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Stover is a city in Morgan County, Missouri, United States. The population was 968 at the 2000 census.



Stover is located at 38°26′32″N 92°59′24″W / 38.44222°N 92.99°W / 38.44222; -92.99 (38.442199, -92.989936)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


Stover was founded at its current location in 1903. It grew quickly, in part due to its proximity to the Rock Island Railroad. Part of the town was destroyed in 1916 by a terrible tornado.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 968 people, 419 households, and 274 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,107.1 people per square mile (429.6/km²). There were 498 housing units at an average density of 569.5/sq mi (221.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99% White,and less than 1% African American, Native American, 5% Asian, and from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino..

There were 419 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,078, and the median income for a family was $32,333. Males had a median income of $22,969 versus $17,411 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,978. About 11.3% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

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