Place:Warsaw, Benton, Missouri, United States


NameWarsaw
TypeCity
Coordinates38.245°N 93.377°W
Located inBenton, Missouri, United States
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Warsaw, Missouri

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Warsaw is a city located in Benton County, Missouri. The population was 2,127 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Benton County. The original inhabitants of the area were the Delaware, Shawnee, Sac, Kickapoo, and Osage (namesake of the Osage River which passed by the city). French settlers visited the area as early as 1719. Permanent immigrants to the area were Germans, Scotch-Irish, and English, as well as transplant farmers from Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, first arriving around 1920. The city was incorporated in 1843 and designated as the county seat of Benton County. The city was named after the city in Poland, in honor of the Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, who was of Polish descent. Warsaw was a steamboat port, the furthest point up the Osage River they could navigate.

On July 14, 1954, the temperature in Warsaw rose to a staggering 118°F (48°C). This remains the hottest temperature ever recorded in the state of Missouri. However, on February 13, 1905, the temperature at Warsaw fell to -40°F (-40°C), the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state. Thus, it is only one of two cities in the United States which has recorded both its state's extreme temperatures. The other is Millsboro, Delaware.

Geography

Warsaw is located at 38°14'43" North, 93°22'38" West (38.245195, -93.377227)[4]. Because of its location and the general disposition of the residents, Warsaw is often referred to as "The Gateway to the South."

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 8.76% water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,070 people, 923 households, and 539 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,045.5 people per square mile (403.7/km²). There were 1,027 housing units at an average density of 518.7/sq mi (200.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.14% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 923 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,583, and the median income for a family was $33,068. Males had a median income of $24,464 versus $19,301 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,262. 18.5% of the population and 9.5% of families were below the poverty line. 24.7% of those under the age of 18 and 14.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,070 people, 923 households, and 539 families residing in the city. The population density was 403.7/km² (1,045.5/sq mi). There were 1,027 housing units at an average density of 518.7/sq mi (200.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.14% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

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