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Holt, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Holt, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°27′25″N 94°20′12″W / 39.45694°N 94.33667°W / 39.45694; -94.33667
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Clay, Clinton
 - Total 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 - Land 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 405
 - Density 1,119.4/sq mi (432.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64048
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-32752[1]
GNIS feature ID 0719735[2]

Holt is a city in Clay and Clinton counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 405 at the 2000 census.

Holt has the distinction of holding the world record for the fastest accumulation of rainfall. On June 22, 1947, Holt had 12 inches (300 mm) of rain in 42 minutes.[3][4]



Holt is located at 39°27′25″N 94°20′12″W / 39.45694°N 94.33667°W / 39.45694; -94.33667 (39.456809, -94.336741)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²). None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 405 people, 152 households, and 100 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,119.4 people per square mile (434.4/km²). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 456.0/sq mi (177.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.28% White, 0.74% African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.23% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 152 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,438, and the median income for a family was $55,375. Males had a median income of $35,556 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,841. About 10.1% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ John D. Locatelli and Peter V. Hobbs "A World Record Rainfall Rate at Holt, Missouri: Was It Due to Cold Frontogenesis Aloft?" Weather and Forecasting, Volume 10, Issue 4 (December 1995)
  4. ^ George A. Lott "The World-Record 42-Minute Holt, Missouri, Rainstorm" Monthly Weather Review, Volume 82, Issue 2 (February 1954)
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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