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Overview

Introduction to Dexter, Missouri

Dexter, Missouri, in Stoddard county, is located 78 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas and 114 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee.

Dexter History

This area began to develop after a railroad was constructed in 1869. The city was founded in 1853 and was incorporated in 1873. The first flour mill was constructed in 1886 and the first telephone system was established by Mr. E.C. Mohrstadt in 1893.

Dexter and nearby Attractions

  • Big Oak Tree State Park
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
  • Cape River Heritage Museum
  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • New Madrid Historical Museum

Things To Do In Dexter

The Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area and the Big Oak Tree State Park are popular local recreational spots, with opportunities for camping, fishing and picnicking. The New Madrid Historical Museum and the Cape River Heritage Museum are the local museum. The Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site and the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site are accessible from Dexter as well.

Dexter Transportation

Lambert-Saint Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Dexter Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the Three Rivers Community College, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri.

People

Total Population 7,920
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,266
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,548
% Above Poverty Level 80%
% Below Poverty Level 20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.8%
Median Gross Rent $536
Median House Value $85,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 1%
English 6.2%
Irish 10.1%

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

Dexter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County Stoddard
Standard Zip Codes 63841
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.795
Longitude -89.957

Dexter 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 DEXTER
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station MALDEN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station WAPPAPELLO DAM
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bernie 1,992 $43,235
Bloomfield 1,952 $46,630
Dudley 158 $44,375
Essex 546 $47,500
Fisk 464 $40,208

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

Dexter Public Libraries

Library
Keller Public Library Of Dexter
402 W. GRANT
Dexter, Missouri
(573) 624-3764

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Dexter Hospitals

MISSOURI SOUTHERN HEALTHCARE
(Proprietary)
1200 N ONE MILE RD
(573) 624-5566
Emergency Service: Yes

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Dexter High Schools

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DEXTER HIGH
1101 W GRANT ST
573-614-1030
Serves 632 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

CROWLEY RIDGE STATE SCHOOL
916 SMITH AVE
573-336-4669
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.8

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