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Warrenton, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Warrenton, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°48′57″N 91°8′25″W / 38.81583°N 91.14028°W / 38.81583; -91.14028
Country United States
State Missouri
County Warren
Area
 - Total 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 - Land 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,281
 - Density 720.6/sq mi (278.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63383
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-77128[1]
GNIS feature ID 0728363[2]

Warrenton is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,721 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Warren County[3]. Warrenton is located in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Warrenton's slogan is "A City for All Seasons."[4]

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Geography

Warrenton is located at 38°48′57″N 91°8′25″W / 38.81583°N 91.14028°W / 38.81583; -91.14028 (38.815951, -91.140164)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.14% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,281 people, 1,985 households, and 1,363 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.6 people per square mile (278.2/km²). There were 2,110 housing units at an average density of 287.9/sq mi (111.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.64% White, 1.70% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 1,985 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,022, and the median income for a family was $38,396. Males had a median income of $31,701 versus $21,896 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,431. About 8.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Warrenton has direct access to both rail and interstate traffic via Interstate 70. Manufacturing consists of light industry, a copper foundry, and several quarries in the area. The town's primary sources of external revenue are service facilities for travellers. Notable companies in Warrenton are Holland-Binkley and Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola facility produces Dasani water and Powerade sports drinks.

Warren County R-III School District is the largest employer in Warren County.

Schools

Warrenton and the adjacent city of Truesdale, Missouri are home to the Warren County R-III School District, which is fully accredited in the state of Missouri. The district currently has five buildings: Warrenton High School, Daniel Boone Elementary (kindergarten and 1st), Warrior Ridge Elementary (2nd-3rd), Rebecca Boone Elementary (4th-5th), and Black Hawk Middle School. The Warren County R-III School District central office is also on the Black Hawk/Daniel Boone campus.

Warrenton is also home to Holy Rosary School, a small Catholic school serving children in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Central Wesleyan College was an important German-American institution from 1864 to 1941. After closing one the campus buildings burned in 1957 killing 72 in the Warrenton Nursing Home Fire.

References and notes

  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. ^ "City of Warrenton, Missouri Official Web Site". http://www.warrenton-mo.org. Retrieved 2006-11-26.  
  5. ^ "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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