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People

Total Population 17,195
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,482
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,608
% Above Poverty Level 72.3%
% Below Poverty Level 27.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.9%
Median Gross Rent $635
Median House Value $91,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.1%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 13.4%

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

Poplar Bluff Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles N of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 63901
P.O. Box Zip Codes 63902
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.756
Longitude -90.392

Poplar Bluff 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 POPLAR BLUFF
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station WAPPAPELLO DAM
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station MALDEN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dudley 158 $44,375
Fisk 464 $40,208

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

Poplar Bluff Public Libraries

Library
Poplar Bluff Public Library
318 N. MAIN
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
(573) 686-8639
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Poplar Bluff Hospitals

POPLAR BLUFF REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2620 N WESTWOOD BLVD
(573) 686-5313
Emergency Service: Yes

John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
(VA)
1500 N. Westwood Blvd.
(573) 686-4151
Emergency Service:

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Poplar Bluff High Schools

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POPLAR BLUFF HIGH
1300 VICTORY LN
573-785-6471
Serves 1,302 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

W. E. SEARS YOUTH CTR.
9400 SEARS LN
573-840-9280
A Non-traditional School
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

SHADY GROVE STATE SCHOOL
2400 HIGH ST
573-333-9592
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.1

SIERRA-OSAGE TREATMENT CTR.
9200 SIERRA OSAGE CIRCLE
573-840-9717
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

HENTZ ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CTR
416 SOUTH C ST
573-785-9081

POPLAR BLUFF TECH. CAREER CTR.
3203 OAK GROVE RD
573-785-2248
A Vocational School

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