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Poplar Bluff is a city in Butler County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Poplar Bluff is 36.756N. The longitude is -90.392W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,583.


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Median household income
Local
$22,068
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Poplar Bluff demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Linda Bloodworth Thomason, writer, TV producer
Local festivals include:
  • Butler County Fair - Aug. 22-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Poplar Bluff web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Wappapello State Park
Historic sites and museums: Epps-Houts Museum, Moark Regional Railroad Museum, Poplar Bluff Museum
Colleges and universities: Three Rivers Community College
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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Ancestry & family history

15% of Poplar Bluff residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poplar Bluff ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poplar Bluff was $13,996, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Poplar Bluff residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Poplar Bluff, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $270.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $506.


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Libraries in Poplar Bluff include Poplar Bluff Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Poplar Bluff include Daily American Republic

TV stations in Poplar Bluff include KPOB.

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Politics

Butler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poplar Bluff political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Poplar Bluff workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Poplar Bluff between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Poplar Bluff include Comfort Inn, Drury Inn Poplar Bluff, Pear Tree Inn, Super 8.

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