Gunn City, Missouri

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Gunn City is a village in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 85 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.



Gunn City is located at 38°39′59″N 94°9′46″W / 38.66639°N 94.16278°W / 38.66639; -94.16278 (38.666319, -94.162646).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 85 people, 32 households, and 24 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,054.6 people per square mile (410.2/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 409.4/sq mi (159.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 32 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 117.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,144. There were 18.8% of families and 22.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 30.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


A famous vigilante action occurred in Gunn City on April 23, 1872, that came to be called the "Gunn City Massacre." Outraged by a swindle by certain officials of a company building a rail line to Santa Fe, local citizens reacted by trapping the perpetrators on a train and shooting them dead.[4]

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