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City of Qulin

Qulin, MO, city hall
Qulin City Hall

     The City of Qulin is located on State Highways 53, 51, and N in the southeast portion of Butler County. The city hall building is located at 481 Second Street, just a few blocks off Highway 53, where the mayor and the four-member city council meets. The city and the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission work together to promote economic development for the community.

     Mayor Glen Sedrick reports that, according to the 2010 census, Qulin had 458 residents. Per capita income for Butler County, in 2010, was $19,291.


City of Qulin

Glen Sedrick
City offices - 481 Second St.

Nearest hospitals - 16 mi. in Poplar Bluff

Middle School

Black River
Lake Wappapello

     Ozark 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 Bluff.

Peaceful pastoral settings are enjoyed by Qulin residents.     Qulin residents travel the short distance to Poplar Bluff for medical care. The nearest facility is the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

     Qulin 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.

     The county's major employers are Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, with 1,200 employees; Briggs & Stratton The serenity of nature abounds in the Ozark Foothills Region.Corporation, which employs 1,050 to manufacture internal combustion engines; Gates Rubber Company, whose 497 employees manufacture radiator hoses; and Wal-Mart, with 500 associates.

     Residents 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.

     Lake 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.

     Qulin 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 District.

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