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Overview

Introduction to Mexico, Missouri

Mexico, Missouri, in Audrain county, is located 28 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and is 94 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri.

Mexico History

Mexico was laid out in 1836. At that time it was known as New Mexico. It became the county seat of Audrain County in 1837. In the same year, the city adopted its present name. It was incorporated in 1855 as a town. The city charter was adopted in 1874.

Mexico and nearby Attractions

  • South Trails Shopping Center
  • American Saddlebred Horse Museum
  • Graham Cave State Park
  • Graceland Museum
  • Mark Twain Home and Museum
  • Deutschheim State Historic Site

Things To Do In Mexico

Mexico has numerous parks and playgrounds including the Plunkett Park, Fairgrounds Park, Robert S. Green Park, Lakeview Park, Green Estate Park, and Teal Lake Park. One can shop at the South Trails Shopping Center. The city also includes several lakes including Blackmore Lake, Lakeview Park Lake, Burlington Lake, and Teal Lake. The American Saddlebred Horse Museum and Graceland Museum are among the popular tourist destinations.

Mexico Transportation

Columbia Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Mexico Higher Education

University of Missouri - Columbia, University of Missouri - Columbia, and Columbia College are the centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,622
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+4,964
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,291
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,476
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,712

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,588
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$654
Median House Value$87,200

Ancestry

German20.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.8%
Irish11.3%
English6%
Dutch2.3%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Polish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Swedish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Mexico Almanac

CategoryValue
County Audrain County
Standard Zip Codes65265
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.16
Approximate Longitude-91.87

Mexico Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMEXICO
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationVANDALIA
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches
StationCOLUMBIA RGNL AP
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auxvasse1,140$46,827
Laddonia565$38,571

Mexico Public Libraries

Mexico-audrain County Library District
305 W JACKSON ST
Mexico, Missouri
(573) 581-4939

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Mexico Hospitals

Audrain Medical Center
(Non-profit)
620 East Monroe Street
(573) 582-8100

Mexico Public Schools

Mexico Middle
1200 West Blvd
ZIP: 65265
(573) 581-4664
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Mcmillan Elem.
1101 E Anderson
ZIP: 65265
(573) 581-5029
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Mexico High
639 N Wade
ZIP: 65265
(573) 581-4296
High
Total Enrollment 675
Eugene Field Elem.
704 West Blvd
ZIP: 65265
(573) 581-5268
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
N.e. Community Treatment Ctr.
710 S Clark
ZIP: 65265
(573) 581-6893
Other
Davis H. Hart Career Ctr.
905 N Wade
ZIP: 65265
(573) 581-5684
High
Hawthorne Elem.
1250 W Curtis
ZIP: 65265
(573) 581-3064
Primary
Total Enrollment 435

Mexico Private Schools

Missouri Military Academy
204 N Grand St
ZIP: 65265
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 239
St Brendan School
620 S Clark St
ZIP: 65265
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
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