Marshfield, Missouri

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Marshfield, Missouri
Webster County Courthouse.JPG
Webster County Courthouse, 2006
Webster County Missouri Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Marshfield Highlighted.svg
Location of Marshfield, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°20′23″N92°54′26″W / 37.33972°N 92.90722°W / 37.33972; -92.90722 Coordinates: 37°20′23″N92°54′26″W / 37.33972°N 92.90722°W / 37.33972; -92.90722
Country United States
State Missouri
County Webster
Government
   Mayor Robert Williams
   City Administrator John Benson
Area
[1]
  Total5.22 sq mi (13.52 km2)
  Land5.22 sq mi (13.51 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,493 ft (455 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total6,633
  Estimate 
(2019) [3]
7,562
  Density1,449.77/sq mi (559.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65706
Area code(s) Area code 573 Exchanges: 468,859
FIPS code 29-46388 [4]
GNIS feature ID0721909 [5]
Website marshfieldmo.gov

Marshfield is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,633. [6] As of 2019, Marshfield had a population of 7,562 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). It is part of the Springfield, Missouri, Metropolitan Area. [7]

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History

Marshfield was platted in 1855, taking its name from Marshfield, Massachusetts. [8] A post office called Marshfield has been in operation since 1856. [9]

The Hosmer Dairy Farm Historic District and Rainey Funeral Home Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [10] [11]

Geography

Marshfield is located at 37°20′23″N92°54′26″W / 37.33972°N 92.90722°W / 37.33972; -92.90722 (37.339599, -92.907230). [12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.03 square miles (13.03 km2), all land. [13]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1860 408
1870 80998.3%
1880 655−19.0%
1890 98049.6%
1900 964−1.6%
1910 1,19323.8%
1920 1,37114.9%
1930 1,3780.5%
1940 1,76428.0%
1950 1,9259.1%
1960 2,22115.4%
1970 2,96133.3%
1980 3,87130.7%
1990 4,37413.0%
2000 5,72030.8%
2010 6,63316.0%
Est. 20197,562 [3] 14.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 6,633 people, 2,605 households, and 1,756 families living in the city. The population density was 1,318.7 inhabitants per square mile (509.2/km2). There were 2,918 housing units at an average density of 580.1 per square mile (224.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7%. [2]

Of the 2,605 households 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.9% of households were one person and 14.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age was 36.4 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 5,720 people, 2,256 households, and 1,534 families living in the city. The population density was 1,182.7 people per square mile (456.3/km2). There were 2,417 housing units at an average density of 499.8/sq mi (192.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.80% White, 0.19% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75%. [4]

Of the 2,256 households 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.7% of households were one person and 16.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

As of 2000, The median household income was $27,753, and the median family income was $36,090. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $20,752 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,855. About 5.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Marshfield has one public high school, Marshfield High School. Marshfield Christian School is a private institution.

Marshfield has a lending library, a branch of the Webster County Library. [14]

Government

As of April 2020, the current mayor of Marshfield is Robert Williams and the current city administrator is John Benson. [15] [16]

Notable people

A 1/4 scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope located at the courthouse in Marshfield. Hubble Space Telescope Scale Model.JPG
A 1/4 scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope located at the courthouse in Marshfield.

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