Warsaw, Missouri

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Warsaw is a city located in Benton County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,070. It is the county seat of Benton County[3]. As of 2005, its estimated population was 2,268.


State and U.S. Records

On July 14, 1954, the temperature in Warsaw rose to a staggering 118°F (48°C)[4]. This remains the hottest temperature ever recorded in the state of Missouri. However, on February 13, 1905, the temperature at Warsaw fell to -40°F (-40°C)[4], the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state. Thus, it is only one of two cities in the United States which has recorded both its state's extreme temperatures. The other is Millsboro, Delaware.


Warsaw is located at 38°14'43" North, 93°22'38" West (38.245195, -93.377227).[5] Because of its location and the general disposition of the residents, Warsaw is often referred to as "The Gateway to the South." According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 8.76% water, due in part to the construction of the Harry S. Truman Reservoir and Dam, constructed from 1964 to 1979.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,070 people, 923 households, and 539 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,045.5 people per square mile (403.7/km²). There were 1,027 housing units at an average density of 518.7/sq mi (200.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.14% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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