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About Kirksville

Kirksville has an unusual and wonderful quality of life. Seldom will you find a community with a population less than 20,000 that displays such sophisticated art and cultural offerings. We like to say that you get big city ambiance in a small town setting. Take a look at our “2010 Community Profile”, and you’ll see our diversity is our richest asset. Our two institutions of higher education present art and cultural experiences. Events such as the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival and our downtown Arts Center are a testament to our interest in music, art, crafts, theater and other presentations. Our downtown area is the traditional setting with a County Courthouse in the middle of the town square offering an eclectic grouping of downtown coffee shops, eateries, antique and specialty shops. There are also the traditional, high-volume retail stores and fast food places so well known to us all.

If you love the outdoors, you will love Kirksville. We have an abundance of green space, which includes Hazel Creek Lake, Rotary Park and the North Park Ball Complex. Thousand Hills State Park is located just outside city limits offering hiking, biking, jogging, canoeing, boating, and fishing. Kirksville boasts some of the finest whitetail deer and turkey hunting found anywhere in the country. In addition to recreation choices, add a world class healthcare system and a nationally recognized K-12 educational system with two universities for advanced degrees. Kirksville is a wonderful place to work, play, and live. Check us out in the Kirksville Community Profile, or better yet, come see us and find out for yourself!

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

Population Characteristics

Population 2007:
Adair County ………………………………….24,642
Kirksville ………………………………..……17,304

Population Density
Adair County …………….……………………44.1/sq. mile
Kirksville……………………………..……….1,624/sq. mile

Education (2000)
12 years or more of education ………………..84.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher…………….…….23.0%

Taxable Sales
Kirksville (2006) …………………………..…..$242,451,260.61
Adair County (2007)……………………..…….$270,169,600.00

Personal Income
Median family income Adair County……………… $38,085
Kirksville………………….…………………..…… $36,772

Median household income
Adair County ………………………..………..…….$26,677
Kirksville …………………………………………….$22,836

Per capita income
Adair County ……………………………..……..….$22,730
Kirksville …………..………………….……….……$18,635

Infrastructure:

Missouri is within 500 miles of:
• 43% of U.S. population and household
• 41% of total U.S. effective buying income
• 39% of total U.S. personal income
• 44% of total U.S. wholesale trade
• 41% of total U.S. service industries
• 44% of total U.S. manufacturing establishments

Kirksville Community Profile Document:

If you are interested in learning more about our community and its demographics, please visit the following link: Kirksville Community Profile