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Overview

Introduction to Cameron, Missouri

Cameron, Missouri is located 32 miles E of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center) and is 47 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri. It is in Clinton county and is part of the Kansas City metro area.

Cameron History

Isaac Baldwin was among the first settlers to arrive in the region in 1830. Samuel McCorkle platted the city in 1855. Cameron was named after the maiden name of Samuel McCorkle’s wife, Malinda Cameron. In the early years, the city was a major stopping point for the Mormons traveling to historical sites.

Cameron and nearby Attractions

  • McCorkle Park
  • Recreation Park
  • Cameron Veterans Memorial Golf Course
  • Four County Plaza

Things To Do In Cameron

A wide variety of recreational facilities are offered at Beaver Park, McCorkle Park, and Earl Park. The local churches boast of beautiful architecture and are worth a visit. The Cameron Veterans Memorial Golf Course offers excellent facilities for the enjoyment of the game. The Four County Plaza offers some amazing deals and is frequented both by residents and visitors.

Cameron Transportation

Kansas City International Airport offers air transportation facilities to the city.

Cameron Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by the Missouri Western State College, Metropolitan Community College, Park University, and University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,904
Male Share of the Population66.4%
Female Share of the Population33.6%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+2,733
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married32.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,176
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,794
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,325

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,633
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$728
Median House Value$109,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.8%
Irish12.6%
English6%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2%
Czech1.6%
Polish1.3%
Greek1.2%
African1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Arab0.9%
Moroccan0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Cameron Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clinton County
Standard Zip Codes64429
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.74
Approximate Longitude-94.23

Cameron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHAMILTON 2 W
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp9 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 67 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationAMITY 4 NE
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp68 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches
StationKANSAS CITY INTL AP
Distance39.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kidder201$53,125
Maysville1,178$61,250
Osborn511$59,500
Turney190$53,125
Weatherby102$30,500
Winston235$46,719

Cameron Public Libraries

Cameron Public Library
312 N CHESTNUT ST
Cameron, Missouri
(816) 632-2311

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Cameron Hospitals

Cameron Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1600 East
(816) 632-2101

Cameron Public Schools

Cameron High
1022 S Chestnut
ZIP: 64429
(816) 632-2129
High
Total Enrollment 547
Cameron Middle
915 S Park
ZIP: 64429
(816) 632-2185
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Parkview Elem.
602 S Harris
ZIP: 64429
(816) 632-7212
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Turning Point
423 N. Chestnut
ZIP: 64429
(816) 632-8491
High
Western Mo Correctional Center
609 East Pence Road
ZIP: 64429
(816) 632-1390
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