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Where is Pinhook MO? from Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s description of Pinhook is cold. It has no personal feelings. It deals in numbers and facts.  See below.

Geography:

Pinhook is located at 36°44′21″N 89°16′4″W (36.739225, -89.267693)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 48 people, 20 households, and 15 families residing in the village. The population density was 336.1 people per square mile (132.4/km²). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 147.0 per square mile (57.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 10.42% White, 87.50% African American, and 2.08% from two or more races.

There were 20 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 35.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 71.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $15,417, and the median income for a family was $16,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,114. There were 47.1% of families and 55.4% of the population living below thepoverty line, including 50.0% of under eighteens and 83.3% of those over 64.

If you were to ask someone who “lived there” to describe Pinhook, they wouldn’t give you these cold facts. It sounds so impersonal. However,  this is the dictionary function of Pinhook and it is not really reflective of the community we know.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinhook,_Missouri

Map of Pinhook

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May 6, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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