Peculiar, MO Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Peculiar, Missouri as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peculiar is 290 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near th

Elevation: 1004 feet

Land Area: 3.50 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 64078

Races:
      White alone - 4,286 - 93.0%
      Hispanic - 125 - 2.7%
      Black alone - 91 - 2.0%
      Two or more races - 63 - 1.4%
      American Indian alone - 18 - 0.4%
      Asian alone - 12 - 0.3%
      Other race alone - 7 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 6 - 0.1%

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

DOT Drug Testing Peculiar, MO

Our Local DOT Drug testing facilities in Peculiar, MO and the surrounding areas provide DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals, Consortium enrollment and other DOT services for Employers, Single operators and all DOT modes who are required to comply with 49 CFR Part 40 in Peculiar, MO including FMCSA, FTA, FAA, USCG, FRA and PHMSA . Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

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How to schedule a DOT drug test in Peculiar, MO

To schedule any type of DOT drug test or alcohol test in Peculiar, MO call our local scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. You may also schedule your DOT drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration system by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.

The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest DOT drug or DOT alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.

Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in-house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).

In addition to providing DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing in Peculiar, MO, Accredited Drug Testing also has additional testing centers throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding cities.

On the road or on vacation, no worries, Accredited Drug Testing has over 20,000 testing centers in all cities Nationwide and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

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What are the DOT drug testing requirements?

In 1991, the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act created the following DOT Agencies which established drug and alcohol testing regulations to ensure that aircraft, trains, trucks, and buses were operated in a safe and responsible manner. As an employer or individual operating in a “Safety Sensitive” position, it is important to understand how these regulations impact you.

49 CFR Part 40 (commonly known as “part 40”) explains:

  • How drug and alcohol testing is conducted
  • Who is authorized to participate in the drug and alcohol testing program
  • What employees must do before they may return to duty after a drug and/or alcohol violation

Each DOT Agency and the USCG have specific regulations that cover:

  • The agency’s prohibitions on drug and alcohol use
  • Who is subject to comply with these regulations
  • What type of testing is required
  • When testing is required
  • Consequences of non-compliance

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its rule that would establish requirements for commercial driver’s license employers and individuals with regards to the drug and alcohol clearing house which will take affect on January 6, 2020.

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will allow employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, State Law Enforcement and individual CDL operators to access real time important information about a CDL Driver’s drug and alcohol program violations and the ultimate goal of this database is to enhance safety on our Nation’s public roadways.

For specific requirements, click the appropriate agency listed below in which you or your company is regulated by. Ask about our DOT Complete Compliance Package!

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive)

DOT Compliance Checklist in Peculiar, MO

DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Requirements for Safety Sensitive Employees.
(FMCSA-FAA-USCG-FRA-PHMSA-FTA)

  • Pre-Employment Tests
  • Correct Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF)
  • Substance Abuse Professional Process
  • Regulations on File
  • Random Pool Testing
  • *Supervisor Training
  • *Written Policy
  • Post-Accident Testing Situations
  • Previous Employers Checks
  • Employee Education
  • Record Keeping
  • Removal of covered Employee
  • Designated Employer Representative

* In addition, any company which employs 2 or more covered employees must have a written drug and alcohol policy and all supervisors must complete the DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training. (Click here to learn more about our online training programs)

If a DOT covered employee or company does not have a copy of the original pre-employment drug test with a negative result, then a new DOT pre-employment drug test must be conducted, and the result maintained on file.

The department of transportation (DOT) requires that all DOT regulated “safety sensitive” employees have on file a negative DOT pre-employment drug test result and be a member of a DOT approved random selection consortium. In addition, if a DOT regulated company has more than one “safety sensitive” employee, the employer must also have a written DOT drug and alcohol policy and an on-site supervisor must have completed supervisor training for reasonable suspicion of illegal drug use or impairment.

To be compliant with DOT regulations, a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program must have the following components. Failing to comply can result in significant fines and penalties.

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What is a DOT Drug Test in Peculiar, MO?

On January 1, 2018 the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new rule which altered the DOT 5 panel urine test. Employers and individuals should be aware that the current DOT drug test is still a urine drug test, collected by qualified collectors, analyzed at a SAMHSA certified laboratory and reviewed by a licensed Medical Review Officer. Below you will find a list of the drugs that are screened for in the DOT 5 panel urine drug test:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Opioids**
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • ** Special note: ‘Opioids’ was previously called ‘Opiates’ and all DOT drug tests will continue to include confirmation testing for Codeine, Morphine, and 6-AM (heroin) when necessary.

    In the January rule change, the Department of Transportation (DOT) also added initial screening and confirmation testing for the semi-synthetic opioids Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone to this Opioids group

    When is a DOT drug test required in Peculiar, MO?

    All safety sensitive employees regardless of DOT agency are required for the following drug testing and/or alcohol testing based on each situation:

    • Pre-employment
    • Random
    • Reasonable suspicion
    • Return to Duty
    • Post-Accident
    • Follow Up

    What is DOT pre employment testing in Peculiar, MO?

    As a new hire or a current employee transferring from a non-safety sensitive function into a safety sensitive function (even with the same employer), you are required to submit to a DOT pre employment drug test.

    Some employers may, but are not required to, conduct pre employment alcohol testing. Only after your employer receives a negative pre employment DOT drug test result (and negative alcohol test result - if administered) may you begin performing in a safety-sensitive capacity.

    What is random DOT Drug Testing in Peculiar, MO?

    All safety sensitive employees are subject to unannounced random drug & alcohol testing. Alcohol testing is administered just prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive functions. Depending on the industry specific regulations, you may only be subject to random drug testing.

    Listed below are the current (2019) DOT random testing rates for each DOT agency.

    The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2019.
    DOT Agency 2019 Random Drug Testing Rate 2019 Random Alcohol Testing Rate
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    [FMCSA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Aviation Administration
    [FAA]
    25% 10%
    Federal Railroad Administration
    [FRA]
    25% - Covered Service
    50% - Maintenance of Way *
    10% - Covered Service
    25% - Maintenance of Way *
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% 10%
    Federal Transit Administration
    [FTA]
    50% N/A
    United States Coast Guard
    [USCG]
    (with the Dept. of Homeland Security)
    50% N/A

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    What is reasonable suspicion DOT drug testing in Peculiar, MO?

    Safety sensitive individuals and employees are required to submit to any test (whether it is a drug test, alcohol test or both) that a supervisor requests based on reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion means that one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes or suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Supervisors cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations concerning your appearance, behavior, speech and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use

    What is return to duty DOT Drug Testing in Peculiar, MO?

    If you have violated the prohibited drug & alcohol testing rules, you are required to take a return to duty drug and/or alcohol test before being allowed to return to a safety-sensitive function for any DOT regulated employer. You may also be subject to unannounced follow-up testing for at least 6 times in the first 12 months following your return to active safety-sensitive service.

    Return-to-duty tests must be conducted under direct observation.

    What is DOT post accident drug testing Peculiar, MO?

    If you are involved in an event (accident, crash, etc.) meeting certain criteria of the DOT agency, a post-accident drug test will be required. In most cases you will then have to take a drug and alcohol test if you are involved in a qualifying crash. Each DOT agency may have specific rules with regards to what is a post-accident test, for example, the FRA requires a blood specimen for drug testing and an alcohol test.

    If you are involved in a qualifying accident, you are required to remain available for this testing and are not permitted to refuse testing.

    Remember: Safety-sensitive employees are obligated by law to submit to and cooperate in drug & alcohol testing mandated by DOT regulations.

    What is DOT follow up drug testing Peculiar, MO?

    DOT follow up testing occurs when an individual has violated the drug and alcohol testing rules. The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both). Your employer is responsible for ensuring that follow-up testing is conducted and completed. Follow up testing is in addition to all other DOT required testing and all follow-up tests will be observed. For more information on the SAP process or to locate a Substance Abuse Professional in Peculiar, MO simply call us at (800)221-4291

    To schedule a DOT drug or alcohol test in Peculiar, MO Call (800) 221-4291 or select the Peculiar, MO DOT Drug Testing Location Near You

    2820 E Rockhaven Rd Ste 100 5.3 miles

    2820 E Rockhaven Rd Ste 100
    HARRISONVILLE, MO 64701
    Categories: HARRISONVILLE MO

    2820 E ROCK HAVEN RD STE 210 5.9 miles

    2820 E ROCK HAVEN RD STE 210
    HARRISONVILLE, MO 64701
    Categories: HARRISONVILLE MO

    2800 E ROCK HAVEN RD 5.9 miles

    2800 E ROCK HAVEN RD
    HARRISONVILLE, MO 64701
    Categories: HARRISONVILLE MO

    402 W PINE ST STE F 6.2 miles

    402 W PINE ST STE F
    RAYMORE, MO 64083
    Categories: RAYMORE MO

    8421 Clint Drive, 6.8 miles

    8421 Clint Drive,
    Belton, MO 64012
    Categories: Belton MO

    13830 S US HIGHWAY 71 11.4 miles

    13830 S US HIGHWAY 71
    GRANDVIEW, MO 64030
    Categories: GRANDVIEW MO

    13551 MADISON AVE 13.3 miles

    13551 MADISON AVE
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64145
    Categories: KANSAS CITY MO

    12220 BLUE RIDGE EXT STE A 13.3 miles

    12220 BLUE RIDGE EXT STE A
    GRANDVIEW, MO 64030
    Categories: GRANDVIEW MO

    1643 NE DOUGLAS ST 13.6 miles

    1643 NE DOUGLAS ST
    LEES SUMMIT, MO 64063
    Categories: LEES SUMMIT MO

    228 NW OLDHAM PKWY 14.1 miles

    228 NW OLDHAM PKWY
    LEES SUMMIT, MO 64081
    Categories: LEES SUMMIT MO

    7935 W 151ST ST 15.1 miles

    7935 W 151ST ST
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66223
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    4800 W 135th St Ste 190 15.2 miles

    4800 W 135th St Ste 190
    Leawood, KS 66224
    Categories: Leawood KS

    805 NE RICE RD 15.4 miles

    805 NE RICE RD
    LEES SUMMIT, MO 64086
    Categories: LEES SUMMIT MO

    32 NE SYCAMORE ST 15.4 miles

    32 NE SYCAMORE ST
    LEES SUMMIT, MO 64086
    Categories: LEES SUMMIT MO

    12140 Nall Avenue, Suite 325 16.8 miles

    12140 Nall Avenue, Suite 325
    Overland Park, KS 66209
    Categories: Overland Park KS

    1000 CARONDELET DR 16.9 miles

    1000 CARONDELET DR
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64114
    Categories: KANSAS CITY MO

    1010 Carondelet Dr, Suite 325 16.9 miles

    1010 Carondelet Dr, Suite 325
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    Categories: Kansas City MO

    PO BOX 25903 17.3 miles

    PO BOX 25903
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66225
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    PO BOX 25902 17.3 miles

    PO BOX 25902
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66225
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    PO BOX 2035 17.3 miles

    PO BOX 2035
    SHAWNEE MISSION, KS 66201
    Categories: SHAWNEE MISSION KS

    7500 W 110thSt 17.3 miles

    7500 W 110thSt
    Overland Park, KS 66225
    Categories: Overland Park KS

    11111 NALL AVE STE 218 17.6 miles

    11111 NALL AVE STE 218
    LEAWOOD, KS 66211
    Categories: LEAWOOD KS

    2741 NE McBaine Drive 17.7 miles

    2741 NE McBaine Drive
    Lees Summit, MO 64064
    Categories: Lees Summit MO

    8511 HILLCREST RD STE 100 17.9 miles

    8511 HILLCREST RD STE 100
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64138
    Categories: KANSAS CITY MO

    11007 METCALF AVE 18.4 miles

    11007 METCALF AVE
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66210
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    8701 TROOST AVE 18.4 miles

    8701 TROOST AVE
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
    Categories: KANSAS CITY MO

    7500 W 110th St Suite 400A 18.6 miles

    7500 W 110th St Suite 400A
    Overland Park, KS 66210
    Categories: Overland Park KS

    7500 W 110th St Ste 500 18.6 miles

    7500 W 110th St Ste 500
    Overland Park, KS 66210
    Categories: Overland Park KS

    7500 W 110th St 18.6 miles

    7500 W 110th St
    Overland Park, KS 66210
    Categories: Overland Park KS

    9201 WARD PKWY STE 200 18.6 miles

    9201 WARD PKWY STE 200
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64114
    Categories: KANSAS CITY MO

    2741 NE MCBAIN DR STE A 18.7 miles

    2741 NE MCBAIN DR STE A
    LEES SUMMIT, MO 64064
    Categories: LEES SUMMIT MO

    3500 W 95TH ST 18.7 miles

    3500 W 95TH ST
    LEAWOOD, KS 66206
    Categories: LEAWOOD KS

    3601 NE RALPH POWELL RD 18.8 miles

    3601 NE RALPH POWELL RD
    LEES SUMMIT, MO 64064
    Categories: LEES SUMMIT MO

    10895 GRANDVIEW ST STE 220 19.2 miles

    10895 GRANDVIEW ST STE 220
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66210
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    10895 GRANDVIEW ST 19.2 miles

    10895 GRANDVIEW ST
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66210
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    Gryphon Compound gehind BBQ DFAC 19.3 miles

    Gryphon Compound gehind BBQ DFAC
    Bagram, KS 66210
    Categories: Bagram KS

    Bull and Bear Compound 19.3 miles

    Bull and Bear Compound
    Kandahar, KS 66210
    Categories: Kandahar KS

    14205 S LOCUST ST 20.1 miles

    14205 S LOCUST ST
    OLATHE, KS 66062
    Categories: OLATHE KS

    13110 S FOXRIDGE DR 20.3 miles

    13110 S FOXRIDGE DR
    OLATHE, KS 66062
    Categories: OLATHE KS

    9490 E STATE ROUTE 350 20.4 miles

    9490 E STATE ROUTE 350
    RAYTOWN, MO 64133
    Categories: RAYTOWN MO

    9507 ANTIOCH RD 20.5 miles

    9507 ANTIOCH RD
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66212
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    6724 Troost Avenue, Suite 100 20.7 miles

    6724 Troost Avenue, Suite 100
    Kansas City, MO 64131
    Categories: Kansas City MO

    10550 Quivira Road, Suite 290 20.8 miles

    10550 Quivira Road, Suite 290
    Overland Park, KS 66215
    Categories: Overland Park KS

    10500 QUIVIRA RD 20.8 miles

    10500 QUIVIRA RD
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66215
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    6675 HOLMES, STE 460 20.9 miles

    6675 HOLMES, STE 460
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64131
    Categories: KANSAS CITY MO

    20920 W 151st St Ste 203, 22.0 miles

    20920 W 151st St Ste 203,
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Categories: Olathe KS

    1135 E COTHRELL ST 22.0 miles

    1135 E COTHRELL ST
    OLATHE, KS 66061
    Categories: OLATHE KS

    4820 S ARROWHEAD DR 22.1 miles

    4820 S ARROWHEAD DR
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Categories: INDEPENDENCE MO

    9040 QUIVIRA RD 22.2 miles

    9040 QUIVIRA RD
    LENEXA, KS 66215
    Categories: LENEXA KS

    4731 South Cochise Drive, Suite 110 22.2 miles

    4731 South Cochise Drive, Suite 110
    Independence, MO 64055
    Categories: Independence MO

    19000 E EASTLAND CENTER CT STE 200 22.5 miles

    19000 E EASTLAND CENTER CT STE 200
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Categories: INDEPENDENCE MO

    8819 LONG ST 22.6 miles

    8819 LONG ST
    LENEXA, KS 66215
    Categories: LENEXA KS

    8901 W 74th St Ste 228, 22.7 miles

    8901 W 74th St Ste 228,
    Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
    Categories: Shawnee Mission KS

    9361 West 75th Street, Building 5 22.7 miles

    9361 West 75th Street, Building 5
    Overland Park, KS 66204
    Categories: Overland Park KS

    1127 W MAIN ST 22.9 miles

    1127 W MAIN ST
    BLUE SPRINGS, MO 64015
    Categories: BLUE SPRINGS MO

    7450 W Frontage Rd 22.9 miles

    7450 W Frontage Rd
    Merriam, KS 66203
    Categories: Merriam KS

    14809 W 95TH ST 23.0 miles

    14809 W 95TH ST
    LENEXA, KS 66215
    Categories: LENEXA KS

    13008 E US HIGHWAY 40 23.0 miles

    13008 E US HIGHWAY 40
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Categories: INDEPENDENCE MO

    7917 BOND ST 23.1 miles

    7917 BOND ST
    LENEXA, KS 66214
    Categories: LENEXA KS

    10630B METCALF AVE 23.1 miles

    10630B METCALF AVE
    OVERLAND PARK, KS 66212
    Categories: OVERLAND PARK KS

    15319 W 95TH ST 23.2 miles

    15319 W 95TH ST
    LENEXA, KS 66219
    Categories: LENEXA KS

    19550 E 39TH ST S Ste 230 23.5 miles

    19550 E 39TH ST S Ste 230
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64057
    Categories: INDEPENDENCE MO

    804 N 7 HWY, STE B 23.5 miles

    804 N 7 HWY, STE B
    BLUE SPRINGS, MO 64014
    Categories: BLUE SPRINGS MO

    19550 E 39th Suite 330, Center Point Medical Building 23.6 miles

    19550 E 39th Suite 330, Center Point Medical Building
    Independence, MO 64057
    Categories: Independence MO

    2100 Baptiste Dr 23.8 miles

    2100 Baptiste Dr
    PAOLA, KS 66071
    Categories: PAOLA KS

    1215 NE CORONADO DR 24.0 miles

    1215 NE CORONADO DR
    BLUE SPRINGS, MO 64014
    Categories: BLUE SPRINGS MO

    2 HOLLY LN 24.3 miles

    2 HOLLY LN
    PAOLA, KS 66071
    Categories: PAOLA KS

    3917 BROADWAY BLVD STE A 24.3 miles

    3917 BROADWAY BLVD STE A
    KANSAS CITY, MO 64111
    Categories: KANSAS CITY MO

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    Local Area Info: Peculiar, Missouri

    Early settlers of the town came to Western Missouri by riverboat from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Peculiar also had families coming from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. On July 29, 1868, the county surveyor, Robert Cass, platted Peculiar and was filed as "The Town of Peculiar".

    There are at least two versions of the story on how Peculiar received its name. The first involves the community's first postmaster, Edgar Thomson. His first choice for a town name, "Excelsior," was rejected because it already existed in Atchison County, Missouri. Several other choices were also rejected. The story goes that the annoyed Thomson wrote to the Postmaster General himself to complain saying, among other things, "We don't care what name you give us so long as it is sort of 'peculiar'." Thomson submitted the name "Peculiar" and the name was approved. The post office was established on June 22, 1868.

    In an alternate version, according to Missouri folklorist Margot Ford McMillen, early settlers were searching for a location to farm. As they cleared a small rise and looked below, one remarked "Well that's peculiar! It's the very place I saw in a vision back in Connecticut." The land was purchased and eventually a village sprang up on it, which was named "Peculiar".

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Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Peculiar, Missouri as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peculiar is 290 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near th

Elevation: 1004 feet

Land Area: 3.50 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 64078

Races:
      White alone - 4,286 - 93.0%
      Hispanic - 125 - 2.7%
      Black alone - 91 - 2.0%
      Two or more races - 63 - 1.4%
      American Indian alone - 18 - 0.4%
      Asian alone - 12 - 0.3%
      Other race alone - 7 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 6 - 0.1%