Oronogo, Missouri

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Oronogo, Missouri
Location of Oronogo, Missouri
Location of Oronogo, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°11′25″N 94°28′2″W / 37.19028°N 94.46722°W / 37.19028; -94.46722Coordinates: 37°11′25″N 94°28′2″W / 37.19028°N 94.46722°W / 37.19028; -94.46722
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyJasper
Area
 • Total2.51 sq mi (6.51 km2)
 • Land2.49 sq mi (6.44 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
919 ft (280 m)
Population
 • Total2,381
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
2,667
 • Density1,072.81/sq mi (414.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64855
Area code(s)417
FIPS code29-54920[4]
GNIS feature ID0729941[5]

Oronogo is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,381 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Oronogo was platted in 1856.[6]

The name, according to local tradition, came about when it was found that the previous name, "Minersville" was already taken. At a public meeting to change the name, after considering many possibilities, a man in the back blurted out "its Ore or no go", referring to the mining operations. Elaborating on that, Colonel J. M. Young, suggested substituting the Spanish word "Oro" for ore, and the dropping the "or" to make the word euphonious. He pronounced it "Oronogo" and the audience accepted the name.[7]

Geography[edit]

Oronogo is located at 37°11′25″N 94°28′2″W / 37.19028°N 94.46722°W / 37.19028; -94.46722 (37.190202, -94.467289).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.52 square miles (6.53 km2), of which 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880700
19002,073
19101,912−7.8%
1920981−48.7%
1930551−43.8%
19405937.6%
1950519−12.5%
1960513−1.2%
1970492−4.1%
19805256.7%
199059513.3%
200097664.0%
20102,381144.0%
2019 (est.)2,667[3]12.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,381 people, 772 households, and 646 families living in the city. The population density was 956.2 inhabitants per square mile (369.2/km2). There were 821 housing units at an average density of 329.7 per square mile (127.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.9% White, 0.3% African American, 2.0% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 772 households, of which 53.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.3% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the city was 29 years. 35.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.4% were from 25 to 44; 17% were from 45 to 64; and 5.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 976 people, 350 households, and 263 families living in the city. The population density was 484.1 people per square mile (186.6/km2). There were 403 housing units at an average density of 199.9 per square mile (77.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.65% White, 2.05% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 3.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 350 households, out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out, with 32.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,839, and the median income for a family was $36,339. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,626. About 15.5% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 179.
  7. ^ Names of Places in Jasper County, Missouri
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.