Scott City is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 4,565 at the 2010 census. The Scott County portion of Scott City (the majority) is part of the Sikeston Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Cape Girardeau County portion is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Scott City is located at 37°13′7″N 89°31′27″W / 37.21861°N 89.52417°W / 37.21861; -89.52417 (37.218486, -89.524063).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.77 square miles (12.35 km), of which 4.69 square miles (12.15 km) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,565 people, 1,794 households, and 1,245 families residing in the city. The population density was 973.3 inhabitants per square mile (375.8/km). There were 2,002 housing units at an average density of 426.9 per square mile (164.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.93% White, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.83% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.
There were 1,794 households of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% 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 4,591 people, 1,801 households, and 1,287 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.1 people per square mile (385.3/km²). There were 1,953 housing units at an average density of 425.0 per square mile (163.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.39% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.
There were 1,801 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,958, and the median income for a family was $36,763. Males had a median income of $30,088 versus $17,061 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,099. About 8.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.