St. Mary, Missouri

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St. Mary (Ste. Marie, with French spelling) is a city in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, United States. The population was 377 at the 2000 census.



The small city was established by settlers of French descent, who also built St. Mary's Catholic Church. The city was originally named St. Mary's Landing.


St. Mary is located at 37°52′34″N 89°56′56″W / 37.87611°N 89.94889°W / 37.87611; -89.94889 (37.876153, -89.948811)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 377 people, 167 households, and 100 families residing in the city. The population density was 625.3 people per square mile (242.6/km²). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 310.2/sq mi (120.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.84% White, 3.18% African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.59% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 167 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,000, and the median income for a family was $31,964. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $14,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,825. About 7.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

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