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Community Profile
Climate
Temperature:
  • Coldest Month: January
  • Average Maximum Temperature: 52
  • Average Minimum Temperature: 30
  • Hottest Month: July
  • Average Maximum Temperature: 93
  • Average Minimum Temperature: 65
Precipitation:
  • Dryest Month: August
  • Normal: 3.0 inches
  • Wettest Month: March
  • Normal: 5.0 inches
  • Annual Average:    
  • Rain: 46.1 inches
  • Snow: 4.2 inches

Population
   2010 2000 1990
 City  3,116  3,350  3,350
 County  18,956  19,760  20,928

Taxes        
Assessed Value of City Property                        $25,000,521.08
Basic Property Tax Levy for Latest Year (2013) per $100 Assessed Value

City
                                                          $ .0677

County
General Revenue                                       $  .1530
Johnson Grass                                              .0099
Library                                                          .1127
Health                                                          .0895
Road & Bridge                                               .1248
R-1 School District                                       3.6851
Senate Bill 40                                                .0199
Sur Tax     .2300
Total County                                                4.4249
Total State                                                    .0300

Sales Tax:
City                      2.5%
County                 1.750%
State                    4.225%
Total                     8.475%

Education

Public School Classification:   AAA
                                                          Teachers       Students
Elementary K-5                                        29                  331
Middle 6-8                                               36                  424
High School                                             39                  485
Student/Classroom Teacher Ratio:   12:1

Area Vocational School Utilized:   New Madrid R-1 Technical Skills Center

Area Public Colleges or Universities:   Southeast Missouri State University
                                                        Three Rivers Community College
                                                        Sikeston Area Higher Education Center
                                                        Crisp Bootheel Education Center
                                                       
Private School:
                                                           Teachers         Students
Elementary PreK-8                                   10                    88                            
Student/Classroom Teacher Ratio:   8:1           

Major Employers
Company Product / Services
Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Electric Generation
City and County Government Local Government
New Madrid Living Center
Skilled Nursing Facility
Riceland
Rice & Grain
SEMO Health Network
Health Care Providers