Morehouse, Missouri

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Morehouse is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,015 at the 2000 census.

The Morehouse Elementary School is part of the Sikeston school system.

Geography

Morehouse is located at 36°50′44″N 89°41′28″W / 36.84556°N 89.69111°W / 36.84556; -89.69111 (36.845481, -89.691131)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,015 people, 428 households, and 294 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,240.9 people per square mile (477.9/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 601.5/sq mi (231.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 0.49% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 428 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,931, and the median income for a family was $30,144. Males had a median income of $26,389 versus $17,941 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,691. About 10.5% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 24.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Canalou | Catron | Gideon | Howardville | Lilbourn | Marston | Matthews | Morehouse | New Madrid | Parma | Portageville‡ | Risco | Sikeston‡ | Tallapoosa

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