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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, Missouri

Farmington, Missouri, in St Francois county, is located 59 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri.

Farmington History

Located in Saint Francisco County, the city of Farmington was discovered by American William Murphy, who arrived in the area in 1789. It came to be known as Murphy’s Settlement in 1817. The settlement became a town after the Louisiana Purchase and was named Farmington in 1825. The town was incorporated in 1836. Due to fast development in education, business and technology, the town gained the status of a city in 1981.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Elephant Rocks State Park
  • Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
  • Millstream Gardens Conservation Area
  • Louis Bolduc House
  • Cape River Heritage Museum
  • Farmington Water Park

Things To Do In Farmington

Elephant Rocks State Park and the Taum Sauk Mountain State Park offer opportunities for swimming, camping, boating and picnicking. Museums include the Cape River Heritage Museum and the Heritage House Museum, which displays memorabilia from the city’s past. Farmington has two golf courses, St. Francois Country Club and Eagle and Lake Golf Club.

Farmington Transportation

Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is nearby.

Farmington Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include East Central College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College and Southeast Missouri State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,881
Male Share of the Population57.4%
Female Share of the Population42.6%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+6,819
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,696
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,050

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,492
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$119,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.1%
German19%
Irish12.6%
English7.7%
French Except Basque5%
Scottish2.3%
Italian1.9%
Dutch1.6%
Polish1.5%
Romanian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Ethiopian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
African0.4%
US/American0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Farmington Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Francois County
Standard Zip Codes63640
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.78
Approximate Longitude-90.42

Farmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFARMINGTON
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches
StationFREDERICKTOWN
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationPOTOSI 5 SW
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bismarck1,527$41,635
Bonne Terre7,109$50,485
Desloge4,949$48,583
Leadington444$37,625
Leadwood1,318$39,135
Park Hills8,666$43,049

Farmington Public Libraries

Farmington Public Library
101 NORTH A STREET
Farmington, Missouri
(573) 756-5779

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Farmington Hospitals

Mineral Area Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1212 Weber Road
(573) 756-4581
Parkland Health Center-farmington
(Non-profit)
1101 West Liberty Street Farm Ington
(573) 756-6451
Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center
(Government - State)
1010 West Columbia Street Farm Ington
(573) 218-6792

Farmington Public Schools

Farmington Correctional Center
1012 W Columbia
ZIP: 63640
(573) 218-7100
Other
Farmington Middle
506 S Fleming St
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1330
Middle
Total Enrollment 554
Farmington Sr. High
1 Black Knight Dr
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1310
High
Total Enrollment 1163
Farmington Treatment Center
1012 W Columbia
ZIP: 63640
(573) 218-7100
Other
Jefferson Elem.
9 Summit Dr
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1360
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Juvenile Detention Ctr.
Hwy 32 East
ZIP: 63640
(573) 756-5766
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Lincoln Intermediate
708 S Fleming
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1340
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Roosevelt Elem.
1040 Forster St
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1345
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Truman Kindergarten
209 W College
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1370
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
W. L. Johns Early Childhood
510 S Franklin St
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1390
Primary
Total Enrollment 138
Washington-franklin Elem.
409 N Washington
ZIP: 63640
(573) 701-1350
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Midwest Learning Ctr.
608 Pine St
ZIP: 64630
(573) 701-1385
Other

Farmington Private Schools

St Joseph School
501 Sainte Genevieve Ave
ZIP: 63640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
St Paul Lutheran School
608 E Columbia St
ZIP: 63640
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
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