Holt, Missouri

Holt is a city in Clay and Clinton counties in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The population was 447 at the 2010 census.

Holt, Missouri
Clay County Missouri Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Holt Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 39°27′10″N 94°20′32″W / 39.45278°N 94.34222°W / 39.45278; -94.34222Coordinates: 39°27′10″N 94°20′32″W / 39.45278°N 94.34222°W / 39.45278; -94.34222[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountiesClay, Clinton
Area
 • Total0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Land0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation860 ft (260 m)
Population
 • Total447
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
502
 • Density1,118.04/sq mi (431.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64048
Area code(s)816
FIPS code29-32752[5]
GNIS feature ID0719735[1]

HistoryEdit

Holt was platted in 1867.[6] The city was named for Jeremiah Abel Holt (1811-1886), who donated the land in 1837 and who was one of the first settlers in the area, a native of Orange County, North Carolina.[7]

Holt has the distinction of holding the world record for the fastest accumulation of rainfall. On June 22, 1947, Holt received 12 inches (300 mm) of rain in 42 minutes.[8][9]

GeographyEdit

Holt is located on the Clinton - Clay county line west of I-35. Missouri Route 33 passes through the community. The Lake Arrowhead reservoir on Muddy Fork of Clear Creek lies north of the community.[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all land.[11]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880162
189025959.9%
190033930.9%
1910336−0.9%
192039818.5%
1930357−10.3%
1940320−10.4%
1950270−15.6%
19602814.1%
197031913.5%
1980276−13.5%
199031112.7%
200040530.2%
201044710.4%
Est. 2019502[4]12.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 447 people, 176 households, and 119 families living in the city. The population density was 993.3 inhabitants per square mile (383.5/km2). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 428.9 per square mile (165.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 0.7% African American, 1.6% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 176 households, of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 405 people, 152 households, and 100 families living in the city. The population density was 1,119.4 people per square mile (434.4/km2). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 456.0 per square mile (177.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.28% White, 0.74% African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.23% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 152 households, out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,438, and the median income for a family was $55,375. Males had a median income of $35,556 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,841. About 10.1% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Holt, Missouri
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Clinton County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 277.
  8. ^ John D. Locatelli and Peter V. Hobbs "A World Record Rainfall Rate at Holt, Missouri: Was It Due to Cold Frontogenesis Aloft?" Weather and Forecasting, Volume 10, Issue 4 (December 1995)
  9. ^ George A. Lott "The World-Record 42-Minute Holt, Missouri, Rainstorm" Monthly Weather Review, Volume 82, Issue 2 (February 1954)
  10. ^ Holt, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1990 (1995 rev.)
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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