Doniphan, Missouri

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Doniphan is a city in Ripley County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,932 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Ripley County[3].

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Geography

Doniphan is located at 36°37′20″N 90°49′20″W / 36.62222°N 90.82222°W / 36.62222; -90.82222 (36.622106, -90.822179)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.

Doniphan, Missouri is best known for its placement at the heart of the Current River, one of the cleanest rivers in the United States. It draws tourism and is a main attraction of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,932 people, 844 households, and 480 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,412.5 people per square mile (544.5/km²). There were 951 housing units at an average density of 695.3/sq mi (268.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.60% White, 0.36% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 844 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 71.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,696, and the median income for a family was $29,875. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $18,981 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,407. About 19.8% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 25.8% of those age 65 or over.

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