Clarkton, Missouri

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Clarkton is a city in Dunklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,330 at the 2000 census. The local Clarkton public school was founded in 1871, and the school mascot is the reindeer [1].



Clarkton is located at 36°27′3″N 89°58′4″W / 36.45083°N 89.96778°W / 36.45083; -89.96778 (36.450899, -89.967853)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,330 people, 537 households, and 366 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,182.1 people per square mile (454.4/km²). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 531.5/sq mi (204.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.58% White, 4.51% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 1.80% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.53% of the population.

There were 537 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $20,350. Males had a median income of $20,147 versus $19,479 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,292. About 35.2% of families and 40.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.1% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.

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