Warrensburg, Missouri

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Warrensburg is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 16,340 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Johnson County[3]. The Warrensburg Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Johnson County. It is home to the University of Central Missouri.

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History

Warrensburg was founded in 1856 by settler Martin Warren. One of the elementary schools (Martin Warren Elementary) is named after the town's founder. Warrensburg is close to the site of a horrific Missouri Pacific train wreck that occurred in 1904. An eastbound passenger train collided head-on with a westbound freight, killing 30 people. The passenger train was packed with people en route to St. Louis for the 1904 World's Fair.

Geography

Warrensburg is located at 38°45′47″N 93°44′06″W / 38.763101°N 93.734956°W / 38.763101; -93.734956.[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.71%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,340 people, 5,951 households, and 3,035 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,938.5 people per square mile (748.4/km²). There were 6,380 housing units at an average density of 756.9/sq mi (292.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90% White, 6.46% African American, 0.64% Native American, 2.79% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

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