Portageville, Missouri

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Portageville is a city in New Madrid and Pemiscot counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 3,295 at the 2000 census.



Portageville is located at 36°25′47″N 89°42′4″W / 36.42972°N 89.70111°W / 36.42972; -89.70111 (36.429828, -89.701157),[3] primarily in New Madrid County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,295 people, 1,335 households, and 890 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,643.5 people per square mile (636.1/km²). There were 1,404 housing units at an average density of 700.3/sq mi (271.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.00% White, 16.36% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 1,335 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,729, and the median income for a family was $35,913. Males had a median income of $31,325 versus $20,735 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,114. About 21.4% of families and 27.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 25.1% of those age 65 or over.

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