Harrisonville, Missouri

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Harrisonville is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,946 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cass County[3].

Harrisonville was found in 1837, and was named for Congressman Albert G. Harrison. The area suffered greatly during the American Civil War, though Harrisonville was one of the few places exempted in Union General Thomas Ewing's notorious General Order No. 11 (1863), which ordered the depopulation of four entire Missouri counties.[4]



Harrisonville is located at 38°39′13″N 94°20′49″W / 38.65361°N 94.34694°W / 38.65361; -94.34694 (38.653592, -94.346915)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.6 km²), of which, 8.6 square miles (22.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.14%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,946 people, 3,457 households, and 2,302 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,035.2 people per square mile (399.8/km²). There were 3,646 housing units at an average density of 421.9/sq mi (162.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.15% White, 0.97% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 3,457 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% 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 3.05.

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