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Overview

Introduction to Monett, Missouri

Monett, Missouri, in Barry county, is located 40 miles SW of Springfield, Missouri and 126 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Monett History

Monett was originally named Plymouth. It was founded in 1887. In its initial years, the area was served by the Frisco railroad. In fact, the city was also renamed after a railroad agent. The city is partly located in Barry County, which was established in 1835 and was named in honor of William Taylor Barry; and partly in Lawrence County, which was created in 1843 and named after naval officer James Lawrence, who fought in the War of 1812.

Monett and nearby Attractions

  • Monsanto Lake
  • Dickerson Park Zoo
  • Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway
  • Wal-Mart Visitors Center
  • Silver Dollar City
  • Roaring River State Park

Things To Do In Monett

Local parks include North Park, Greenway Trails and South Park. The Monett's Windmill Ridge Golf Course is the local golf course. For outdoor recreation, the St. Francois State Park, the Roaring River State Park and the St. Joe State Park are all nearby. Those interested in history might find a visit to the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and General Sweeny's Museum of Civil War History enjoyable.

Monett Transportation

Flights are available from Joplin Regional Airport.

Monett Higher Education

Missouri Southern State College, Ozarks Technical Community College and Northwest Arkansas Community College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,954
Male Share of the Population53.6%
Female Share of the Population46.4%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+3,863
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married55.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,735
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,147
% Above Poverty Level71.1%
% Below Poverty Level28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$627
Median House Value$105,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.4%
German18.9%
English11.4%
Irish9.8%
French Except Basque3.7%
Scottish2.8%
Italian2%
Polish1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Iranian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Croatian0.1%
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Monett Almanac

CategoryValue
County Barry County
Standard Zip Codes65708
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.92
Approximate Longitude-93.92

Monett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMONETT 4 SW
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationCASSVILLE RANGER STN
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationCARTHAGE 5 S
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aurora7,473$43,031
Freistatt144$39,063
Pierce City1,200$48,571
Purdy1,275$46,010
Verona586$34,821
Wentworth93$50,625

Monett Public Libraries

Barry-lawrence Regional Library
213 SIXTH ST
Monett, Missouri
(417) 235-6646

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Monett Hospitals

Cox Monett Hospital
(Non-profit)
801 North Lincoln Avenue
(417) 354-1400

Monett Public Schools

Central Park Elem.
1010 7th St
ZIP: 65708
(417) 354-2168
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Monett Elem.
601 Learning Lane
ZIP: 65708
(417) 235-3411
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Monett High
One David Sippy Dr
ZIP: 65708
(417) 235-5445
High
Total Enrollment 721
Monett Intermediate
711 9th St
ZIP: 65708
(417) 235-6151
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
Monett Middle
700 Ninth St
ZIP: 65708
(417) 235-6228
Middle
Total Enrollment 380
Oakview School
200 Linden St
ZIP: 65708
(417) 235-3951
Other
Total Enrollment 17
Scott Regional Tech Center
Two David Sippy Dr
ZIP: 65708
(417) 235-7022
High

Monett Private Schools

Berean Christian Academy
10385 Us Highway 60
ZIP: 65708
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
St Lawrence Catholic School
407 7th St
ZIP: 65708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
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