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Kirksville is a city in Adair County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Jesse Kirk, settler who pledged free whiskey and dinner for the surveyors if they named the community for him

The latitude of Kirksville is 40.194N. The longitude is -92.583W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,157.


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Median household income
Local
$22,836
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kirksville demographic reports
Site of 1862 Civil War battle
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 66. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • NEMO Fair - July 16-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kirksville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Thousand Hills State Park, Big Creek State Forest, Sugar Creek State Forest, Hazel Creek Lake
Historic sites and museums: E. M. Violette Museum, Adair County Historical Society Museum, Still National Osteopathic Museum
Colleges and universities: Truman State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kirksville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adair County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Kirksville residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kirksville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kirksville was $14,388, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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33% of Kirksville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kirksville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.


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Libraries in Kirksville include Adair County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kirksville include Kirksville Daily Express

TV stations in Kirksville include KTVO.

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Adair County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kirksville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Kirksville workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kirksville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Kirksville include Comfort Inn Kirksville, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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