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Overview

Introduction to Neosho, Missouri

Neosho, Missouri, in Newton county, is located 57 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and is 103 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is included in the Joplin metropolitan area.

Neosho History

Neosho was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. It was first settled by the Europeans in the late 1820s. Lunsford Oliver from Tennessee was the first known settler of the area. He arrived in 1829. The city is the county seat of Newton County, which was organized on December 31, 1838 and was named after Sergeant John Newton. The first court session of Newton County was held on April 13, 1839. Neosho was incorporated in 1878.

Neosho and nearby Attractions

  • Harmony Shopping Center
  • Big Spring Park
  • Newton County Historical Park
  • Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments (Marjan)
  • Reptile World Zoo
  • Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum

Things To Do In Neosho

Neosho is home to Newton County Historical Society Museum. The Big Spring Park and Morse Park are some of the local parks. Visitors can shop at the Harmony Shopping Center. The Mormon Church is also worth visiting. In addition, the city hosts the Newton County Fair every year in the month of July. The Reptile World Zoo and Precious Moments Art Museum are some of the popular tourist destinations.

Neosho Transportation

Joplin Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Neosho Higher Education

Crowder College lies in the city. Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburg State University, and Northwest Arkansas Community College also provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,144
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+5,115
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$25,998
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,265
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,109

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,412
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$591
Median House Value$95,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.1%
German14.5%
English11.8%
Irish9.3%
Dutch1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1%
Scottish1%
Polish0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Neosho Almanac

CategoryValue
County Newton County
Standard Zip Codes64850
P.O. Box Zip Codes64853
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.84
Approximate Longitude-94.37

Neosho Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEOSHO
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationANDERSON
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationJOPLIN RGNL AP
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Diamond931$44,539
Goodman1,088$46,154
Granby2,126$43,672

Neosho Public Libraries

Neosho/newton County Library
201 W SPRING ST
Neosho, Missouri
(417) 451-4231

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Neosho Hospitals

Freeman Neosho Hospital
(Non-profit)
113 West Hickory Street
(417) 451-1234

Neosho Public Schools

George Washington Carver Elem.
12350 Norway Rd
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8690
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Neosho High
511 Neosho Blvd
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8670
High
Total Enrollment 1357
Benton Elem.
1120 Carl Sweeney Pkwy
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8610
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Middle Sch.
1420 Hale Mcginty Dr
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8650
Middle
Total Enrollment 687
Westview Elem.
7441 Westview Rd
ZIP: 64850
(417) 776-2425
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
South Elem.
1111 Wornall St
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8640
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Central Elem.
301 Big Spring Dr
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8620
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Neosho Jr. High
511 Neosho Blvd
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8660
Middle
Total Enrollment 634
Field Early Child./kdgn. Ctr.
302 Smith Ave
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8630
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Neosho Ctr For Interventn/supp
301 Big Spring Drive
ZIP: 64850
(417) 451-8616
Primary
Crowder Avts
601 Laclede Avenue
ZIP: 64850
(417) 455-5596
High

Neosho Private Schools

Neosho Christian Schools
903 W South St
ZIP: 64850
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 89
Trinity Learning Center
19937 Quapaw Ln
ZIP: 64850
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 69
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