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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.

People

Total Population 10,167
Male Share of the Population 63.7%
Female Share of the Population 36.3%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,737
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 33.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,786
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $667
Median House Value $109,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 11.6%

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

Cameron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles E of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Clinton
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64429
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.74
Longitude -94.24

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)

Station HAMILTON 2 W
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station AMITY 4 NE
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station KANSAS CITY INTL AP
Distance 39.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kidder 215 $39,500

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

Cameron Public Libraries

Library
Cameron Public Library
312 N. CHESTNUT
Cameron, Missouri
(816) 632-2311
Library Web Site

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Cameron Hospitals

CAMERON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1600 E EVERGREEN
(816) 632-2101
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cameron High Schools

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CAMERON HIGH
1022 S CHESTNUT
816-632-2129
Serves 474 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

TURNING POINT
105 E 5TH ST
816-632-8491

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