City offices - 481 Second St.
hospitals - 16 mi. in Poplar Bluff
Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, MO,
provides electric power for Qulin, and Atmos Energy Company, from Caruthersville,
is the city's natural gas provider. Water is provided to the residents
by the City of Qulin Waterworks' ground water well. The plant's
capacity is 50,200 gallons per day. It can store 75,000 gallons
of water. The Qulin Wastewater Treatment Facility operates its own
oxidation ditch, located on Highway 51. The plant's capacity is
100,000. AT&T is the local telephone service provider,
and internet service may be obtained through several ISPs in Poplar
residents travel the short distance to Poplar Bluff for medical
care. The nearest facility is the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
students stay in town for their education, from elementary to middle
school. They travel to nearby Broseley for high school. The nearest
public community college, Three Rivers College, is located
in Poplar Bluff and boasts an annual enrollment of 4,500.
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center is 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 11,100 students.
Per capita income for Butler County is $19,291. The unemployment rate of Butler County in 2015 was 7.2 percent, with an available workforce of 19,464. Only 1,397 people in Butler County are unemployed, with 18,067 having gainful employment. The average hourly wage for the county, as of 2010, was $13.87 per.
county's major employers are Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, with 1,200
employees; Briggs & Stratton Corporation,
which employs 1,050 to manufacture internal combustion engines;
Gates Rubber Company,
whose 497 employees manufacture radiator hoses; and Wal-Mart, with
do their banking in town at Southern Missouri Bank & Trust, a financial
institution with combined assets of over $690 million. The community
stays informed through a daily newspaper and cable TV is available
to all city residents. Qulin citizens worship at one of the seven
Protestant churches in town. Young and old alike enjoy the activities
at the public golf course, two country clubs, fourteen public parks,
the three public swimming pools, and tennis courts that are within
a 20-mile radius of the town.
Wappapello is the nearest public access lake. Visitors can camp,
fish, hike, motor boat, swim and water ski. Average temperatures
for the area range from 24 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 92 degrees
Fahrenheit in July. The average annual precipitation is 46 inches.
residents are represented in the State House of Representatives
by 154th District Rep. Todd Richardson (R) and in the state senate by
Sen. Doug Libla (R) of the 25th District. U.S. Representative
Jason Smith (R) represents Qulin in the Eighth Congressional