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Kirksville, Missouri

Kirksville is a city located in Adair County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,988. It is the county seat of Adair County6.

Geography Kirksville is located at 40°11'37" North, 92°34'46" West (40.193520, -92.579529)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.2 km² (10.5 mi²). 27.1 km² (10.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.38% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 16,988 people, 6,583 households, and 2,975 families residing in the city. The population density is 627.1/km² (1,624.0/mi²). There are 7,303 housing units at an average density of 269.6/km² (698.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 94.38% White, 1.73% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.93% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,583 households out of which 20.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% are married couples living together, 7.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 54.8% are non-families. 36.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.16 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the city the population is spread out with 15.6% under the age of 18, 37.6% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $22,836, and the median income for a family is $36,772. Males have a median income of $26,776 versus $22,309 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,388. 30.6% of the population and 14.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.7% are under the age of 18 and 13.1% are 65 or older.

Features of Interest

Kirksville is home to two institutions of higher learning:

Just outside Kirksville is Thousand Hills State Park[?], centered around a human-made lake.

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