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Huntsville, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Huntsville, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°26′8″N 92°32′39″W / 39.43556°N 92.54417°W / 39.43556; -92.54417Coordinates: 39°26′8″N 92°32′39″W / 39.43556°N 92.54417°W / 39.43556; -92.54417
Country United States
State Missouri
County Randolph
Area
 - Total 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 - Land 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,553
 - Density 656.1/sq mi (253.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65259
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-33886[1]
GNIS feature ID 0720026[2]

Huntsville is a city in Randolph County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,553 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Randolph County[3].

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Geography

Huntsville is located at 39°26′08″N 92°32′39″W / 39.435467°N 92.544049°W / 39.435467; -92.544049.[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.

Education

Huntsville is home to both the Westran Elementary School and Westran High School. The Westran High School is home to the Westran Hornets and Lady Hornets. Students are offered to participate in football, basketball, softball, baseball, track, golf, and many other sports.

History

Huntsville was settled around 1821 by Daniel Hunt, a Kentucky native, after whom the town was named. There have been preliminary discussions to rename the town Stringsville after the main attraction at the local museum.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,553 people, 595 households, and 402 families residing in the city. The population density was 656.1 people per square mile (253.0/km²). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 289.0/sq mi (111.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.50% White, 6.12% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 595 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,524, and the median income for a family was $38,043. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $19,423 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,939. About 5.9% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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