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Overview

Introduction to Nevada, Missouri

Nevada, Missouri, in Vernon county, is located 72 miles NW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 88 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. As of the year 2000 census, 8,607 people resided in Nevada.

Nevada History

Nevada was originally known as Fair View and Hog - Eye. Later on, it was renamed after Nevada City, California. The city was incorporation in 1855. In the same year, Nevada became the county seat of the newly formed Vernon County. The county was named in honor of Colonel Miles Vernon, who fought in the Battle of New Orleans.

Nevada and nearby Attractions

  • Osage Village State Historic Site
  • Bushwhacker Museum
  • Prairie State Park
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Crawford State Park

Things To Do In Nevada

Nevada has a number of parks including the Walton Park, Spring Street Park, Radio Springs Park, George Lyons Park, Marmaduke Park, and Centennial Park. The Countryside Assembly of God Church, Heritage Baptist Church, and United Methodist Church are some of the local churches. The city hosts the Bushwhacker Days every year in June. Tourists can also plan a trip to the Osage Village State Historic Site and Bushwhacker Museum.

Nevada Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Joplin Regional Airport.

Nevada Higher Education

Cottey College is the local college. One can also pursue higher education through Pittsburg State University, Southwest Baptist University, and Missouri Southern State College.

People

Total Population 8,454
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,324
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 37.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,959
% Above Poverty Level 72.9%
% Below Poverty Level 27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $622
Median House Value $68,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 13.1%

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

Nevada Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Vernon
Standard Zip Codes 64772
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.839
Longitude -94.354

Nevada 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 NEVADA WATER PLANT
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station LAMAR
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station APPLETON CITY
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Camp Clark (64772)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bronaugh 219 $32,045
El Dorado Springs 3,553 $34,375

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

Nevada Public Libraries

Library
Nevada Public Library
218 W. WALNUT
Nevada, Missouri
(417) 448-2770

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Nevada Hospitals

NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
800 S ASH ST
(417) 667-3355
Emergency Service: Yes

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Nevada High Schools

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NEVADA HIGH
800 W HICKORY ST
417-448-2020
Serves 794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

HEARTLAND TREATMENT CTR.
1500 W ASHLAND
417-448-1902
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

CEDAR RIDGE STATE SCHOOL
901 N OLIVE ST
417-744-1166
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.6

NEVADA REGIONAL TECH-CTR.
900 W ASHLAND ST
417-448-2090
A Vocational School

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