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Overview

Introduction to Nevada, Missouri

Nevada, Missouri, in Vernon county, is located 72 miles NW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 88 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri.

Nevada History

Nevada was originally known as Fair View and Hog - Eye. Later on, it was renamed after Nevada City, California. The city was incorporation in 1855. In the same year, Nevada became the county seat of the newly formed Vernon County. The county was named in honor of Colonel Miles Vernon, who fought in the Battle of New Orleans.

Nevada and nearby Attractions

  • Osage Village State Historic Site
  • Bushwhacker Museum
  • Prairie State Park
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Crawford State Park

Things To Do In Nevada

Nevada has a number of parks including the Walton Park, Spring Street Park, Radio Springs Park, George Lyons Park, Marmaduke Park, and Centennial Park. The Countryside Assembly of God Church, Heritage Baptist Church, and United Methodist Church are some of the local churches. The city hosts the Bushwhacker Days every year in June. Tourists can also plan a trip to the Osage Village State Historic Site and Bushwhacker Museum.

Nevada Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Joplin Regional Airport.

Nevada Higher Education

Cottey College is the local college. One can also pursue higher education through Pittsburg State University, Southwest Baptist University, and Missouri Southern State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,248
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+3,391
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$22,752
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,544

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,919
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$630
Median House Value$72,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
Irish12.3%
English8.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch2%
Italian1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Welsh1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Greek0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Russian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Polish0.2%
African0.1%
German0.1%
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Nevada Almanac

CategoryValue
County Vernon County
Standard Zip Codes64772
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.84
Approximate Longitude-94.35

Nevada Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEVADA WATER PLANT
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationLAMAR
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationAPPLETON CITY
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bronaugh236$52,750
El Dorado Springs3,532$35,607
Rich Hill1,450$46,389
Schell City251$38,750
Sheldon474$41,250
Walker235$40,972

Nevada Public Libraries

Nevada Public Library
212 W WALNUT ST
Nevada, Missouri
(417) 448-2770

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Nevada Hospitals

Heartland Behavioral Health Services
(Government - State)
1500 West Ashland
(417) 667-2666
Nevada Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
800 South Ash Street
(417) 667-3355

Nevada Public Schools

Benton Elem.
500 E Vernon St
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-2070
Primary
Total Enrollment 181
Bryan Elem.
400 W Lee St
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-2060
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Cedar Ridge School
901 N Olive St
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-1166
Other
Total Enrollment 16
Heartland R-v Sch.
1500 W Ashland
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-1903
Other
Nevada High
800 W Hickory St
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-2020
High
Total Enrollment 792
Nevada Middle
900 N Olive St
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-2040
Middle
Total Enrollment 557
Nevada Regional Tech.-ctr.
900 W Ashland St
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-2090
High
Truman Elem.
901 W Ashland
ZIP: 64772
(417) 448-2080
Primary
Total Enrollment 548

Nevada Private Schools

Bible Baptist Academy
18770 E 54 Hwy
ZIP: 64772
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St Mary Elementary School
330 N Main St
ZIP: 64772
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
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