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Peculiar is a city in Cass County, in the Kansas City metro area.

One tradition says the community was named by a spiritualist who declared it peculiar that he had seen the site in a vision. Another theory says the name originated with a postmaster who repeatedly submitted names to the postal service, only to have them all rejected. He was told to try something "peculiar"

The latitude of Peculiar is 38.719N. The longitude is -94.458W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 991 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,331.


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Median household income
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$44,769
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Peculiar demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.

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21% of Peculiar residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peculiar ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peculiar was $19,104, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Peculiar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Peculiar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $376.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $880.


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

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The average commute time for Peculiar workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Peculiar include Super 8.

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