Kahoka, Missouri

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Kahoka is a city in Clark County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,241 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clark County[3]. The city was founded in 1857 and is named for the Cahokia tribe of the Illiniwek or Illinois Confederacy.

Kahoka is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Kahoka is located at 40°25′26″N 91°43′17″W / 40.42389°N 91.72139°W / 40.42389; -91.72139 (40.423879, -91.721251)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.92%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,241 people, 921 households, and 562 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,464.0 people per square mile (565.5/km²). There were 1,014 housing units at an average density of 662.4/sq mi (255.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.48% White, 0.09% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.002% Dutch, 0.04% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 921 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.01.

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