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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, Missouri

Farmington, Missouri, in St Francois county, is located 59 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri. The city’s population is 13,924.

Farmington History

Located in Saint Francisco County, the city of Farmington was discovered by American William Murphy, who arrived in the area in 1789. It came to be known as Murphy’s Settlement in 1817. The settlement became a town after the Louisiana Purchase and was named Farmington in 1825. The town was incorporated in 1836. Due to fast development in education, business and technology, the town gained the status of a city in 1981.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Elephant Rocks State Park
  • Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
  • Millstream Gardens Conservation Area
  • Louis Bolduc House
  • Cape River Heritage Museum
  • Farmington Water Park

Things To Do In Farmington

Elephant Rocks State Park and the Taum Sauk Mountain State Park offer opportunities for swimming, camping, boating and picnicking. Museums include the Cape River Heritage Museum and the Heritage House Museum, which displays memorabilia from the city’s past. Farmington has two golf courses, St. Francois Country Club and Eagle and Lake Golf Club.

Farmington Transportation

Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is nearby.

Farmington Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include East Central College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College and Southeast Missouri State University.

People

Total Population 17,570
Male Share of the Population 57%
Female Share of the Population 43%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,817
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 40.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,041
% Above Poverty Level 85.1%
% Below Poverty Level 14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $645
Median House Value $122,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 12.8%

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

Farmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 59 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Francois
Standard Zip Codes 63640
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.78
Longitude -90.421

Farmington 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 FARMINGTON
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Station FREDERICKTOWN
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station POTOSI 5 SW
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Libertyville (63640)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bismarck 1,336 $37,875
Bonne Terre 7,064 $45,759
Desloge 4,966 $43,922
Leadington 360 $41,719
Leadwood 1,543 $31,667

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

Farmington Public Libraries

Library
Farmington Public Library
108 W. HARRISON ST.
Farmington, Missouri
(573) 756-5779
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Farmington Hospitals

PARKLAND HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1101 W LIBERTY
(573) 431-6005
Emergency Service: Yes

MINERAL AREA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1212 WEBER RD
(573) 756-4581
Emergency Service: Yes

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1 BLACK KNIGHT DR
573-701-1310
Serves 1,167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

MIDWEST LEARNING CTR.
608 PINE ST
573-701-1385
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

JUVENILE DETENTION CTR.
HWY 32 EAST
573-756-5766
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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