East Prairie, Missouri

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East Prairie, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of East Prairie, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472Coordinates: 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyMississippi
Area
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation305 ft (93 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total3,227
 • Density2,526.0/sq mi (975.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code63845
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-21052[1]
GNIS feature ID0717337[2]
 
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East Prairie, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of East Prairie, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472Coordinates: 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyMississippi
Area
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation305 ft (93 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total3,227
 • Density2,526.0/sq mi (975.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code63845
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-21052[1]
GNIS feature ID0717337[2]

East Prairie is a city in Mississippi County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,227 at the 2000 census. In 1881, the area was originally known as Bell's Grade and Hibbard and developed as a result of the railroad. Its population was 298 at the 1890 census.[citation needed] In February of 2012, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the area, not far from Sikeston, Missouri and Cairo, Illinois; the impact was felt across multiple states.

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Geography

East Prairie is located at 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472 (36.779538, -89.384783)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,227 people, 1,333 households, and 906 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,526.0 people per square mile (973.4/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 1,110.0 per square mile (427.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.79% White, 2.26% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 1,333 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,825, and the median income for a family was $24,063. Males had a median income of $23,494 versus $16,284 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,912. About 25.6% of families and 30.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.0% of those under age 18 and 32.4% of those age 65 or over.

Events

East Prairie is the host of the Tour de Corn bicycle ride each summer during the towns Sweetcorn Festival that attracts cyclists from many surrounding states and raises money for local charities.

Trivia

Significant portions of the 1961 film The Intruder (Directed by Roger Corman and starring William Shatner) were filmed in East Prairie.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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