Appleton City Real Estate Information

Appleton City is a relatively small community found in the central western portion of the state of Missouri. Appleton City has a population of approximately one thousand three hundred residents, according to census bureau figures released after the completion of the last comprehensive census in the year two thousand. Appleton City, despite its relatively small size, is nonetheless the most populous community in Saint Clair County, a region with an average density of less than fifteen persons per square mile. Appleton City real estate is found over a total area of a little more than one square mile, although there are no substantial bodies of water included in that total. This makes the density of Appleton City about one thousand, one hundred and fifty persons per square mile, well over eight times the average for Saint Clair County.

Appleton City is almost exclusively racially and socioeconomically homogeneous, which is a bit unusual because the per capita and per family median income statistics are quite low for the Show Me State. The original inhabitants of the land where Appleton City properties are now found were Native Americans, particularly those of the Sioux or Dakota Tribe, although their settlements were not particularly dense. One of the first non-Native American settlers of Appleton City was William M Prier, who purchased much of the community's land in the year eighteen sixty eight. After a short period of growth and the use of the name Arlington, the community was officially incorporated in the year eighteen seventy. Appleton City takes its name from William Henry Appleton, a publishing executive who helped establish the local library.

Appleton City is nowhere near the center of Saint Clair County, being found in the northwestern portion of the county, near the county borders with Bates County and Henry County. The educational needs of Appleton City are met primarily by the Appleton City RII School as well as by Saint Mary's School. Appleton City is predominately rural and partially agricultural, situated close to Kansas City, Springfield, and Highway 52. Although there is not a wealth of attractions in Appleton City itself, a short drive is enough to reach plenty of things to see and do.