Newburg is a city in Phelps County, Missouri, United States. The population was 470 at the 2010 census.
Newburg is located at 37°55′3″N 91°54′4″W / 37.91750°N 91.90111°W / 37.91750; -91.90111 (37.917472, −91.901198). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km), of which 0.61 square miles (1.58 km) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km) is water.
Newburg is situated on the former U.S. Route 66. A handful of structures which served tourism on that route before it was bypassed by Interstate 44 remain, including John’s Modern Cabins (a ghost tourist court, now in ruins) and Vernelle’s Motel (still operational, except for an on-site restaurant and filling station demolished when US 66 was widened in 1957).
As of the census of 2010, there were 470 people, 197 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 770.5 inhabitants per square mile (297.5/km). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 444.3 per square mile (171.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 98.72% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.
There were 197 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 38 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 484 people, 218 households, and 129 families residing in the city. The population density was 784.9 people per square mile (301.4/km²). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 415.1 per square mile (159.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.90% White, 0.41% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.
There were 218 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% 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 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $18,000, and the median income for a family was $21,667. Males had a median income of $28,000 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,092. About 23.4% of families and 29.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.2% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.