is a city in Texas
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Counties in the U.S. state
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Missouri is a US state located in the Midwestern United States, bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. With a 2010 population of 5,988,927, Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the nation and the fifth most populous in the Midwest. It...
, located in south central Missouri. The population was 4,574 at the 2000 census.
Mountain Grove is located at 37°7′56"N 92°15′50"W (37.132243, -92.263849). According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.18%) is water.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 4,574 people, 1,976 households, and 1,235 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 1,091.6 people per square mile (421.5/km²). There were 2,244 housing units at an average density of 535.5 per square mile (206.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.44% White, 0.17% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.48% from other races
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, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.
There were 1,976 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples
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living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,131, and the median income for a family was $25,927. Males had a median income of $24,913 versus $17,003 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $13,508. About 22.9% of families and 28.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.1% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Mountain Grove is a 4th-class city and operates with a Mayor/Board of Aldermen form of Government. The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the city and oversees all operations. All department supervisors report directly to them. The Mayor/Board of Aldermen set policies and pass ordinances.
Mountain Grove public schools are a class 3A school is Missouri, including one elementary grades Pre-K through 4th, one middle school grades 5th-8th, and one high school grades 9th-12th. Mountain Grove High School also houses Ozark Mountain Technical Center, which allows students to gain technology skills necessary for vocational career paths.
Mountain Grove Christian Academy is also an option, if more interested in private school. Mountain Grove Christian Academy has approximately 68 students, grade Pre-K through 12th.
The Agriculture Department of Missouri State University
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operates the 190 acre (0.7689034 km²) Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove. The station includes the Center for Grapevine Biotechnology and the Mountain Grove Cellars. It is associated primarily with the university's Plant Science Masters Degree Program.
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- Historic maps of Mountain Grove in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri
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