Levasy, Missouri

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Levasy is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 108 at the 2000 census.



Levasy is located at 39°8′7″N 94°7′56″W / 39.13528°N 94.13222°W / 39.13528; -94.13222 (39.135174, -94.132157)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 108 people, 40 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 187.1 people per square mile (71.9/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 79.7/sq mi (30.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.07% White and 0.93% Native American.

There were 40 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,250, and the median income for a family was $60,250. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,016. There were 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 3.3% of under eighteens and 23.1% of those over 64.


Levasy is named for William Wallace Livesay, Oct. 1, 1824 - Sept. 17, 1898. Livesay was first a "forty-niner" and later a wagon-train master on the California, Oregon and Sante Fe trails, primarily hauling freight for the U.S. Army. The village which was located on the northwest corner of the Livesay farm was misnamed by the Lexington Branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad when it prepared the first train-station sign.


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