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Overview

Introduction to Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion county, is located 73 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 94 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri.

Hannibal History

The area now known as the City of Hannibal was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. It was founded in 1819 by Moses Bates. It was the easy access to railroad and Mississippi river that helped the city to grow. Hannibal was incorporated as a city in 1845. It was the boyhood home of Mark Twain, the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Hannibal and nearby Attractions

  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
  • Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum
  • Huck Finn Shopping Center
  • Hannibal Old Jail Museum
  • Mark Twain Lake
  • Becky Thatcher House

Things To Do In Hannibal

Hannibal is home to many parks and open spaces such as the Riverview Park, Central Park, Clemens Field, and Huckleberry Park. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed on the McKay Lake and Mark Twain Lake. The Huck Finn Shopping Center and Steamboat Bend Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. One can visit the Centennial Memorial Lighthouse and Molly Brown Birthplace and Museum. The Haunted House on Hill Street is worth visiting. It also includes a Wax Museum. Every year, the city hosts the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival, River Arts Festival, Land of Mark Twain Bluegrass Festival, and National Tom Sawyer Days.

Hannibal Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Quincy Regional Airport - Baldwin Field

Hannibal Higher Education

Hannibal - Lagrange College is the local college. Western Illinois University and the University of Missouri - Columbia also provide programs for higher studies.

People

Total Population 17,717
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,522
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $25,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,311
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,538

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,383
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $611
Median House Value $92,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 10.7%

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

Hannibal Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 63401
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.708
Longitude -91.358

Hannibal 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 HANNIBAL WATER WORKS
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Station QUINCY DAM 21
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station QUINCY BALDWIN AP
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Clay (63401)

Huntington (63401)

Ilasco (63401)

Monkey Run (63401)

Spalding (63401)

West Ely (63401)

Withers Mill (63401)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Center 382 $57,679
Frankford 441 $50,833

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

Hannibal Public Libraries

Library
Hannibal Free Public Library
200 SOUTH FIFTH
Hannibal, Missouri
(573) 221-0222

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Hannibal Hospitals

HANNIBAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
6000 HOSPITAL DR
(573) 248-1300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hannibal High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HANNIBAL SR. HIGH
4500 MCMASTERS AVE
573-221-2733
Serves 1,130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ST SCH
312 MUNGER LN
573-322-1857
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3

HANNIBAL CAREER & TECH. CTR.
4550 MCMASTERS AVE
573-221-4430
A Vocational School

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