Willard is a city in Greene County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,288. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The City of Willard was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1949. Willard’s main east–west road, U.S. 160, is known as Olympian Boulevard because two graduates of Willard High School have participated in the Olympics. Although the town remains relatively small in size, the city of Willard has undergone considerable growth in recent years and still continues to grow. Willard is located at 37°17′40″N 93°25′24″W (37.294429, -93.423218).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.92 square miles (15.33 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,288 people, 1,901 households, and 1,455 families living in the city. The population density was 893.2 inhabitants per square mile (344.9/km2). There were 2,038 housing units at an average density of 344.3 per square mile (132.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population. There were 1,901 households, of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present.
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