Princeton, Missouri

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Princeton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Princeton, Missouri

Comparing Princeton 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Racial Diversity 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 8
Median Family Income 5 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
People Above Poverty 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Housing Recently Built 4 2

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Princeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles NE of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 64673
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.4
Longitude -93.58

Princeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station SPICKARD 7 W
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
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Princeton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,047 100%
Male 458 43.7%
Female 589 56.3%
Under 18 238 22.7%
18+ 809 77.3%
65+ 298 28.5%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.79
White 1,035 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Princeton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 969
Growth -78
Growth % -7.4%

Princeton 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
US/American 27.2%
German 26.6%
English 16.5%
Irish 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Scotch-Irish 4.7%
Scottish 1.8%
Norwegian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Dutch 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Finnish 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Princeton 1,047 $39,125
Cainsville 370 $26,944
Harris 105 $28,438
Mercer 342 $27,750
Mount Moriah 143 $28,750
Newtown 209 $43,125
Spickard 315 $17,059

Princeton Public Libraries

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Princeton High Schools (2004)

Serves 192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

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