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Overview

Introduction to Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion county, is located 73 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 94 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri.

Hannibal History

The area now known as the City of Hannibal was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. It was founded in 1819 by Moses Bates. It was the easy access to railroad and Mississippi river that helped the city to grow. Hannibal was incorporated as a city in 1845. It was the boyhood home of Mark Twain, the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Hannibal and nearby Attractions

  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
  • Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum
  • Huck Finn Shopping Center
  • Hannibal Old Jail Museum
  • Mark Twain Lake
  • Becky Thatcher House

Things To Do In Hannibal

Hannibal is home to many parks and open spaces such as the Riverview Park, Central Park, Clemens Field, and Huckleberry Park. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed on the McKay Lake and Mark Twain Lake. The Huck Finn Shopping Center and Steamboat Bend Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. One can visit the Centennial Memorial Lighthouse and Molly Brown Birthplace and Museum. The Haunted House on Hill Street is worth visiting. It also includes a Wax Museum. Every year, the city hosts the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival, River Arts Festival, Land of Mark Twain Bluegrass Festival, and National Tom Sawyer Days.

Hannibal Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Quincy Regional Airport - Baldwin Field

Hannibal Higher Education

Hannibal - Lagrange College is the local college. Western Illinois University and the University of Missouri - Columbia also provide programs for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,551
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+7,553
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,782
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,330
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,057

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,068
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$645
Median House Value$95,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.8%
Irish12.5%
English8%
Dutch2.4%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish0.6%
African0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
German0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Hannibal Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes63401
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.7
Approximate Longitude-91.38

Hannibal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHANNIBAL WATER WORKS
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationQUINCY DAM 21
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationQUINCY BALDWIN AP
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Center452$57,500
Frankford393$53,438
Monroe City2,475$48,846
New London905$59,417
Palmyra3,594$57,813
Rensselaer261$89,688

Hannibal Public Libraries

Hannibal Free Public Library
200 S FIFTH ST
Hannibal, Missouri
(573) 221-0222

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Hannibal Hospitals

Hannibal Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
6000 Hospital Drive
(573) 248-1300

Hannibal Public Schools

A. D. Stowell Elem.
500 Union
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-0980
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Eugene Field Elem.
1405 Pearl St
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-1050
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
Hannibal Career Tech. Ctr.
4550 Mcmasters Ave
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-4430
High
Hannibal Middle
4700 Mcmasters Ave
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-5840
Middle
Total Enrollment 777
Hannibal Sr. High
4500 Mcmasters Ave
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-2733
High
Total Enrollment 1037
Mark Twain Elem.
2800 Bird St
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-0768
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Mississippi Valley School
312 Munger Ln
ZIP: 63401
(573) 248-2627
Other
Total Enrollment 22
Oakwood Elem.
3716 Market St
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-2747
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Veterans Elem.
790 N Veterans Rd
ZIP: 63401
(573) 221-0649
Primary
Total Enrollment 686

Hannibal Private Schools

Hannibal Christian Academy
245 N Levering Ave
ZIP: 63401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Holy Family School
1113 Broadway
ZIP: 63401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
St Johns Lutheran School
1317 Lyon St
ZIP: 63401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
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