Norborne, Missouri

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Norborne is a city in Carroll County, Missouri, United States. The population was 805 at the 2000 census.

Norborne was founded in 1868 by Norborne B. Coats, a civil engineer for the railroad. The town has numerous small businesses, but is mostly an agricultural community. Norborne is the self-proclaimed Soybean Capital of the World and holds the Soybean Festival every year during the weekend of the second Saturday in August. The Festival begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Saturday night.

In June 2009, Norborne, Missouri got hit by straight-line winds in excess of 74 mph (miles per hour) which severely damaged buildings, homes and property.[1][2]



Norborne is located at 39°18′8″N 93°40′34″W / 39.30222°N 93.67611°W / 39.30222; -93.67611 (39.302268, -93.676040)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 805 people, 358 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,285.0 people per square mile (493.4/km²). There were 404 housing units at an average density of 644.9/sq mi (247.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.16% White, 3.60% African American and 1.24% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 358 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.93.

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