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Overview

Introduction to Dexter, Missouri

Dexter, Missouri, in Stoddard county, is located 78 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas and 114 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee.

Dexter History

This area began to develop after a railroad was constructed in 1869. The city was founded in 1853 and was incorporated in 1873. The first flour mill was constructed in 1886 and the first telephone system was established by Mr. E.C. Mohrstadt in 1893.

Dexter and nearby Attractions

  • Big Oak Tree State Park
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
  • Cape River Heritage Museum
  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • New Madrid Historical Museum

Things To Do In Dexter

The Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area and the Big Oak Tree State Park are popular local recreational spots, with opportunities for camping, fishing and picnicking. The New Madrid Historical Museum and the Cape River Heritage Museum are the local museum. The Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site and the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site are accessible from Dexter as well.

Dexter Transportation

Lambert-Saint Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Dexter Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the Three Rivers Community College, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,934
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+2,988
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,103
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,158
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,854

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,108
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$569
Median House Value$85,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
German13.5%
Irish9.2%
English5%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque2.5%
Dutch2.2%
Swedish1.5%
Scottish1.5%
US/American1.1%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Polish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Dexter Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stoddard County
Standard Zip Codes63841
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.79
Approximate Longitude-89.96

Dexter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDEXTER
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationMALDEN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationWAPPAPELLO DAM
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 43 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bernie2,105$45,238
Bloomfield2,020$47,400
Dudley177$52,188
Essex551$48,015
Fisk417$36,875
Parma612$28,846

Dexter Public Libraries

Keller Public Library Of Dexter
402 W GRANT ST
Dexter, Missouri
(573) 624-3764

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Dexter Hospitals

Missouri Southern Healthcare
(Proprietary)
1200 North One Mile Road
(573) 624-5566

Dexter Public Schools

Central Elem.
1213 Central Dr
ZIP: 63841
(573) 614-1020
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Crowley Ridge School
910 Nina St
ZIP: 63841
(573) 624-4669
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Dexter High
1101 W Grant St
ZIP: 63841
(573) 614-1030
High
Total Enrollment 599
Southwest Elem.
915 W Grant St
ZIP: 63841
(573) 614-1015
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
T. S. Hill Middle
1107 Brown Pilot Ln
ZIP: 63841
(573) 614-1010
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
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