Purdy, Missouri

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Purdy is a city in Purdy Township, Barry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,103 at the 2000 census.



Purdy is located at 36°49′7″N 93°55′15″W / 36.81861°N 93.92083°W / 36.81861; -93.92083 (36.818520, -93.920888).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,103 people, 432 households, and 288 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,697.4 people per square mile (655.2/km²). There were 480 housing units at an average density of 738.7/sq mi (285.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.50% White, 0.09% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 14.69% from other races, and 2.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.04% of the population.

There were 432 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.3% 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 2.55 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,318, and the median income for a family was $28,636. Males had a median income of $21,731 versus $16,806 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,662. About 14.6% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over.

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