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Bismarck, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Bismarck, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°46′7″N 90°37′31″W / 37.76861°N 90.62528°W / 37.76861; -90.62528
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Francois
Incorporated 1877
 - Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,025 ft (312.5 m)
Population (2008)[1]
 - Total 1,538
 Density 1,545.0/sq mi (591.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 63624
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-05878[2]
GNIS feature ID 0755776[3]

Bismarck is a city in St. Francois County, Missouri, United States. The estimated 2008 population was 1,538.[1] The population was 1,470 at the 2000 census.



According to research, there is now a website presence that gives information on Bismarck Missouri along with an online forum for Bismarck Citizens. The website is in the following link: Welcome to Bismarck Missouri!.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Bismarck, situated in the western part of St. Francois County, owes its origin and early growth to the farming interests about it and its location at the intersection of the Belmont branch with the main line of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway. Bismarck was first laid out and surveyed in 1868. The railroad ran through the town from the northwest to the southeast. All of the original streets of Bismarck, with the exception of Main and Center, were named after trees.

In 1877 Bismarck was incorporated as a town by the County Court and the first trustees were William H. Gullivan, Benjamin Schoch, C. C. Grider, George H. Kelly and A. H. Tegmeyer. In the year 1881 this incorporation was abolished. Since that time Bismarck has been reincorporated. the population about 1910 was 848. It is now 1,579.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,579 people, 586 households, and 420 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,477.1 people per square mile (567.6/km²). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 663.2/sq mi (254.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.84% White, 0.20% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 586 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,583, and the median income for a family was $30,294. Males had a median income of $25,781 versus $18,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,150. About 14.7% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Citizens

  • William R. Shelton - World War II Veteran / Bronze Star Recipient / Medal of Honor Recipient (Source: National Archives Records Administration)
  • Oscar McGeorge's - 25 Year Term Completed as Top elected official
  • Johnny Reagan - Basketball Hall of Fame; Finished season with 691 points, offensive star and noted all around player of several sports. The Bismarck School District baseball field is named after him, "Reagan Field".
  • Nathan Brinkley - was instrumental in developing the computer language used in interfacing 3rd party applications with Autodesk AutoCAD


Coordinates: 37°46′07″N 90°37′31″W / 37.76875°N 90.625165°W / 37.76875; -90.625165

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