Purdy is a city in Purdy Township, Barry County, Missouri, United States, on the foothills of the Ozarks, eight miles south of Monett and twelve miles north of Cassville along Highway 37. The population was 1,098 at the 2010 census.
Purdy was platted in 1880. The city was named for George A. Purdy, a railroad promoter. A post office called Purdy has been in operation since 1880.
Purdy is located at 36°49′7″N 93°55′15″W (36.818520, -93.920888).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,098 people, 399 households, and 271 families living in the city. The population density was 1,689.2 inhabitants per square mile (652.2/km2). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 695.4 per square mile (268.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.9% White, 1.3% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 11.8% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 26.0% of the population.
There were 399 households, of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families.