Introduction to Caruthersville, Missouri

Caruthersville, Missouri, in Pemiscot county, is located 61 miles NW of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center) and is 75 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee. The city has a population of approximately 6,760.

Caruthersville History

Before Europeans settled in the area, Native Americans used to inhabit this region. The town of Caruthersville was planned and established by George W. Bushey and John Hardeman Walker in 1857. It was incorporated as a city in 1874. In 1976, a bridge was built across the Mississippi River.

Caruthersville and nearby Attractions

  • Eastside Park
  • New Madrid Historical Museum
  • French Park
  • Sacred Heart Church

Things To Do In Caruthersville

Museum lovers in Caruthersville should pay a visit to the New Madrid Historical Museum. It offers interesting insights into the historical and cultural background of the region. The Reynolds Park, French Park, and Eastside Park are also very popular tourist haunts. The Sacred Heart Church is a beautiful old-world building in the city, and is worth taking a look around.

Caruthersville Transportation

Flights can be availed from the MC Kellar-Sipes Regional Airport.

Caruthersville Higher Education

Higher education institutes near Caruthersville include The University of Tennessee-Martin, Union University, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus, and Jackson State Community College.


Total Population 6,086
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,184
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 37.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.2%
Median Earnings25+ $27,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,861
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,309


Median Family Income $40,927
% Above Poverty Level 68.1%
% Below Poverty Level 31.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 38.2%
Median Gross Rent $534
Median House Value $72,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 10.7%

Caruthersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NW of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County Pemiscot
Standard Zip Codes 63830
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.193
Longitude -89.655

Caruthersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 49 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 46 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Caruthersville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Caruthersvlle (63830)

Cottonwood Point (63830)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cooter 442 $41,908
Hayti 2,883 $30,764
Hayti Heights 544 $18,125
Homestown 126 $45,000

Caruthersville Public Libraries

Caruthersville Public Library
Caruthersville, Missouri
(573) 333-2480

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