Memphis, Missouri

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Memphis is a city in Scotland County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,061 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scotland County[3]. Memphis is located southeast of Pulaski, Iowa, north of Baring, east of Lancaster, and west of Kahoka.



Memphis is located at 40°27′39″N 92°10′12″W / 40.46083°N 92.17°W / 40.46083; -92.17 (40.460889, -92.169908)[4], along the North Fabius River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,061 people, 888 households, and 523 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,316.1 people per square mile (506.9/km²). There were 1,052 housing units at an average density of 671.8/sq mi (258.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.88% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 888 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 79.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,508, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,947 versus $17,134 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,220. About 15.2% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

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