Bates City, Missouri

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Bates City is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. The population was 245 at the 2000 census.



Bates City is located at 39°0′11″N 94°4′7″W / 39.00306°N 94.06861°W / 39.00306; -94.06861 (39.003191, -94.068739)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

The community is located east of Kansas City on Interstate 70 and US Route 40.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 245 people, 92 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 281.9 people per square mile (108.7/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 110.4/sq mi (42.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 0.82% African American, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 92 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $24,464 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,950. About 14.3% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents

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