | Gower‡ | St. Joseph

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