Steelville is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,642 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Crawford County. Steelville is the hometown of Congressman Albert Reeves and Missouri State Representative Jason Chipman. The town was named after landowner James Steel.
Steelville is located at 37°58′7″N 91°21′19″W / 37.96861°N 91.35528°W / 37.96861; -91.35528 (37.968509, -91.355163). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.42 square miles (6.27 km), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,642 people, 638 households, and 345 families residing in the city. The population density was 678.5 inhabitants per square mile (262.0/km). There were 753 housing units at an average density of 311.2 per square mile (120.2/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.10% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 1.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.
There were 638 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.9% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,429 people, 616 households, and 349 families residing in the city. The population density was 548.8 people per square mile (212.2/km²). There were 724 housing units at an average density of 278.0 per square mile (107.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.09% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.07% of the population.
There were 616 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 74.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $19,596, and the median income for a family was $26,765. Males had a median income of $23,913 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,550. About 20.2% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.0% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over.