The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 32.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24
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!
MONETTE CITY, Mo. -- Monette city, located in Jefferson County, is the seat of government for Monette County. The population was 1,972 at the 2010 census. Monette City was platted in 1886 by L.P. Monette, a pioneer settler. The city is named for Monette, the daughter of a French trapper and the wife of a Yankee trader. The city is located on the Missouri River, eighteen miles northwest of Jefferson City. The city is at the junction of U.S. Highway 65 and Missouri Highway 335. Fort Leonard F. Maurepas, the first permanent United States military post west of the Mississippi River, was located here in 1821.
The city is located in the Driftless Area of Missouri and is surrounded by rolling hills and terraced farmlands. The Ozarks are to the east, the Bootheel to the south, and the Arkansas Lowlands to the west. The city is noted for its annual rodeo and its garden pavilion, which was designed and built by Sheppard Richardson. The Monette National Grassland is located just north of the city.
The city is located at 37°36′N 94°53′W / 37.62°N 94.86°W / 37.62; -94.86 (37.6211°N, -94.8591°W).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,972 people, 765 households, and 508 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 813 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 765 households of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.18.
The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 32.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24}
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.