Sedalia, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 21,629 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.3%
 
Males: 10,620  (49.1%)
Females: 11,009  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 65301.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,202 (it was $28,641 in 2000)
Sedalia:

$41,202
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,250 (it was $15,931 in 2000)

Sedalia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,718 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Sedalia:

$96,718
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $162,163; detached houses: $168,617; townhouses or other attached units: $88,959; in 2-unit structures: $103,817; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $31,338; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $342,058; mobile homes: $81,536

Median gross rent in 2019: $707.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sedalia: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.4%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.3% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sedalia, MO (2019)
    • 17,29079.5%White alone
    • 2,63512.1%Hispanic
    • 1,2785.9%Black alone
    • 3681.7%Two or more races
    • 1520.7%Asian alone
    • 340.2%Other race alone
    • 190.09%American Indian alone

Races in Sedalia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 177 registered sex offenders living in Sedalia, Missouri as of June 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sedalia is 122 to 1.


Crime rates in Sedalia by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.5)
2
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(29.2)
8
(38.7)
11
(52.6)
6
(28.5)
3
(14.2)
4
(18.6)
5
(23.3)
7
(32.6)
8
(37.2)
12
(55.8)
5
(23.2)
10
(46.5)
11
(50.9)
16
(73.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(63.2)
23
(111.2)
24
(114.7)
24
(113.9)
20
(94.8)
11
(51.2)
15
(70.0)
14
(65.1)
15
(69.7)
27
(125.5)
11
(51.1)
8
(37.2)
10
(46.3)
9
(41.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
161
(782.4)
158
(763.9)
124
(592.5)
142
(674.1)
127
(602.2)
130
(605.6)
81
(378.2)
101
(469.9)
114
(529.9)
129
(599.6)
102
(473.6)
133
(618.6)
161
(745.7)
162
(745.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
233
(1,132)
266
(1,286)
310
(1,481)
283
(1,343)
280
(1,328)
302
(1,407)
378
(1,765)
329
(1,531)
204
(948.3)
211
(980.8)
176
(817.2)
183
(851.1)
118
(546.5)
175
(804.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,107
(5,379)
1,081
(5,227)
1,114
(5,323)
1,056
(5,013)
968
(4,590)
1,121
(5,222)
1,173
(5,477)
1,110
(5,164)
1,101
(5,118)
938
(4,360)
870
(4,040)
862
(4,009)
774
(3,585)
714
(3,284)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(184.7)
55
(265.9)
61
(291.4)
51
(242.1)
53
(251.3)
69
(321.5)
61
(284.8)
63
(293.1)
62
(288.2)
60
(278.9)
52
(241.5)
80
(372.1)
52
(240.9)
65
(299.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(72.9)
5
(24.2)
9
(43.0)
7
(33.2)
7
(33.2)
6
(28.0)
8
(37.4)
2
(9.3)
4
(18.6)
7
(32.5)
6
(27.9)
3
(14.0)
3
(13.9)
7
(32.2)
City-Data.com crime index507.9537.5534.8515.2475.8503.1480.8476.7450.8476.9376.0421.8414.0441.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sedalia, MO

Crime rate in Sedalia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 57 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Missouri average:

2.37
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Ancestries: German (18.0%), American (13.8%), Irish (5.5%), English (4.9%), European (2.5%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1864

Elevation: 919 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,809 people per square mile   (low).

Sedalia, Missouri map

1,571 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

7.2%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,005 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $917 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (51.2 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (75.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (364.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Smithton, MO (2.8 miles ),
Hughesville, MO (3.1 miles),
Green Ridge, MO (3.4 miles ),
La Monte, MO (3.4 miles ),
Otterville, MO (3.5 miles ),
Ionia, MO (3.8 miles),
Houstonia, MO (3.9 miles ),
Cole Camp, MO (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 38.70 N, Longitude: 93.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Queen City of the Prairie

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,246 (+24.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,715 (70.5%)

Area codes: 660, 816

Distribution of median household income in Sedalia, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sedalia, MO in 2019
Sedalia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2019: 19 buildings, average cost: $107,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Sedalia, MO residents
Average permit cost in Sedalia, MO
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Sedalia, MO
Historical housing units in Sedalia, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +469 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in Sedalia, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.5%)
  • Food (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Food (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Sedalia, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Sedalia, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Sedalia-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Sedalia city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the city center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sedalia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 456% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 256.7 miles away from Sedalia center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 293.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 289.5 miles away from Sedalia center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 227.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 289.5 miles away from Sedalia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pettis County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sedalia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sedalia:

  • BOTHWELL REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 601 E 14TH ST)
  • FIRST AMERICAN HOME CARE OF MO, INC (117 EAST BROADWAY)
  • BROOKING PARK GERIATRIC INC (RT 6 BOX 1567)
  • FAIR VIEW NURSING HOME (1714 W 16TH STREET)
  • FOUR SEASONS LIVING CENTER (2800 HIGHWAY TT)
  • REST HAVEN CONVALESCENT AND RETIREMENT HOME (1800 SOUTH INGRAM)
  • SYLVIA G THOMPSON RESIDENCE CENTER, INC (3333 W TENTH STREET)
  • DIALYSIS CLINICS, INC - SEDALIA (950 MITCHELL RD)
  • BOTHWELL REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER HOME CARE SERVICE (PO BOX 1706)

Airports and heliports located in Sedalia:

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Amtrak station:

SEDALIA (PACIFIC & OSAGE STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/Universities in Sedalia:

  • State Fair Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,581; Location: 3201 W 16th Street; Public; Website: www.sfccmo.edu)
  • American College of Hair Design Inc (Full-time enrollment: 40; Location: 125 Winchester Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.americancollegeofhairdesign.com)
  • Academy of Salon Professionals (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: 2414 S. Limit Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: academyofsalonprofessionals.com/Home_Page.html)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Sedalia:

  • University of Central Missouri (about 28 miles; Warrensburg, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,952)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 52 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)
  • Columbia College (about 52 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • Lincoln University (about 59 miles; Jefferson City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,348)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 65 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Rockhurst University (about 76 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 77 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)

Public high schools in Sedalia:

  • SMITH-COTTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,258, Location: 2010 TIGER PRIDE BOULEVARD, Grades: 10-12)
  • STATE FAIR (Location: 3201 WEST 16TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • E W THOMPSON SCHOOL (Location: 1520 THOMPSON BLVD, Grades: KG-12)
  • SMITH COTTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHL (Location: 312 EAST BROADWAY, Grades: 7-9)

Private high schools in Sedalia:

  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 417, Location: 416 W 3RD ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • APPLEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 83, Location: 25396 HIGHWAY O, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sedalia:

Private elementary/middle school in Sedalia:

  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 73, Location: 701 S MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
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Libraries in Sedalia:

  • BOONSLICK REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,205,904; Location: 219 WEST THIRD STREET; 182,882 books; 7,470 e-books; 5,430 audio materials; 4,451 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 164 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • SEDALIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $537,921; Location: 311 W. THIRD STREET; 67,372 books; 6,476 e-books; 790 audio materials; 2,973 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 158 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sedalia: Department of Conservation Kansas City Regional Field Fire Office Sedalia (A), Pettis County Fire Protection District 1 Station 1 (B), Sedalia Fire Department Station 2 (C), Sedalia Fire Department Central Fire Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Thompson Hills Shopping Center (1), State Fair Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hebrew Cemetery (1), Memorial Park Cemetery (2), Crown Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sedalia include: Vermont Park (1), Liberty Park (2), Hubbard Park (3), Howsel Park (4), State Fairground Racetrack (5), Centennial Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site (Museums; 19350 Bothwell Stte Park R) (1), Central Missouri Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 401 South Engineer Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hotel Bothwell (103 East 4th Street) (1), Comfort Inn Sedalia Station (3600 West Broadway) (2), Budget Host Super 7 Motel (5650 South Limit Avenue) (3), Best Western State Fair (South 65 Highway And 32nd Street) (4), Hotel Bothwell Clarion Collection (103 East 4th Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Pettis County - Court House- Juvenile Office- Division 6 (319 South Lamine Avenue Suite 9) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jack Oakie - Film actor, Ox Baker - Professional wrestler and actor, Charles G. Finney - Journalist, Clyde De Vinna - Cinematographer, James P. Fleming - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient, Kim Anderson (basketball) - Basketball player-coach, Bill Brown (broadcaster) - Baseball announcer, Bud Thomas (shortstop) - Baseball player, Dorothy Dwan - Actor, Doug Van Horn - Football player.

Pettis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sedalia and their reported violations in the past:

NORTH 65 CAFE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
CRESTVIEW MHP (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
STARDUST MOTOR INN (Address: 4710 S LIMIT , Population served: 33, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sedalia that have no violations reported:

  • BRADEN PARK VILLAGE (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.1%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Sedalia in 2010:

  • 181 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 113 people in college/university student housing
  • 107 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Sedalia in 2000:

  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Sedalia (2011 data):

  • The Third National Bank of Sedalia: The Third National Bank Of Sedalia, Motor Bank 7 Downtown Branch, Motor Branch, South Limit Branch, Tnb Iii Branch, Sedalia Facility. Info updated 2011/10/05: Bank assets: $401.0 mil, Deposits: $355.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancompany
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Sedalia - West Fourth Branch, Sedalia-State Fair, Sedalia Main Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank 21: Sedalia Branch East at 1650 East Broadway, branch established on 1973/05/17. Info updated 2010/08/12: Bank assets: $52.7 mil, Deposits: $46.2 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Knott Holding Company, Inc.
  • Central Bank of Missouri: Central Bank Of Missouri at 1601 South Limit, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $81.3 mil, Deposits: $69.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Warren County Bancshares, Inc.
  • Excel Bank: at 818 Thompson Boulevard, branch established on 1964/07/30. Info updated 2010/08/05: Bank assets: $240.2 mil, Deposits: $205.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Financial Corporation Of Pettis County, Inc.
  • First Community Bank: Sedalia Branch 60 at 920 Thompson Boulevard, branch established on 1998/07/13. Info updated 2010/08/12: Bank assets: $638.3 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, headquarters in Lees Summit, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sedalia:

Marital status in Sedalia, MO
  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sedalia:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Missouri average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sedalia
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sedalia, MO (based on Pettis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,17758
Mainline Protestant4,95723
Catholic2,9023
Other7995
Black Protestant2703
None17,096-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Pettis County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Pettis County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

5.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
This county:

10.06 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pettis County:

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pettis County:

12.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sedalia:

47.1%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.6%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Sedalia:

28.6
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sedalia:

21.9%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sedalia:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.0%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.9%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sedalia, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 37$93,613$30,3616$4,652
Firefighters 37$130,069$42,1850$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$89,446$38,3340$0
Other Government Administration 27$56,557$25,1360$0
Solid Waste Management 22$47,291$25,7950$0
Streets and Highways 21$46,958$26,8330$0
Water Supply 16$43,548$32,6610$0
Other and Unallocable 16$37,196$27,8970$0
Parks and Recreation 16$37,891$28,41884$46,500
Local Libraries 14$46,987$40,2750$0
Sewerage 11$48,398$52,7980$0
Health 5$10,093$24,2230$0
Financial Administration 3$11,051$44,2043$3,262
Airports 3$11,488$45,9521$996
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$8,009$32,0360$0
Fire - Other 2$9,913$59,4780$0
Judicial and Legal 2$7,847$47,0821$1,329
Totals for Government 263$736,356$33,59895$56,739

Sedalia government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $6,619,000 ($306.02)
    Water Utilities: $1,402,000 ($64.82)
    Police Protection: $1,344,000 ($62.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $751,000 ($34.72)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($3.10)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($0.74)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($0.69)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($0.42)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($0.18)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $102,582,000 ($4742.80)
    Sewerage: $6,322,000 ($292.29)
    Water Utilities: $4,796,000 ($221.74)
    Police Protection: $4,426,000 ($204.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,954,000 ($136.58)
    Regular Highways: $2,052,000 ($94.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,873,000 ($86.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,532,000 ($70.83)
    General - Other: $1,015,000 ($46.93)
    Central Staff Services: $819,000 ($37.87)
    Libraries: $661,000 ($30.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $547,000 ($25.29)
    Air Transportation: $494,000 ($22.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $299,000 ($13.82)
    Financial Administration: $297,000 ($13.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $284,000 ($13.13)
    Health - Other: $280,000 ($12.95)
    General Public Buildings: $274,000 ($12.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,700,000 ($78.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $97,000 ($4.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,785,000 ($175.00)
    Hospitals: $2,161,000 ($99.91)
    Regular Highways: $145,000 ($6.70)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($4.16)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($2.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($2.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($1.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($1.16)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($0.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,315,000 ($2002.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $393,000 ($18.17)

Sedalia government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $108,802,000 ($5030.38)
    Sewerage: $5,404,000 ($249.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,147,000 ($53.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $371,000 ($17.15)
    Air Transportation: $350,000 ($16.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $206,000 ($9.52)
    Other: $11,000 ($0.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($0.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $611,000 ($28.25)
    Interest Earnings: $308,000 ($14.24)
    Donations From Private Sources: $132,000 ($6.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $109,000 ($5.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,045,000 ($371.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,412,000 ($65.28)
    Highways: $865,000 ($39.99)
    Water Utilities: $44,000 ($2.03)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,366,000 ($617.97)
    Property: $2,736,000 ($126.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,353,000 ($108.79)
    Other License: $547,000 ($25.29)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $308,000 ($14.24)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $99,000 ($4.58)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $28,000 ($1.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $18,000 ($0.83)

Sedalia government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,648,000 ($3728.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,576,000 ($3031.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,148,000 ($885.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,076,000 ($188.45)

Sedalia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,684,000 ($4285.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,000 ($2.82)

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,033 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Missouri average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, MO  0.70% ($29,981 average AGI)
from Benton County, MO  0.53% ($36,476)
from Saline County, MO  0.37% ($33,439)


6.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jackson County, MO  0.64% ($37,878 average AGI)
to Johnson County, MO  0.62% ($31,737)
to Benton County, MO  0.53% ($45,890)
Businesses in Sedalia, MO
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ascend Collection1Menards1
AutoZone1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1Nike3
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In2
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
FedEx4Starbucks1
Ford1Subway2
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's2Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular1
Jimmy John's1UPS7
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
LensCrafters1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sedalia:

  • KSIS (1050 AM; 1 kW; SEDALIA, MO)
  • KDRO (1490 AM; 1 kW; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: MATHEWSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KWOS (950 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLIK (1240 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sedalia:

  • KSDL (92.1 FM; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING)
  • KLRQ (96.1 FM; CLINTON, MO; Owner: B & F BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPOW-FM (97.7 FM; LA MONTE, MO; Owner: SEDALIA INVESTMENT GROUP LLC)
  • KCVK (107.7 FM; OTTERVILLE, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KMMO-FM (102.9 FM; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AP (89.7 FM; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUCATIONAL B/CING FOUND.)
  • K228CC (93.5 FM; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: J & J BROADCASTING)
  • KTXY (106.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KXKX (105.7 FM; KNOB NOSTER, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOQL (106.1 FM; ASHLAND, MO; Owner: MID-MISSOURI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KMVC (91.7 FM; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KCMQ (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KWKJ (98.5 FM; WINDSOR, MO; Owner: D & H MEDIA, LLC)
  • KCVQ (89.7 FM; KNOB NOSTER, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUC. B/CASTING FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sedalia:

  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMIZ (Channel 17; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K32FH (Channel 32; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K11OJ (Channel 11; SEDALIA, ETC., MO; Owner: MEL WHEELER INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Sedalia: James P. Fleming.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sedalia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 735ft / 224mTotal length
  • $16,954,000Total costs
  • 144,093Total average daily traffic
  • 12,178Total average daily truck traffic
  • 223,551Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sedalia, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 91920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sedalia, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sedalia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 222 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sedalia, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 168 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sedalia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sedalia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 178. The highest number of fire incidents - 269 took place in 2006, and the least - 76 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sedalia, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.3%), and Structure Fires (35.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sedalia, MO
    • 1,37245.3%Outside Fires
    • 1,07335.4%Structure Fires
    • 43714.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1464.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sedalia, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sedalia, Missouri:

  • Truman Inn & Suites/Econo Lodge, 3501 W Broadway, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 , Phone: (660) 826-8400, Fax: (660) 826-1230
  • Super 8 Motel Sedalia, 3402 W Broadway, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 , Phone: (660) 827-5890, Fax: (660) 827-3061
  • Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S Limit Ave, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 , Phone: (660) 826-6100, Fax: (660) 827-3850
  • Comfort Inn Sedalia Station, 3600 W Broadway, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 , Phone: (660) 829-5050, Fax: (660) 829-5150
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suite, 4001 W Broadway, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 , Phone: (660) 826-4000, Fax: (660) 826-4001
  • Hampton Inn Sedalia, 3909 W 9th St, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 , Phone: (660) 951-1163, Fax: (660) 951-1164
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sedalia, Missouri
Most common first names in Sedalia, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary33979.8 years
William29476.0 years
John27875.2 years
James24374.3 years
Charles18975.6 years
Robert18871.7 years
George16377.7 years
Helen12578.9 years
Anna10783.2 years
Margaret10779.4 years
Most common last names in Sedalia, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14475.7 years
Williams10976.8 years
Johnson8679.1 years
Miller8375.8 years
Jones7973.4 years
Brown6680.6 years
Thomas5777.3 years
Davis5377.9 years
Taylor4875.4 years
Anderson4576.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sedalia, MO
  • 72.0%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sedalia, MO
  • 59.6%Utility gas
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood


Sedalia compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Sedalia on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
There are 30 pilots and 19 other airmen in this city.
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