is a city located in Saline County, Missouri
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 2,083.
Geography\nSlater is located at 39°13'18" North, 93°3'45" West (39.221658, -93.062529)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 3.8 km²
). 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 2,083 people, 895 households, and 539 families residing in the city. The population density
is 554.7/km² (1,439.1/mi²). There are 1,072 housing units at an average density of 285.4/km² (740.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.04% White, 9.60% African American
, 0.19% Native American
, 0.19% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. 1.63% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 895 households out of which 28.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% are non-families. 36.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 21.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $25,270, and the median income for a family is $36,281. Males have a median income of $25,969 versus $18,526 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,863. 18.2% of the population and 13.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.4% are under the age of 18 and 18.6% are 65 or older.