Bluff (Co. Seat) - City
offices located at 101
101 Oak St.
Bluff Regional Medical Center
John J. Pershing Veterans Administration
6 Private Schools
Per capita income for Butler County is $18,620. The unemployment rate of Butler County in 2015 was 9.3 percent, with an available workforce of 7,262. Only 678 people in Butler County are unemployed, with 18,067 having gainful employment. The average hourly wage for the county, as of 2010, was $14.90 per.
employers in the county are Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, with 1,200
employees; Briggs & Stratton Corporation, which employs 760 to
manufacture internal combustion engines; Gates Rubber Company,
whose 550 employees manufacture radiator hoses; and V.A. Medical Center with 580 employees.
Utilities provides electric power, water, and sewer services for
Poplar Bluff residents. Natural gas is obtained from Spire. AT&T, Windstream Communications, Big River Telephone and Boycom Cablevision are the local telephone service
providers. Internet service is available through AT&T, Socket Internet Services and TcMax.net.
of Poplar Bluff have three hospitals and numerous clinics from which
to choose for their medical needs. Poplar Bluff Regional Medical
Center, Black Riber Medical Center (Coppertop) and John J. Pershing Veterans Administration
Hospital are all located in Poplar Bluff.
Bluff students stay in town for their education, from elementary
to high school. Besides the public school system, students also
have private schools in the area from which to choose. Three Rivers
College is located in Poplar Bluff, Fall 2017 enrollment was 3,226. Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center is also
a popular choice for area youngsters. Southeast Missouri State University,
a public four-year college located in Cape Girardeau, MO, is the
nearest higher learning facility. Fall, 2011, enrollment for the
university was 11,502 students.
of Poplar Bluff travel U.S. Highways 67 and 60, and State Highways
53 and 142. The nearest four-lane highway is within the city limits,
and it is only 45 miles to the nearest interstate: I-55. Amtrak
service is available in Poplar Bluff. The Poplar Bluff Municipal
Airport, located just outside the city limits, has a 5,007-foot
runway. Private aircraft storage and aviation fuel are available.
The nearest commercial airport is Cape Girardeau Regional airport
in Cape Girardeau, MO, 70 miles away.
Bluff Muncipal (POF). Location: 3 mi. E of city.
Coordinates: N36-46.43; W090-19.49. Mag var: 2E.
Navaids: MAW 111.2 30023.8; FD278 358 6.2. Telephone:
573/686-4892. Fax: 573/636-7764. Hours: 7 am to
6 pm Oct thru May; 7 am to 9 pm May thru Oct; aft on req. Elevation:
331. Pattern altitudes: 1100 MSL all aircraft. Runways:
18-36 5,007 x 100, asphalt, asphalt pfc; trees ea end, lights
MIRL (NSTD). Lights: beacon. Fees: hangar, tiedown.
Approaches: GPS RNAV, NDB, SDF. FSS: Saint Louis
122.2, 122.65. Com freq: APP Memphis Center/135.5; UNICOM/CTAF
123.0. Weather Contacts: ASOS 124.225, 573/778-9172. Charts:
St. Louis; L21. Transportation: courtesy car; van.
Taxis: 573/785-8696, 776-1000. Notes: agricultural
ops, banner towing, helicopter ops, RC models, ultralights.
Bluff residents have a wide choice of banking facilties from which
to choose. Financial institutions include:
Commerce Bank, People's Community Bank, U.S. Bank, First Missouri
State Bank, Southern Bank and Trust, and First Midwest
Bank. Folks enjoy one daily newspaper and sixteen radio stations.
The Poplar Bluff Nutrition Center, Black River Colisuem, and multiple
parks are enjoyed by young and old alike.
Wappapello is the nearest public access lake. Visitors can camp,
fish, hike, motor boat, swim and water ski. Other available facilities
to be enjoyed include the public library, a country club, public
golf course, eight public parks, two swimming pools, and six tennis
courts. Average temperatures for the area range from 47.6 degrees
Fahrenheit in to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The average
annual precipitation is 48 inches.
city is represented in the State House of Representatives by 152nd
District Representative Todd Richardson (R) and in the state senate
by Senator Doug Libla (R) of the 25th District. U.S. Representative
Jason Smith (R) represents Poplar Bluff in the Eighth Congressional