Napoleon, Missouri

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Napoleon is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. Located about 30 miles east of Kansas City, it is part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The population was 208 at the 2000 census.


Napoleon is located at 39°7′47″N 94°4′20″W / 39.12972°N 94.07222°W / 39.12972; -94.07222 (39.129800, -94.072099)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.

Napoleon lies just a few miles west of Wellington, Missouri; the two towns having been named after the commanders at the Battle of Waterloo. About halfway between the two towns lies a small, unincorporated crossroads called "Waterloo".


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 208 people, 86 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 119.3 people per square mile (46.2/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 56.8/sq mi (22.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.71% White, 1.92% African American, 0.48% Asian, and 2.88% from two or more races.

There were 86 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 121.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $36,042 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,546. About 9.0% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Alma | Bates City | Blackburn‡ | Concordia | Corder | Emma‡ | Higginsville | Lake Lafayette | Lexington | Mayview | Napoleon | Oak Grove‡ | Odessa | Waverly | Wellington

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