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Aldrich, Missouri

Aldrich, Missouri
Village of Aldrich
Location of Aldrich, Missouri
Location of Aldrich, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°32′57″N 93°33′05″W / 37.54917°N 93.55139°W / 37.54917; -93.55139
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPolk
Incorporated1889[1]
Area
 • Total0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation984 ft (300 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total76
 • Density469.14/sq mi (180.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65601
Area code417
FIPS code29-00568[4]
GNIS feature ID2397926[3]

Aldrich is a village in southwestern Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 80 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Aldrich was laid out in 1885 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The community has the name of one Mr. Aldrich, a railroad employee.[5] A post office called Aldrich has been in operation since 1886.[6] The Aldrich United Methodist Church is the old church in Aldrich, founded 1888 and is still in operation.

Geography

Aldrich is located on Missouri Route 123 just north of the Little Sac River prong of Stockton Lake. Fair play is approximately 5.5 miles to the north and Eudora is about 4.5 miles to the south. Bolivar is seven miles to the northeast.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1900189
191022519.0%
192026116.0%
19302838.4%
1940239−15.5%
1950198−17.2%
1960181−8.6%
197066−63.5%
198053−19.7%
19907643.4%
200075−1.3%
2010806.7%
202076−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 80 people, 34 households, and 21 families living in the village. The population density was 500.0 inhabitants per square mile (193.1/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 268.8 per square mile (103.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 1.3% Native American, and 2.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 34 households, of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 48 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.3% were from 25 to 44; 42.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.8% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 75 people, 32 households, and 20 families living in the village. The population density was 463.8 inhabitants per square mile (179.1/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 253.6 per square mile (97.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.67% White, and 5.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 32 households, out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $19,375 versus $14,688 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,717. There were no families and 4.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable residents

Members of the band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils lived on the Ruedi-Valley Ranch near Aldrich in their very early days.

References

  1. ^ "The Missouri Roster 2007–2008" (PDF). Missouri Office of the Secretary of State. pp. 156–179. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 14, 2023.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Aldrich, Missouri
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Polk County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  7. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1st ed., 1998, p.51 ISBN 0899332242
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2012.

12. 1 The Aldrich United Methodist Church is the oldest continues Denomination in Aldrich est.1888.

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