Rich Hill, Missouri

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Rich Hill is a city in Bates County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,461 at the 2000 census. The current mayor of Rich Hill as of December 2010 is Mike Rotch.



Rich Hill is located at 38°5′45″N 94°21′48″W / 38.09583°N 94.36333°W / 38.09583; -94.36333 (38.095781, -94.363214)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.


KLM Telephone Company, a rural telephone company, and its owner, RBJ Corporation, are based in Rich Hill.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,461 people, 617 households, and 391 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,064.8 people per square mile (411.7/km²). There were 727 housing units at an average density of 529.8/sq mi (204.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.33% White, 0.14% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 617 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,964, and the median income for a family was $28,938. Males had a median income of $25,476 versus $15,978 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,356. About 16.0% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

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