Worth, Missouri

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Worth is a village in Worth County, Missouri, United States. The population was 94 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.


Worth is located at 40°24′20″N 94°26′49″W / 40.40556°N 94.44694°W / 40.40556; -94.44694 (40.405489, -94.447079)[3].

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


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 94 people, 39 households, and 26 families residing in the town. The population density was 378.8 people per square mile (145.2/km²). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 201.5/sq mi (77.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.94% White and 1.06% Native American.

There were 39 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 14.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 118.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $22,250 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,261. There were 26.7% of families and 28.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 43.5% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.

Worth is identified by the gazebo located in middle of the road at the intersection of Main and Washington. A large tornado destroyed most of the town in 1947, there is a sign to commemorate this even on the East side of town. Worth is also home to WoCo Moto, a nice establishment, which is located on Main St. next to the gazebo.


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