Poplar Bluff, Missouri

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Rodgers Theatre Building (Art Deco architecture)
Rodgers Theatre Building (Art Deco architecture)
Nickname(s): 
Gateway to the Ozarks, The Bluff, PB
Motto(s): 
A Community of Opportunity
Location of Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Location of Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°45′25″N 90°23′34″W / 36.75694°N 90.39278°W / 36.75694; -90.39278Coordinates: 36°45′25″N 90°23′34″W / 36.75694°N 90.39278°W / 36.75694; -90.39278
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyButler
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorRobert L. Smith [1]
 • Mayor Pro temSteve Davis
 • City ManagerMark Massingham [2]
Area
 • Total12.98 sq mi (33.62 km2)
 • Land12.91 sq mi (33.44 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation
361 ft (110 m)
Population
 • Total17,023
 • Estimate 
(2018)[5]
17,043
 • Density1,300/sq mi (510/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
63901-63902
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-59096[6]
GNIS feature ID0751712[7]
Websitewww.poplarbluff-mo.gov

Poplar Bluff is a city in southeast Missouri. It is the county seat of Butler County[8] At the 2010 census, 17,023 people lived there.

History[change | change source]

Poplar Bluff was incorporated in February 1870.

In 1927 a tornado leveled most of the city, especially the original business district along Main and Broadway streets.[9]

Demographics[change | change source]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 17,023 people, 7,181 households, and 4,154 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,318.6 inhabitants per square mile (509.1/km2). There were 8,038 housing units at an average density of 622.6 per square mile (240.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.79% White, 9.97% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 2.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.21% of the population.

There were 7,181 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

Geography[change | change source]

Poplar Bluff is located at 36°45′25″N 90°23′34″W / 36.75694°N 90.39278°W / 36.75694; -90.39278 (36.756944, −90.392778),[10] along the Black River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.98 square miles (33.62 km2), of which 12.91 square miles (33.44 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "City Council - Poplar Bluff, MO". poplarbluff-mo.gov.
  2. "City Manager - Poplar Bluff, MO". poplarbluff-mo.gov.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2012-07-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. [1] Archived September 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.