Mineral Point, Missouri

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Mineral Point is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. The population was estimated at 385 in July 2008.[1] It was 363 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.



Mineral Point is located at 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444 (37.945181, -90.724493)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 363 people, 130 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,425.5 people per square mile (560.6/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 534.1/sq mi (210.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.29% White, 3.03% African American, 0.83% Native American, 1.38% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 130 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,455, and the median income for a family was $16,591. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,365. About 36.5% of families and 40.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

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