Winston, Missouri

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Winston is a village in Daviess County, Missouri, United States. The population was 247 at the 2000 census.

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History

The village of Winston is named for General Joseph W. Winston, son of Colonel Joseph Winston, an American Revolutionary War soldier and patriot for whom the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is partly named. Major Winston's son Joseph W. served in the War of 1812 and was later appointed a Major General in the North Carolina militia forces. He came to the Platte Purchase territory in Missouri in 1838, where he and his wife settled seven miles southeast of Platte City.[3]

Geography

Winston is located at 39°52′15″N 94°08′28″W / 39.870925°N 94.141014°W / 39.870925; -94.141014.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 247 people, 97 households, and 67 families residing in the village. The population density was 798.8 people per square mile (307.6/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 359.0/sq mi (138.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.98% White and 2.02% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

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