As of the census of 2000, there were 2,169 people, 960 households, and 604 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,023.6 peo...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
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Higdon is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 2,224. Higdon is part of the Hannibal–LaGrange, MO–IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Higdon was founded in 1872, and was named for its founder, James Higdon. Higdon is located in eastern Jackson County at the junction of Missouri Route C and Route E. Interstate 70 passes through the northern edge of the city, with access from Exit 138. The city is adjacent to the village of Lexington to the east and the town of Imperial to the west.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all land.
Higdon experiences a humid subtropical climate typical of the Midwestern United States. The city is located in the vicinity of the Ozarks, and receives considerable rainfall, mostly in the winter. The average temperature in the summer is around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average temperature in the winter is around 33 degrees Fahrenheit.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,224 people, 954 households, and 620 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 1,043 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 954 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,169 people, 960 households, and 604 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,023.6 people per square mile (396.6/km²).}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.