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New Haven is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,008 at the 2010 census.

New Haven, Missouri
Central Hotel New Haven MO.jpg
Nickname(s): 
sun drop country
Location of New Haven, Missouri
Location of New Haven, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°36′30″N 91°13′09″W / 38.60833°N 91.21917°W / 38.60833; -91.21917Coordinates: 38°36′30″N 91°13′09″W / 38.60833°N 91.21917°W / 38.60833; -91.21917[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyFranklin
Area
 • Total3.45 sq mi (8.94 km2)
 • Land3.29 sq mi (8.52 km2)
 • Water0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
Elevation673 ft (205 m)
Population
 • Total2,089
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
2,090
 • Density610/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63068
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-51914[5]
GNIS feature ID0731625[1]

New Haven is within the Hermann AVA (American Viticultural Area).

HistoryEdit

New Haven was originally called Miller's Landing, and under the latter name was platted in 1855.[6] A post office called New Haven has been in operation since 1858.[7]

The AME Church of New Haven, New Haven Commercial Historic District, New Haven Residential Historic District, Wilhelm Pelster House-Barn, and Christopher and Johanna Twelker Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8][9]

One notable resident of the New Haven area was Herman Otten (b.1933, d. 2019), pastor of Trinity Lutheran for 55 years.[10] He was the editor of Beck's American Translation and of the Christian News weekly paper.[11]

GeographyEdit

The city is located in northwest Franklin County above the Missouri River Valley. Missouri Route 100 is on the south side of the city. Hermann is approximately 13 miles to the northwest and Washington is 11 miles to the east.[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.45 square miles (8.94 km2), of which 3.29 square miles (8.52 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880471
189076762.8%
190088315.1%
1910855−3.2%
1920805−5.8%
19308768.8%
19401,00214.4%
19501,0090.7%
19601,22321.2%
19701,47420.5%
19801,5817.3%
19901,75711.1%
20001,8676.3%
20102,08911.9%
Est. 20162,090[4]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,089 people, 818 households, and 533 families residing in the city. The population density was 635.0 inhabitants per square mile (245.2/km2). There were 905 housing units at an average density of 275.1 per square mile (106.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 818 households of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 36.5 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,867 people, 707 households, and 485 families residing in the city. The 2010 population has risen to 2,008. The population density was 654.2 people per square mile (252.9/km²). There were 778 housing units at an average density of 272.6 per square mile (105.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.02% White, 0.64% African American, 0.27% Native American, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 707 households, out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% 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 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,681, and the median income for a family was $45,260. Males had a median income of $35,161 versus $21,108 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,503. About 2.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

New Haven School District operates one elementary school, one middle school and New Haven High School.[14]

New Haven has a public library, a branch of the Scenic Regional Library system.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: New Haven, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Franklin County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  8. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  9. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 10/31/16 through 11/04/16. National Park Service. 2016-11-10.
  10. ^ Trinity, New Haven website, see also Pastor Herman Otten leaving Trinity Lutheran Church after 55 years, by Kyle Quick, New Haven Banner
  11. ^ Herman Otten: The Man Behind Christian News, Interview Response by William Harley, 27 November 2009, WLS Essays, 11 pp.
  12. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 2007, Third edition, p. 39, ISBN 0-89933-353-2
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "New Haven School District". Great Schools. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Locations and Hours". Scenic Regional Library. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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