Lewistown, Missouri

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Lewistown is a city in Lewis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 595 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located on state highway 6 and near the junction of state highway 6 and state highway 16. Lewistown is in the Lewis County C-1 school district. The nearby Lewis County Fair Grounds are the site of the annual Lewis County Agricultural Fair.

Geography

Lewistown is located at 40°5′7″N 91°48′46″W / 40.08528°N 91.81278°W / 40.08528; -91.81278 (40.085331, -91.812794)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 595 people, 262 households, and 166 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,321.9 people per square mile (510.5/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 686.5/sq mi (265.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 1.68% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 262 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,188, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $22,917 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,655. About 19.9% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

Canton | Ewing | La Belle | La Grange | Lewistown

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