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Crocker, Missouri
Location of Crocker, Missouri
Location of Crocker, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Pulaski
Platted 1869
Incorporated 1872
Named for Uriel Crocker
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.22 km2)
 • Land 1.24 sq mi (3.22 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,129 ft (344 m)
 • Total 1,110
 • Estimate 
 • Density 836.55/sq mi (322.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-17344

Crocker is a city in Pulaski County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,110 at the 2010 census.


Crocker was platted in 1869, and named after a railroad promoter. A post office called Crocker has been in operation since 1872.


Crocker is located at 37°56′58″N 92°15′56″W / 37.94944°N 92.26556°W / 37.94944; -92.26556 (37.949542, -92.265660).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 506
1930 522 3.2%
1940 453 −13.2%
1950 712 57.2%
1960 821 15.3%
1970 814 −0.9%
1980 979 20.3%
1990 1,077 10.0%
2000 1,033 −4.1%
2010 1,110 7.5%
2019 (est.) 1,039 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,110 people, 433 households, and 278 families residing in the city. The population density was 895.2 inhabitants per square mile (345.6/km2). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 423.4 per square mile (163.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 433 households, of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.


Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field serves the community with air service; although it is on Fort Leonard Wood, it is jointly run by the cities of Waynesville and St. Robert and is available for civilian use by private pilots and scheduled commercial passenger service.

The major east–west route is Interstate 44; before that, the main highway was U.S. Route 66, which still exists as a scenic route through the area and passes through Devil's Elbow, St. Robert, Waynesville, Buckhorn, and Hazelgreen. Names for Route 66 vary - at different places, it is called Teardrop Road, Highway Z, Old Route 66, Historic Route 66, and Highway 17. State-posted signs mark most of the alignment of the road.

Major north–south routes near Crocker include:

  • Route 133 runs north from Interstate 44, exit 145, approximately two miles east of Hazelgreen to Richland, Swedeborg, Crocker, and about two miles west of Dixon, then north out of the county.
  • Route 17 crosses Interstate 44 at exit 153 at Buckhorn, runs east through Waynesville, turns north to Crocker, and then runs north out of the county to Iberia. South of Interstate 44, Route 17 hugs the western edge of Fort Leonard Wood, passes near Laquey, and circles south of the post until it runs out of the county and eventually joins Highway 32 in Roby.
  • Missouri Route T runs north from Route 17 at Waynesville to Swedeborg, where it meets and ends at Highway 133, about halfway between Richland and Crocker.


Crocker R-II School District operates one elementary school and Crocker High School.

Crocker has a public library, a branch of the Pulaski County Library District.

See also

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