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Overview

Introduction to Kirksville, Missouri

Kirksville, Missouri, in Adair county, is located 87 miles N of Columbia, Missouri and is 130 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri.

Kirksville History

This area was first settled by Europeans in the 1820s. In 1841, it became the county seat of Adair County. The county was named in honor of John Adair, the then governor of Kentucky. Kirksville was named after its first postmaster, Jesse Kirk, who pledged turkey and free whiskey to surveyors in exchange for the city being named after him. The city was incorporated on January 30, 1857. It was the site of the Battle of Kirksville, which was fought during the American Civil War from August 6 - 9, 1862.

Kirksville and nearby Attractions

  • Thousand Hills State Park
  • Kirksville Aquatic Center
  • Big Creek State Forest
  • Adair County Historical Society Museum
  • Leisure World
  • Still National Osteopathic Museum

Things To Do In Kirksville

Local parks include the Big Creek State Forest, the Thousand Hills State Park and Sugar Creek State Forest. Lacey-Keosauqua State Park offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. Local museums include the Adair County Historical Society Museum, the E. M. Violette Museum and the Still National Osteopathic Museum. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Kirksville Country Club.

Kirksville Transportation

Kirksville Regional Airport is nearby.

Kirksville Higher Education

Truman State University is located in Kirksville. Other nearby colleges include the Northeast Missouri Bible College and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

People

Total Population 17,574
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,056
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 28.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,773
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,682

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,762
% Above Poverty Level 65.5%
% Below Poverty Level 34.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 43.2%
Median Gross Rent $591
Median House Value $99,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 15.2%

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

Kirksville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles N of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Adair
Standard Zip Codes 63501
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.194
Longitude -92.583

Kirksville 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 KIRKSVILLE
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station MEMPHIS
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station BROOKFIELD
Distance 39.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Nind (63501)

Sperry (63501)

Spring Lake (63501)

Yarrow (63501)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brashear 226 $31,875
Greentop 446 $48,571
Hurdland 118 $39,000
La Plata 1,323 $46,359

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

Kirksville Public Libraries

Library
Adair County Public Library
ONE LIBRARY LANE
Kirksville, Missouri
(660) 665-6038

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Kirksville Hospitals

NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
315 S OSTEOPATHY
(660) 785-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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KIRKSVILLE SR. HIGH
1300 S COTTAGE GROVE
660-665-4631
Serves 776 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

KIRKSVILLE AREA TECH. CTR.
1103 S COTTAGE GROVE
660-665-2865
A Vocational School

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