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Kimberling City, Missouri
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Location of Kimberling City, Missouri
Location of Kimberling City, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°38′31″N 93°25′27″W / 36.64194°N 93.42417°W / 36.64194; -93.42417Coordinates: 36°38′31″N 93°25′27″W / 36.64194°N 93.42417°W / 36.64194; -93.42417
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stone
 • Total 3.86 sq mi (10.00 km2)
 • Land 3.50 sq mi (9.08 km2)
 • Water 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
951 ft (290 m)
 • Total 2,400
 • Estimate 
 • Density 656.39/sq mi (253.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-38612
GNIS feature ID 0753024

Kimberling City is a city in Stone County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,400 at the 2010 census.


Some episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies TV series were filmed in the area.


Kimberling City is located at 36°38′31″N 93°25′27″W / 36.64194°N 93.42417°W / 36.64194; -93.42417 (36.641943, -93.424094). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.78 square miles (9.79 km2), of which, 3.42 square miles (8.86 km2) is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,285
1990 1,590 23.7%
2000 2,253 41.7%
2010 2,400 6.5%
2019 (est.) 2,300 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

Kimberling City is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,400 people, 1,147 households, and 774 families living in the city. The population density was 701.8 inhabitants per square mile (271.0/km2). There were 1,431 housing units at an average density of 418.4 per square mile (161.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 1,147 households, of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.53.

The median age in the city was 57.1 years. 14.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 35.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.


Located next to Table Rock Lake, Kimberling City is host to a novice golf course, a bowling alley and multiple attractions near the lake, such as What's Up Dock, a wharf on the lake where aquatic vehicles can be rented, and gas can be purchased. Though undermined by nearby Branson, Kimberling City is a quick stop for anyone passing through to spend a day at the lake.


Kimberling City has a public library, the Kimberling Area Library.

Notable people

  • Dave Duncan, former MLB catcher and pitching coach
  • Ned Locke was the beloved ringmaster of Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV in Chicago. After retirement from WGN, Locke moved to Kimberling City and served as mayor and chief of police.
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