Malta Bend, Missouri

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'Malta Bend is a city in Saline County ', Missouri, United States. The population was 249 at the 2000 census.



Malta Bend is located at 39°11′39″N 93°21′43″W / 39.19417°N 93.36194°W / 39.19417; -93.36194 (39.194254, -93.362065)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 249 people, 93 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 948.8 people per square mile (369.8/km²). There were 104 housing units at an average density of 396.3/sq mi (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.99% White, 1.61% African American, and 0.40% from two or more races.

There were 93 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 112.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,250, and the median income for a family was $34,063. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,403. About 13.3% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.7% of those sixty five or over.

Facts and Figures

Malta Bend is named after the steamboat Malta that sank in a nearby bend in the Missouri river. The land is surrounded on three sides by the Missouri river. The average alluvial soil depth (top soil) is 25 ft.


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