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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.

People

Total Population 8,957
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 3,586
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,147
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,951

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,917
% Above Poverty Level 72%
% Below Poverty Level 28%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $104,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles SW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Barry
Standard Zip Codes 65708
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.928
Longitude -93.927

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)

Station MONETT 4 SW
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station CASSVILLE RANGER STN
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station CARTHAGE 5 S
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aurora 7,473 $42,363
Freistatt 131 $37,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Monett Public Libraries

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

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Monett Hospitals

COX MONETT HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
801 NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE
(417) 354-1400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Monett High Schools

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MONETT HIGH
ONE DAVID SIPPY DR
417-235-5445
Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

OAKVIEW STATE SCHOOL
200 LINDEN ST
417-723-3951
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

SOUTHWEST AREA CAREER CTR.
711 NINTH
417-235-7022
A Vocational School

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