Profile for Hannibal, Missouri, MO
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Hannibal is a city in Marion County. (The community straddles Marion and Ralls counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after the Carthaginian general.
The latitude of Hannibal is 39.708N. The longitude is -91.358W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,577.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Hannibal demographic reports
Hannibal is above the Mississippi River.
The site was granted to a farmer who had lost his property during the New Madrid earthquake of 1811.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 96. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Setting for Mark Twain's Saint Petersburg, in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mark Twain, writer
· Jake Beckley, baseball player
· William P. Lear, inventor and founder of LearJet
Local festivals include:
- Autumn Historic Folklife Festival - Oct. 20-21, 2007
- Land of Mark Twain Bluegrass Festival - Nov. 16-17, 2007
- River Arts Festival - May 26-27, 2007
- National Tom Sawyer Days - July 4-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hannibal web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, Hannibal Old Jail Museum, Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum, Becky Thatcher House
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Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy everybody was poor but didn't know it; and
everybody was comfortable and did not know it. And there were grades of society - people of good family, people of unclassified family, people of no family. Everybody knew everybody and was affable to everybody.
-- Mark Twain
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Ancestry & family history
23% of Hannibal residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hannibal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hannibal was $16,902, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Hannibal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Hannibal festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- River Arts Festival - M
- Autumn Historic Folklife Festival - O
- National Tom Sawyer Days - J
- Land of Mark Twain Bluegrass Festival - N
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Hannibal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $576.
Libraries in Hannibal include Hannibal Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hannibal include Hannibal Courier-Post
TV stations in Hannibal include KHQA.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hannibal political report.
The average commute time for Hannibal workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hannibal between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Hannibal include Comfort Inn, Days Inn Hannibal, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson, Super 8, Travelodge.
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“ In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy everybody was poor but didn't know it; and
everybody was comfortable and did not know it. And there were grades of society - people of good family, people of unclassified family, people of no family. Everybody knew everybody and was affable to everybody. ”
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