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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-
Kirksville is a town in Missouri with a population of 17,519. Kirksville is in Adair County. Living in Kirksville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Kirksville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kirksville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Kirksville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    57
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    416.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,349.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    39%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Kirksville

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,667
National
$55,322
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Kirksville Reviews

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It is a very small town without very much money. Even so, Kirksville is the biggest town for 200 miles! I am a college student, and many of the students come from larger metropolitan areas like St. Louis, as I do. The size and wealth of Kirksville is usually a shock to those students. I too, thought it was a "hick town" until I spent my first Summer here, without most of the college population, and fell in love. My rent is so cheap, I can walk nearly everywhere, and I'm not afraid to do so. There really is a lot to do in Kirksville, the parks department and the two universities sponsor many events. More local businesses are opening and thriving, and some larger name stores are opening up as well. Kirksville really is on the up!
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Being in Kirksville you have very few things to do. As the years have progressed more stores have been added. The town is beginning to grow. It is home to the beautiful lake at A Thousand Hills. This lake is always a fun way to spend quality time with family and friends. One thing I wish would change is the introduction of a form of Rehabilitation center. Although many of the people are kind, there are several with a drug abuse problem. With the introduction of a rehab center those people would hopefully achieve a better life style. They would also be benefiting their children and provide better homes for them as well. No child should have to grow up watching their parent throw their life away. Kirksville has potential and a lot of it. It's time we as a community make a change for the better.
I have lived near and worked in Kirksville for 18 years now. I travel here every day and the traffic is always light even on its busiest days of the year. The crime rate is not bad at all I rarely hear about major things happening in Kirksville. There's always a store that needs new hires the only downside would e that for some reason it seems like it takes forever to hear back from places. Kirksville has some really good restaurants including Mexican and Mongolian food. The downtown life is great and always has something going on on friday night.