Harrisburg, Missouri

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Harrisburg is a village in Boone County, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 184 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.



Harrisburg is located at 39°8′32″N 92°27′40″W / 39.14222°N 92.46111°W / 39.14222; -92.46111 (39.142279, -92.461207)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


The Harrisburg R-VIII School District operates an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. Total enrollment in 2009 was 585. The high school in 2009 had a 93.3% graduation rate. [http://dese.mo.gov/planning/profile/arsd010092.html}


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 184 people, 77 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 265.7 people per square mile (103.0/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 124.2/sq mi (48.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.65% White, and 4.35% from two or more races.

There were 77 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,714, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,298. About 12.0% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.0% of those sixty five or over.


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