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Encyclopedia > Nevada, Missouri

Nevada, Missouri, pronounced "nuh-VAY-duh," is a city located in Vernon County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,607. It is the county seat of Vernon County GR6. Vernon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Largest city Jefferson City Kansas City Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 sq mi  180,693 km² 240 miles  385 km 300 miles  480 km 1. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Nevada is the home of Cottey College, a junior college for women operated by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a women's organization dedicated to the promotion of education for women. As the P.E.O. Sisterhood is secretive about the meaning of their name and the rituals practiced at their members-only meetings, it may be considered a secret society. According to multiple published sources (Keister 2004, p. 220; Stahl and Kerchelich 2001, p. 805), the acronym P.E.O. stands for Protect Each Other. This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ... The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic educational organization for women founded in 1869. ...


[edit] References Stahl, D.A. and Kerchelich, K. (Eds.) (2001). Abbreviations Dictionary (10th edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. ISBN 0849390036. Keister, D. (2004). Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishers. ISBN 158685321X.

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Origin of name

Before its incorporation in 1855, the area had the names Fair View and Hog-Eye. The later name was considered too homey and the former name had already been taken as a post office name in Missouri. The town was named after Nevada City, California by circuit and county clerk DeWitt C. Hunter after his travels to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A Hog-Eye in Missouri is a small compact place sunk in a hollow. ... Fairview is a town located in Newton County, Missouri. ... Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, 166 miles (267 km) northeast of San Francisco. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by great world-wide interest concerning a gold discovery in Northern California. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


The pronunciation of the city's name, though, is differently than the state's. The first "a" is pronounced long (rhymes with hay), giving the name "nuh-VAY-duh".


Geography

Location of Nevada, Missouri

Nevada is located at 37°50'27" North, 94°21'20" West (37.840930, -94.355576)GR1. Image File history File links MOMap-doton-Nevada. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²). 23.1 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.67% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,607 people, 3,463 households, and 1,973 families residing in the city. The population density was 372.1/km² (964.1/mi²). There were 3,857 housing units at an average density of 166.8/km² (432.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.79% White, 1.03% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,463 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.95. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which often forms the foundation of a family. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $25,774, and the median income for a family was $36,639. Males had a median income of $28,939 versus $17,424 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,118. 20.0% of the population and 13.7% of families were below the poverty line. 28.7% of those under the age of 18 and 16.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable natives

Eva Kelly Bowring (January 9, 1892–January 8, 1985) was a U.S. Senator from Nebraska. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Forrest S. Red DeBernardi (February 3, 1899 – April 29, 1970) was a well-known collegiate basketball player in the 1920s. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Statue of John Huston, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906–August 28, 1987) was an Irish-American film director and actor. ... William C. Phelps (April 5, 1934) is a Republican politician and lawyer from Missouri. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ...

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Nevada, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (607 words)
Nevada, Missouri, pronounced "nuh-VAY-duh," is a city located in Vernon County, Missouri.
Nevada is the home of Cottey College, a junior college for women operated by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a women's organization dedicated to the promotion of education for women.
The town was named after Nevada City, California by circuit and county clerk DeWitt C. Hunter after his travels to California during the Gold Rush of 1849.
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Nevada, Missouri has a total population of 8607.
The average age for a male in Nevada, Missouri is 32.9.
The average age for a female in Nevada, Missouri is 37.9.
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