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Galena, Missouri

Galena, Missouri
City
Location of Galena, Missouri
Location of Galena, Missouri
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stone
Area[1]
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 440
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 426
 • Density 586.7/sq mi (226.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 65624, 65656
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-26254[4]
GNIS feature ID 0735624[5]

Galena is a city in Stone County, Missouri, United States. The population was 440 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Stone County.[6] Galena is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable people 4
  • Transportation 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

History

Galena was platted in 1852. It was named from the ore galena, from which lead is extracted.[7]

The first post office in Galena was established in 1853.[8] The last public execution in the United States took place in Galena in 1937.[9]

Geography

Galena is located at (36.805497, -93.467261).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which, 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1] East of town, the James River flows southerly into Table Rock Lake.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 440 people, 179 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 586.7 inhabitants per square mile (226.5/km2). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 318.7 per square mile (123.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 179 households of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 451 people, 165 households, and 121 families residing in the city. The population density was 659.7 people per square mile (256.1/km²). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 314.5 per square mile (122.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 0.22% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 165 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $24,423. Males had a median income of $22,396 versus $17,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,673. About 23.4% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.9% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Transportation

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 366. 
  8. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 98. 
  9. ^ Will, George (May 21, 2015) "The withering of the death penalty." Washington Post. (Retrieved 5-22-2015.)
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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