Lone Jack, Missouri

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Lone Jack is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 528 at the 2000 census.[3]



On August 16, 1862 Federal troops were defeated in the Battle of Lone Jack by a much larger Confederate force. The fighting literally occurred on the main street and raged for five hours before the Federals withdrew. The Confederates were unable to hold the town following their victory because of converging Union forces from other commands.


Lone Jack is located at 38°52′14″N 94°11′17″W / 38.87056°N 94.18806°W / 38.87056; -94.18806 (38.870516, -94.188174)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 528 people, 202 households, and 153 families residing in the city. The population density was 137.6 people per square mile (53.1/km²). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 55.8/sq mi (21.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.64% White, 0.35% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population and .13% Hawaiian.

There were 202 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% 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 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

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