Kirksville, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Kirksville had a population of 17,313 as of July 1, 2018. Kirksville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kirksville is located at latitude 40.1982 and longitude -92.5746 in Adair County. 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. Adair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

The City of Kirksville (GNIS ID: 2395547) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Kirksville is located within Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kirksville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kirksville: Hopkinsville, Long Point.

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Kirksville, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,313
Population in Households 14,501
Population in Familes 8,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,812
Population Density1 1,204
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $30,351
Average Household Income $48,350
Per Capita Income $18,905


Total Housing Units 7,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,951 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,642 (48.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 937 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $109,820
Average Home Value $153,899


Total Households 6,593
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,045
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.2%
Households -0.22% -0.28%
Families -0.08% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 2018 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 # 47 96th
Population Density # 255 75th
Diversity Index # 190 82nd
Median Household Income # 953 8th
Per Capita Income # 859 17th

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