Brashear is a city in Salt River Township, Adair County, Missouri, United States. The population was 273 at the 2010 census.
Brashear is located at 40°8′52″N 92°22′39″W / 40.14778°N 92.37750°W / 40.14778; -92.37750 (40.147868, -92.377565). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km), all land.
Brashear is part of the Kirksville Micropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 273 people, 120 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 780.0 inhabitants per square mile (301.2/km). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 380.0 per square mile (146.7/km). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 3.3% from two or more races.
There were 120 households of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 280 people, 124 households, and 73 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.7 people per square mile (308.9/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 404.1/sq mi (156.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.14% White, 0.36% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.
There were 124 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,750, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $19,479 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,763. About 20.6% of families and 26.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 31.8% of those sixty five or over.