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Sedalia is a city in Pettis County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Sarah "Sed" Smith, daughter of founder.

The latitude of Sedalia is 38.704N. The longitude is -93.228W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,048.


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Median household income
Local
$28,641
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sedalia demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Sedville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 194. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Scott Joplin, composer
Local festivals include:
  • Missouri State Fair - Aug. 9-19, 2007
  • Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival - May 30-June 3, 2007
  • Robert Woolery Memorial Pow-Wow - July 20-22, 2007
  • MO Blues, BBQ & Bike Festival - June 15-16, 2007
  • Festival of Sharing - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sedalia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
Colleges and universities: State Fair 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sedalia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pettis 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 65301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Sedalia residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sedalia ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sedalia was $15,931, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sedalia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $610.


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Libraries

Libraries in Sedalia include Boonville Sedalia/Petis County Branch, Sedalia Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Sedalia include Sedalia Democrat

TV stations in Sedalia include KMOS.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sedalia workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Sedalia include Best Western, Clarion Collection Hotel Bothwell, Comfort Inn, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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