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Sikeston is a city in Scott County. (The community straddles Scott and New Madrid counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for John Sikes, who platted the community

The latitude of Sikeston is 36.876N. The longitude is -89.587W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 328 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,960.


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Median household income
Local
$28,589
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sikeston demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 76. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 4.5 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Sikeston Depot, Southeast Missouri Agriculture Museum
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

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sikeston was $15,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Sikeston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $703.


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Libraries in Sikeston include Sikeston Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sikeston include Sikeston Standard Democrat

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sikeston workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sikeston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Sikeston include Best Western Coach House Inn, Country Hearth Inn, Days Inn Sikeston, Drury Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Red Carpet Inn, Super 8.

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