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Dexter, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Dexter, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°47′48″N 89°57′45″W / 36.79667°N 89.9625°W / 36.79667; -89.9625
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stoddard
Area
 - Total 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 - Land 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,356
 - Density 1,208.0/sq mi (466.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63841
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-19396[1]
GNIS feature ID 0716871[2]

Dexter is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States, founded in 1873. The population was 7,356 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Dexter is located at 36°47′48″N 89°57′45″W / 36.79667°N 89.9625°W / 36.79667; -89.9625 (36.796655, -89.962518)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.09%) is water.

Dexter is 45 miles from Cairo, Illinois, the location where the Ohio flows into the Mississippi.

Dexter is located on what is known as Crowley's Ridge.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,356 people, 3,237 households, and 2,019 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,208.0 people per square mile (466.4/km²). There were 3,560 housing units at an average density of 584.6/sq mi (225.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.31% White, 0.15% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 3,237 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,116, and the median income for a family was $32,175. Males had a median income of $26,724 versus $17,409 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,034. About 14.8% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Dexter has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa).

Weather data for Dexter
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 43
(6)
50
(10)
60
(16)
71
(22)
80
(27)
89
(32)
92
(33)
90
(32)
83
(28)
73
(23)
58
(14)
47
(8)
70
(21)
Average low °F (°C) 26
(-3)
31
(-1)
39
(4)
48
(9)
58
(14)
66
(19)
70
(21)
68
(20)
60
(16)
49
(9)
39
(4)
30
(-1)
49
(9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.47
(88.1)
3.64
(92.5)
4.89
(124.2)
4.27
(108.5)
4.86
(123.4)
4.21
(106.9)
3.81
(96.8)
3.22
(81.8)
3.07
(78)
3.08
(78.2)
4.56
(115.8)
4.83
(122.7)
47.91
(1,216.9)
Source: [4]

Government

  • Mayor: Joe Weber
  • City Administrator: Mark Stidham
  • Aldermen:
  • Ward 1: Jerry Corder, Terry Battles
  • Ward 2: Tim Aslin, Rick Hux
  • Ward 3: Ray Pixley, John "Kirby" Taylor

Notable residents

References

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