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Encyclopedia > Sibley, Missouri

Sibley is a village located in Jackson County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 347.


Location of Sibley, Missouri

Sibley is located at 39°10'49" North, 94°11'45" West (39.180338, -94.195940)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 km˛ (1.0 mi˛). 2.7 km˛ (1.0 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 347 people, 128 households, and 94 families residing in the village. The population density is 128.8/km˛ (332.9/mi˛). There are 133 housing units at an average density of 49.4/km˛ (127.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 95.97% White, 1.44% African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 3.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 128 households out of which 37.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% are married couples living together, 2.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% are non-families. 20.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the village the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 112.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $45,000, and the median income for a family is $50,417. Males have a median income of $40,313 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the village is $17,100. 5.4% of the population and 2.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.2% of those under the age of 18 and 16.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.180338&longitude=-94.19594&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.180338&lon=-94.19594&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-94.19594&lat=39.180338&w=750&h=500)

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Fort Osage (Fort Clark) in Jackson County, Missouri was abandoned because of its remote and non-defensible position against British forces.
In 1813, George Champlain Sibley, the government agent or factor at Fort Osage, argued in a letter to William Clark, the Governor, Indian Superintendent, and General of the Militia, that a trading factory should be reestablished with the Osage to maintain their friendship and to keep the British from establishing the same.
Sibley described the factory on December 31, 1813 as: “A two story Blockhouse, 30 feet long and 20 feet wide, built of large cottonwood logs, roofed with oak slabs well secured by hickory splits spiked on and armed with one swivel and three blunderbusses, affording sufficient room for the goods, for Trading and for fighting.
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