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Scott City, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Scott City, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°13′7″N 89°31′27″W / 37.21861°N 89.52417°W / 37.21861; -89.52417
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Cape Girardeau, Scott
 - Total 4.6 sq mi (12.0 km2)
 - Land 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,591
 - Density 999.1/sq mi (385.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63780
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-66368[1]
GNIS feature ID 0735843[2]

Scott City is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 4,591 at the 2000 census.

The Scott County portion of Scott City (the majority) is part of the Sikeston Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Cape Girardeau County portion is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In December 1848, a cholera epidemic was brought to New Orleans by emigrant ships. Within a few weeks it was carried to all the principal cities on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Six of the victims were Irish monks headed to a monastery near Dubuque, Iowa. These monks were buried a few hundred yards northwest of the Thebes-Scott City railroad bridge.[3]



Scott City is located at 37°13′7″N 89°31′27″W / 37.21861°N 89.52417°W / 37.21861; -89.52417 (37.218486, -89.524063)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.86%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,591 people, 1,801 households, and 1,287 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.1 people per square mile (385.3/km²). There were 1,953 housing units at an average density of 425.0/sq mi (163.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.39% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 1,801 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,958, and the median income for a family was $36,763. Males had a median income of $30,088 versus $17,061 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,099. About 8.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 13.5% 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. ^ Edison Shrum (1984). The History of Scott County, Missouri. Sikeston, Missouri: Scott County Historical Society. p. 103.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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