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Carrollton is a city in Carroll Countymarker, Missourimarker, United Statesmarker. Carrollton won the 2005 All-America City Award given out annually by the National Civic League. The population was 4,122 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Carroll Countymarker .

Geography

Carrollton is located at (39.358892, -93.495560) . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.0 km²) of it is land and 0.23% is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,122 people, 1,716 households, and 1,074 families residing in the city. The population density was 966.7 people per square mile (373.6/km²). There were 1,978 housing units at an average density of 463.9/sq mi (179.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.86% White, 3.08% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 1,716 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,161, and the median income for a family was $35,933. Males had a median income of $26,445 versus $14,868 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,295. About 12.4% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Carrollton Area Career Center, Carrollton Senior High School, Carrollton Junior High School; grades 7-8, Carrollton Elementary School; grades 2-6, and Adams School; grades Pre-K-1.

Notable Natives

  • Leon E. Bates UAW Leader
  • James Shields Civil War General and United States Senator
  • James Duderstadt, President of the Universtiy of Michigan, 1988-1996


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