Hannibal, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Hannibal, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Hannibal had a population of 17,976 as of July 1, 2018. Hannibal ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Hannibal is located at latitude 39.7102 and longitude -91.394 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hannibal (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Hannibal are located in Marion County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ralls County.

The City of Hannibal (GNIS ID: 2394287) 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 Hannibal is located within Township of Mason, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hannibal 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 Hannibal: North Hannibal, South Hannibal, Staveley's Landing, Stavelys Landing.

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


Total Population 17,976
Population in Households 16,879
Population in Familes 12,918
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,097
Population Density1 1,143
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $40,355
Average Household Income $55,262
Per Capita Income $22,430


Total Housing Units 8,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,155 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,947 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,038 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $103,129
Average Home Value $140,788


Total Households 7,102
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,357
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 0.04% 0.12%
Households -0.03% 0.08%
Families -0.12% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Hannibal, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hannibal 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 # 45 96th
Population Density # 291 72nd
Diversity Index # 188 82nd
Median Household Income # 657 36th
Per Capita Income # 588 43rd

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