[kawz-bee, koz]
Cosby, Bill (William Henry Cosby, Jr.), 1937-, American actor, b. Philadelphia. He became known as a comedian and was subsequently the first African-American actor to star in a dramatic series on television (I Spy, 1965-68). He has since starred in several television series, most notably the situation comedy The Cosby Show (1984-92), the most popular program on American television during the late 1980s. Cosby has won numerous Emmy awards and written several books, including Fatherhood (1986). He was inducted (1992) into the Television Hall of Fame, and six years later he was awarded a presidential medal.
Cosby is a village in Andrew County, Missouri, United States. The population was 143 at the 2000 census.


Cosby is located at (39.863522, -94.679738).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 143 people, 55 households, and 37 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,525.5 people per square mile (613.5/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 608.1/sq mi (244.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.30% White and 0.70% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.

There were 55 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $37,292. Males had a median income of $25,750 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,121. There were none of the families and 4.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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