Willard, MO

Willard, Missouri
City

Location of Willard, Missouri

Coordinates: 37°17′40″N 93°25′24″W / 37.29444°N 93.42333°W / 37.29444; -93.42333Coordinates: 37°17′40″N 93°25′24″W / 37.29444°N 93.42333°W / 37.29444; -93.42333

Country United States
State Missouri
County Greene
Area[1]
 • Total 5.92 sq mi (15.33 km2)
 • Land 5.92 sq mi (15.33 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,237 ft (377 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 5,288
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 5,403
 • Density 893.2/sq mi (344.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65781
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-79882[4]
GNIS feature ID 0735917[5]
Website cityofwillard.org

Willard is a city in Greene County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,288.[6] It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Willard's main east-west road, U.S. 160, is known as Olympian Boulevard because two graduates of Willard High School have participated in the Olympics.

Geography

Willard is located at 37°17′40″N 93°25′24″W / 37.29444°N 93.42333°W / 37.29444; -93.42333 (37.294429, -93.423218).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.92 square miles (15.33 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 5,288 people, 1,901 households, and 1,455 families residing in the city. The population density was 893.2 inhabitants per square mile (344.9 /km2). There were 2,038 housing units at an average density of 344.3 per square mile (132.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 1,901 households of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 32.2 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31% were from 25 to 44; 19.9% were from 45 to 64; and 10.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,193 people, 1,154 households, and 909 families residing in the city. The population density was 575.2 people per square mile (222.1/km²). There were 1,226 housing units at an average density of 220.9 per square mile (85.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.75% White, 0.16% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 1,154 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,565, and the median income for a family was $43,646. Males had a median income of $29,420 versus $20,370 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,253. About 9.3% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Willard's school system is a 4-A school containing five elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school and is in the Central Ozark Big School conference.

Willard East,[8] Willard North,[9] Willard South, Willard Central, and Willard Orchard Hills (built in 2011) make up the elementary schools. Willard Intermediate, Willard Middle, and Willard High[10] make up the rest of the schools.

Notable people

Notable visitors

The infamous Bonnie and Clyde stayed briefly at the Willard Hotel during their crime-riddled run in which they kidnapped a Missouri police officer.

References

External links

  • City of Willard
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