Strasburg, Missouri

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Strasburg is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 136 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Strasburg is located at 38°45′40″N 94°9′54″W / 38.76111°N 94.165°W / 38.76111; -94.165 (38.761049, -94.164913)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 136 people, 51 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.6 people per square mile (238.7/km²). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 241.5/sq mi (93.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.32% White, 0.74% Native American, and 2.94% from two or more races.

There were 51 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,655. There were 20.0% of families and 30.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 35.2% of under eighteens and 15.8% of those over 64.

Politics

In September 2008 after conflict between Mayor McClure and the City Council, the Mayor resigned and was replaced by Councilor Patricia Ford who served as Acting Mayor. It was thought by many that Councilor Ford's own selfish ambitions lead to the unseating of Mayor McClure.

Junior City Council

The Strasburg City Council established the United State's first Junior City Council in 2006, sponsored by City Council member Patricia Ford and strongly supported by Mayor Gregory McClure. In addition, State support came from District 122 Missouri House Representative Mike McGhee, who hosted a meeting with the founding council in its second year. The Council itself is composed of local youth who are elected into office. They focus on municipal issues, just as the official City Council does. The founding members of this council were as follows: Mayor Trenton Garza, Lieutenant Mayor Bronco Green, South Ward Councilman Matthew Baptista, North Ward Councilman Colton Oliver, South Ward Councilman Colten Stucker, and North Ward Councilman Brian Ross.

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