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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 6,026
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,053
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,060
% Above Poverty Level 66.7%
% Below Poverty Level 33.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $554
Median House Value $73,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station CARUTHERSVILLE
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
Station DYERSBURG AP
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
Station NEWBERN
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 428 $43,333
Hayti 2,840 $30,165
Hayti Heights 557 $16,875
Homestown 169 $24,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Caruthersville Public Libraries

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Caruthersville Public Library
707 WEST 13TH STREET
Caruthersville, Missouri
(573) 333-2480

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Caruthersville High Schools

CARUTHERSVILLE HIGH
1708 WARD AVE
573-333-6110
Serves 413 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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