Oran, Missouri

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Oran is a city in Scott County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,264 at the 2000 census. It was surveyed under the name of Sylvania on July 9, 1869. It was renamed St. Cloud on February 14, 1870. It was renamed again as Oran on August 23, 1882, when a new plat of the town was filed.[3]



Oran is located at 37°5′4″N 89°39′15″W / 37.08444°N 89.65417°W / 37.08444; -89.65417 (37.084520, -89.654121)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,264 people, 507 households, and 353 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,200.5 people per square mile (464.8/km²). There were 544 housing units at an average density of 516.7/sq mi (200.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.39% White, 0.40% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.27% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.53% of the population.

There were 507 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $36,985. Males had a median income of $28,185 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,487. About 12.4% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

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