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Grant City is a city in Worth County in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 926 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town. It is the county seat of Worth County[1].



Location of Grant City, Missouri

Grant City is located at 40°29′9″N 94°24′55″W / 40.48583°N 94.41528°W / 40.48583; -94.41528 (40.485931, -94.415219)[2]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 926 people, 409 households, and 247 families residing in the town. The population density was 735.2 people per square mile (283.8/km²). There were 499 housing units at an average density of 396.2/sq mi (152.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.03% White, 0.22% African American, 0.65% Native American and 0.11% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 409 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,897, and the median income for a family was $29,943. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,009. About 13.4% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Grant City was named for President U.S. Grant. It was here that big band leader Glenn Miller was given his first trombone. There is a marker on the east side of the town square telling of the event.

Glenn Miller purchased his first musical instrument a Trombone in Grant City, Missouri


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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