Leadwood, Missouri

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Leadwood is a city in St. Francois County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,160 at the 2000 census. The city was founded in 1910 as a company town by St. Joe Lead which originally called it Owl Creek.[4]



Leadwood is located at 37°51′52″N 90°35′26″W / 37.86444°N 90.59056°W / 37.86444; -90.59056 (37.864469, -90.590428)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,160 people, 422 households, and 327 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,002.5 people per square mile (386.1/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 437.3/sq mi (168.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.76% White, 0.09% African American, 0.86% Native American, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 422 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,391, and the median income for a family was $28,534. Males had a median income of $24,722 versus $16,103 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,402. About 14.9% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

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