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Overview

Introduction to Moberly, Missouri

Moberly, Missouri, in Randolph county, is located 32 miles N of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 116 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. Approximately 11,945 people reside in Moberly.

Moberly History

Moberly was established in 1866. In the same year, the Chariton and Randolph Railroad first entered the area. In fact, the city was named in honor of Colonel William E. Moberly, the first president of Chariton and Randolph Railroad. It was incorporated in 1868 as a city. Moberly experienced a severe structural damage on July 4, 1995 by a tornado.

Moberly and nearby Attractions

  • Tannehill Park
  • Rothwell Park
  • Chariton County Historical Society Museum
  • Walt Disney Hometown Museum
  • Arrow Rock State Historic Site
  • Finger Lakes State Park

Things To Do In Moberly

While in Moberly, one can visit the Rothwell Park and Tannehill Park. The Walt Disney Hometown Museum is worth taking a look around as well. One can plan a trip to the Long Branch State Park, Boone's Lick State Park, and Finger Lakes State Park. Facilities for boating and fishing are offered by the Camp Lake, Rothwell Lake, and White Oak Camp Lake. Apart from these, the residents celebrate the Randolph County Fair every year in the month of July.

Moberly Transportation

Columbia Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Moberly Higher Education

Moberly Area Community College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include University of Missouri - Columbia, Truman State University, and Columbia College.

People

Total Population 13,879
Male Share of the Population 52.6%
Female Share of the Population 47.4%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,742
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 38.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $24,269
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,725
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,972

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,087
% Above Poverty Level 76.3%
% Below Poverty Level 23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $78,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.1%
Irish 11.6%

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

Moberly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles N of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri
County Randolph
Standard Zip Codes 65270
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.418
Longitude -92.438

Moberly 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 MOBERLY
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station SALISBURY
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station LONG BRANCH RESERVOIR
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Urbandale (65270)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cairo 314 $51,250
Clark 261 $45,481
Higbee 589 $40,625
Huntsville 1,570 $51,354
Jacksonville 159 $43,542

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

Moberly Public Libraries

Library
Little Dixie Regional Library
111 NORTH FOURTH STREET
Moberly, Missouri
(660) 263-4426
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Moberly Hospitals

MOBERLY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1515 UNION AVE
(660) 263-8400
Emergency Service: Yes

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MOBERLY SR. HIGH
1625 GRATZ BROWN RD
660-269-2660
Serves 683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

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1625 GRATZ BROWN RD
660-269-2690
A Vocational School

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200 PORTER ST
660-269-8800

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