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Campbell, Missouri
Campbell Visitors Center
Campbell Visitors Center
Peach Capital of Missouri
Location of Campbell, Missouri
Location of Campbell, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Dunklin
 • Total 1.40 sq mi (3.64 km2)
 • Land 1.40 sq mi (3.64 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
315 ft (96 m)
 • Total 1,992
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,287.04/sq mi (496.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-10864
GNIS feature ID 0715296

Campbell is a city in northern Dunklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,992 at the 2010 census.


Campbell was originally called Four Mile, and under the latter name settlement was made in 1844. The town site was platted in 1886, and the present name adopted from Alexander Campbell, a local judge. A post office called Four Mile was established in 1855, and the name was changed to Campbell in 1882.


Campbell is located at 36°29′34″N 90°4′24″W / 36.49278°N 90.07333°W / 36.49278; -90.07333 (36.492680, -90.073311).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 737
1910 1,781 141.7%
1920 2,025 13.7%
1930 1,592 −21.4%
1940 1,786 12.2%
1950 1,931 8.1%
1960 1,964 1.7%
1970 1,979 0.8%
1980 2,134 7.8%
1990 2,165 1.5%
2000 1,883 −13.0%
2010 1,992 5.8%
2019 (est.) 1,807 −9.3%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,992 people, 799 households, and 495 families living in the city. The population density was 1,422.9 inhabitants per square mile (549.4/km2). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 645.0 per square mile (249.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.84% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.11% of the population.

There were 799 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.0% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

Arts and culture

The city of Campbell holds many events for the town and surrounding areas. A list of the events ranging from Easter egg hunts in the softball fields, Fireworks for the 4th of July, city wide yard sales, auto shows, craft fairs, senior citizen dances, Campbell High School annual reunions, and the annual Missouri Peach Fair.

In 1944, the Campbell American Legion, local peach farmers, and business owners of the area played host to the first ever Peach Festival. The Peach Festival was a one-day event then, including a picnic where folks could barbecue and prizes to the farmers with the best peaches. Now, in 2011, the Peach Fair has expanded to become an official Missouri Peach Fair. It is now a seven-day celebration of a good year’s harvest. People from all over come to Campbell, Missouri to attend the Missouri Peach Fairs. The fair now includes carnival rides, arcade games, various food stands, pageant contests, and raffle drawings.


Campbell R-2 School District operates one elementary school and Campbell High School.

Campbell has a public library, a branch of the Dunklin County Library.

Notable people

  • Carl Edward Bailey, Arkansas Attorney General (1934) and Governor (1937-1941)
  • Jake Crawford, professional baseball player
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