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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sikeston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Scott 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 63801 ZIP code.
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.
14% of Sikeston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sikeston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $703.
Libraries in Sikeston include Sikeston Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sikeston include Sikeston Standard Democrat
Scott County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sikeston political report.
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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