Scott City, Missouri

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Scott City is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 4,591 at the 2000 census.

The Scott County portion of Scott City (the majority) is part of the Sikeston Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Cape Girardeau County portion is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In December 1848, a cholera epidemic was brought to New Orleans by emigrant ships. Within a few weeks it was carried to all the principal cities on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Six of the victims were Irish monks headed to a monastery near Dubuque, Iowa. These monks were buried a few hundred yards northwest of the Thebes-Scott City railroad bridge.[3]



Scott City is located at 37°13′7″N 89°31′27″W / 37.21861°N 89.52417°W / 37.21861; -89.52417 (37.218486, -89.524063)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.86%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,591 people, 1,801 households, and 1,287 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.1 people per square mile (385.3/km²). There were 1,953 housing units at an average density of 425.0/sq mi (163.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.39% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

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