Halfway, Missouri

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Halfway is a village in Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 176 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Notable Residents: David Smith, human cannonball, world record holder performing internationally.


Halfway is located at 37°36′59″N 93°14′41″W / 37.61639°N 93.24472°W / 37.61639; -93.24472.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all of it land.

According to legend, Halfway was named such because it lies halfway between Buffalo and Bolivar, Missouri.[citation needed]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 176 people, 67 households, and 46 families residing in the village. The population density was 82.4 people per square mile (31.8/km²). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 34.7/sq mi (13.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.02% White, 1.14% Native American, 0.57% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 67 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% 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 3.19.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 112.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,813, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $18,250 versus $17,969 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,551. About 12.5% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


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