Koshkonong, Missouri

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Koshkonong is a city in Oregon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 205 at the 2000 census.

Koshkonong was once part of southern Missouri's fruitbelt that sprung up along the railroads in the area. The orchards have since been replaced with pasture land.



Koshkonong is located at 36°35′43″N 91°38′43″W / 36.59528°N 91.64528°W / 36.59528; -91.64528 (36.595356, -91.645360)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town 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 205 people, 91 households, and 53 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,087.6 people per square mile (416.6/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 573.0/sq mi (219.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.63% White, 1.95% Native American, 1.46% Asian, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 79.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,341, and the median income for a family was $16,250. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $14,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,893. About 41.8% of families and 44.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 45.2% of those sixty five or over. Koshkonong was once one of the chosen places for the state capital, it never became the state capital because it was too close to the border.


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