Kelso, Missouri

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Kelso, Missouri

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High Points

Kelso strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Kelso Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Kelso People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Kelso Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Kelso, Missouri

Comparing Kelso to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Kelso Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 107 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County Scott
P.O. Box Zip Codes 63758
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.19
Longitude -89.549

Kelso Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
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Kelso Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 527 100%
Male 255 48.4%
Female 272 51.6%
Under 18 134 25.4%
18+ 393 74.6%
65+ 98 18.6%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.01
White 513 97.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 7 1.3%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 2.1%

Estimated Kelso Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 523
Growth -4
Growth % -0.8%

Kelso Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 57.8%
US/American 12.8%
Irish 10.4%
English 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Dutch 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Italian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kelso 527 $51,719
Allenville 104 $33,750
Benton 732 $45,179
Cape Girardeau 35,349 $43,917
Chaffee 3,044 $34,671
Commerce 110 $48,750
Scott City 4,591 $36,763
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