Birch Tree, Missouri

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Birch Tree is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 634 at the 2000 census.



Birch Tree is located at 36°59′35″N 91°29′37″W / 36.99306°N 91.49361°W / 36.99306; -91.49361 (36.993041, -91.493663)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it water .


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 634 people, 276 households, and 170 families residing in the city. The population density was 478.0 people per square mile (184.1/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 243.5/sq mi (93.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.11% White, 0.32% African American, 2.05% Native American, 0.79% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 276 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $14,236, and the median income for a family was $18,182. Males had a median income of $16,932 versus $14,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,695. About 38.3% of families and 46.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.2% of those under age 18 and 41.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives/residents

  • Mel Carnahan, Governor of Missouri (1993–2000), only person posthumously elected to the U.S. Senate. born in Birch Tree

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