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The population of Sikeston is approximately 16,992 (2000), 16318 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,428 (2000), 6749 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sikeston is 37.496 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sikeston is 17.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.432 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sikeston to Washington DC is 726 miles. The distance to the Missouri state capital is 188 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sikeston is positioned 36.88 degrees north of the equator and 89.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sikeston elevation is 329 feet above sea level.
Sikeston median income is $28,589 (2000).

The Sikeston median home price is $75,100 (2000).

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Sikeston location: in southeast Missouri, at the junction of Interstates 55 and 57, 140 miles equidistant between St. Louis and Memphis. Other nearby communities include Miner, Morehouse, Matthews, Haywood City, Blodgett, Bertrand, Vanduser and Canalou.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Sikeston is moderate. The average temperature ranges between 32 degrees F. in the winter and 80 degrees in the summer. Highs in summer rarely go above 90 degrees while lows in the winter usually stay above 25 degrees. Precipitation generally falls year-round with less falling in late summer and early fall. Generally snow amy fall between November and April
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Sikeston history:

When the Kings Highway was established in 1789 to connect St. Louis and New Orleans, Sikeston was founded along the route. Begun in 1860 by John Sikes, the community still remains on the Kings Highway. An El Camino Real Historic Marker is on this highway in Sikeston.

The area was first known as the Big Prairie with groves of trees that appeared as islands in a lake of water. By the early 1900ís, efforts were begun to drain the water. The result was rich farm land that now yields wheat, cotton, soybeans and other crops.

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The founding of Sikeston: 1860 by John Sikes.
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The Sikeston Depot
116 West Malone Avenue
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: 573 481 9967
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

Cotton Carnival
Held each year in September, this festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of the area. The Cotton Carnival includes rides, entertainment, a parade, exhibits, art shows and much more as the area celebrates the distinction of being the northernmost producer of cotton in the country.

Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo
P. O. Box 5
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: 573-471-7196
Toll-free: 800-455-2855
Fax: 573-471-7878
Held in August each year.

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Sikeston Corporate Games
held every other year for business to business competition with everyone having a good time

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