Morrison, Missouri

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Morrison is a town in Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. The first permanent settlement in the town was made by Robert Shobe circa 1828. The population was 123 at the 2000 census.



Morrison is named after Alfred William Morrison, a plantation owner and former state treasurer of the state of Missouri. The city was first organized in 1899. The town has been hit by a number of severe floods, especially in 1993.


Morrison is located at 38°40′25″N 91°38′0″W / 38.67361°N 91.633333°W / 38.67361; -91.633333 (38.673592, -91.633383)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 123 people, 52 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 271.2 people per square mile (105.5/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 138.9/sq mi (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.19% White, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 52 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $20,714 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,194. There were 2.8% of families and 7.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 9.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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