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Kirksville, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Kirksville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Adair County at latitude 40.1982 and longitude -92.5746. Adair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Kirksville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kirksville, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kirksville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Kirksville (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kirksville: Hopkinsville, Long Point.

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Kirksville, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 17,601
Population in Households 14,789
Population in Familes 9,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,812
Population Density1 1,224
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 6,761
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 3,146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,557 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,162 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,599 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 796 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $108,488
Average Home Value $132,497


Median Household Income $28,002
Average Household Income $39,817
Per Capita Income $16,093
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.13% 0.13%
Households 0.16% 0.14%
Families 0.61% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kirksville, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirksville to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 96th
Population Density1 # 247 76th
Diversity Index2 # 240 77th
Median Household Income # 937 9th
Per Capita Income # 895 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.