Introduction to Cameron, Missouri

Cameron, Missouri is located 32 miles E of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center) and is 47 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri. It is in Clinton county and is part of the Kansas City metro area. The population of Cameron is 8,312.

Cameron History

Isaac Baldwin was among the first settlers to arrive in the region in 1830. Samuel McCorkle platted the city in 1855. Cameron was named after the maiden name of Samuel McCorkle’s wife, Malinda Cameron. In the early years, the city was a major stopping point for the Mormons traveling to historical sites.

Cameron and nearby Attractions

  • McCorkle Park
  • Recreation Park
  • Cameron Veterans Memorial Golf Course
  • Four County Plaza

Things To Do In Cameron

A wide variety of recreational facilities are offered at the Beaver Park, McCorkle Park, and Earl Park. The local churches boast of beautiful architecture and are worth paying a visit to. The Cameron Veterans Memorial Golf Course offers excellent facilities for the enjoyment of the game. Besides, one can plan a family picnic at the Recreation Park. The Four County Plaza offers some amazing deals and is frequented both by residents and visitors.

Cameron Transportation

Kansas City International Airport offers air transportation facilities to the city.

Cameron Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by the Missouri Western State College, Metropolitan Community College, Park University, and University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Total Population 10,008
Male Share of the Population 64.4%
Female Share of the Population 35.6%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,615
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 31.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,465
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,391


Median Family Income $49,832
% Above Poverty Level 81.9%
% Below Poverty Level 18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $664
Median House Value $109,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 13.8%

Cameron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles E of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Clinton
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64429
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.74
Longitude -94.24

Cameron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HAMILTON 2 W
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station AMITY 4 NE
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 39.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kidder 276 $39,464

Cameron Public Libraries

Cameron Public Library
Cameron, Missouri
(816) 632-2311
Library Web Site

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Cameron Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(816) 632-2101
Emergency Service: Yes

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