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Overview

Introduction to Kirksville, Missouri

Kirksville, Missouri, in Adair county, is located 87 miles N of Columbia, Missouri and is 130 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri.

Kirksville History

This area was first settled by Europeans in the 1820s. In 1841, it became the county seat of Adair County. The county was named in honor of John Adair, the then governor of Kentucky. Kirksville was named after its first postmaster, Jesse Kirk, who pledged turkey and free whiskey to surveyors in exchange for the city being named after him. The city was incorporated on January 30, 1857. It was the site of the Battle of Kirksville, which was fought during the American Civil War from August 6 - 9, 1862.

Kirksville and nearby Attractions

  • Thousand Hills State Park
  • Kirksville Aquatic Center
  • Big Creek State Forest
  • Adair County Historical Society Museum
  • Leisure World
  • Still National Osteopathic Museum

Things To Do In Kirksville

Local parks include the Big Creek State Forest, the Thousand Hills State Park and Sugar Creek State Forest. Lacey-Keosauqua State Park offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. Local museums include the Adair County Historical Society Museum, the E. M. Violette Museum and the Still National Osteopathic Museum. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Kirksville Country Club.

Kirksville Transportation

Kirksville Regional Airport is nearby.

Kirksville Higher Education

Truman State University is located in Kirksville. Other nearby colleges include the Northeast Missouri Bible College and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,592
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+7,010
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married28.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,913
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,697
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,988

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,598
% Above Poverty Level66.5%
% Below Poverty Level33.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42.8%
Median Gross Rent$595
Median House Value$105,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.1%
Irish13.7%
English11.1%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2.4%
African1.8%
Polish1.8%
Norwegian1.6%
Croatian1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Czech0.7%
Ethiopian0.6%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Kirksville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Adair County
Standard Zip Codes63501
Phone Area Codes660
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.19
Approximate Longitude-92.57

Kirksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKIRKSVILLE
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationMEMPHIS
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.3 inches
StationBROOKFIELD
Distance39.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brashear188$32,500
Greentop461$47,143
Hurdland104$38,611
La Plata1,333$45,500
Novinger383$35,875
Queen City671$38,750

Kirksville Public Libraries

Adair County Public Library
ONE LIBRARY LANE
Kirksville, Missouri
(660) 665-6038

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Kirksville Hospitals

Northeast Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
315 South Osteopathy
(660) 785-1000

Kirksville Public Schools

Kirksville Area Tech. Ctr.
1103 S Cottage Grove
ZIP: 63501
(660) 665-2865
High
Kirksville Primary
1815 E Hamilton
ZIP: 63501
(660) 665-5691
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Kirksville Sr. High
1300 S Cottage Grove
ZIP: 63501
(660) 665-4631
High
Total Enrollment 755
Ray Miller Elem.
2010 E Normal
ZIP: 63501
(660) 665-2834
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
William Matthew Middle School
1515 S Cottage Grove
ZIP: 63501
(660) 665-3793
Middle
Total Enrollment 513

Kirksville Private Schools

Faith Lutheran School
1820 S Baltimore St
ZIP: 63501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Life Church School
112 W Potter Ave
ZIP: 63501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 63
Mary Immaculate Elementary School
712 E Washington St
ZIP: 63501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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