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Goodman, Missouri

  •   State: 
    McDonald County
      County all: 
    McDonald | Newton
      County FIPS: 
    29119 | 29145
    36°44′30″N 94°23′57″W
      Area total: 
    1.33 sq mi (3.44 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.33 sq mi (3.44 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,250 ft (380 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    905.80 residents per square mile of area (349.77/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Goodman is a city in McDonald County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,248 at the 2010 census. The community was named for L. A. Goodman, a businessperson in the local orchards industry. The city is located along Missouri Route C just east of U.S. Route 71. It is approximately eight miles south of Neosho in Newton County and eight miles north of Anderson. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km²), all land. The town is named after Jerry Capehart, a songwriter and entertainment producer and music manager, who was born in the town in 1881. He died in 2011 and is survived by his wife and three children. The current mayor of the city is Mark Schmitz, a former mayor of Anderson, Missouri who was also the mayor of Goodman in the 1920s and 1930s. The mayor is the son of the former mayor and the grandson of the late John Schmitzer, who served as president of the University of Missouri in the 1930s and 1940s. He is a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives and served as a member of Congress from 1968 to 1974. The U.N. World Economic Forum has named Goodman as one of the most livable places in the world, with a population of 1,000 or more people per square mile (500 to 1,300 km²) The city has an estimated population of 2,000 people.


A post office called Goodman has been in operation since 1897. The community was named for L. A. Goodman, a businessperson in the local orchards industry. The post office is no longer in operation. The town of Goodman is located in the U.S. state of Nevada. It was named after Goodman, who worked in the area's orchard industry.


Goodman is located in northern McDonald County along Missouri Route C just east of U.S. Route 71. It is approximately eight miles south of Neosho in Newton County and eight miles north of Anderson. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km²), all land. The city's population was 1,071 at the 2010 census. It has a population of 1,082. The town is located on Missouri Route 71, which runs east and west through the center of McDonald County. It also runs through Newton County, which is just south of the town of Newton. It was founded in the early 1900s as a settlement of farmers who moved to the area after the Civil War. The area was known as "Goodman" until the mid-20th century when the name was adopted by the city's residents. It became known as Goodman in the 1930s. It's located on the Missouri River, which flows through McDonald County and into Newton County. Its population is about 1,000. It had a population in the 1950s and 1960s of about 2,000 people, all of whom lived in the city of Goodman. The population has declined since the 1970s and 1980s, when it reached 1,100 people. It now has a 2010 population of about 1.2,000, with the majority of its residents living in and around the city. It lies on Missouri State Route C, which goes through the town.


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,248 people, 450 households, and 308 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 88.0% White, 0.1% African American, 1.9% Native American, 3.6% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population. The median income for a household in the town was $26,349, and the medianincome for a family was $29,728. The per capita income for the town is $11,052. About 18.3% of residents were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 16.7% who were 65 or older. The city is located on the U.S. Geological Survey's Mid-Mississippi Coastline. The U.N. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 1,183 in 2010. The population of the town for the 2010 census was 1,249, including 454 households. The town's population for the 2000 census was 921. There were 504 housing units at an average density of 378.9 per square mile (146.3/km²) The city has a population of 454 people, including 319 families. The 2010 census reported that the city had a median age of 32.2 years, with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.8 percent from 18 to 24, 26.7 percent from 25 to 44, and 14.5% from 45 to 64.

Notable person

Jerry Capehart is a singer, songwriter, music producer and entertainment manager. He is best known for his hit song "I Can't Go for That" He is the son of the late Jerry Capehart, who died in a car crash in 1968. He was also the father of the singer-songwriter-producer-actor Bob Capehart. He has also worked as a director and producer for many other artists. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He also has a daughter and son-in-law who live in New Jersey and New York. The couple have a son and a daughter who are both in their early 20s and a son who is in his early 30s. They also have a daughter, who is also in her late 20s, who lives with her parents in North Carolina. They have two sons, who are also in their late 30s and 40s and have two children of their own. They live with their wife and children in a house they built in the town of Northumberland, New Jersey. The family has three children: a boy, a girl, and a boy who is now in his mid-20s. The father-of-three is also a musician-singer-songwriters-turned-entertainment-manager. The mother-and-daughter duo also has two sons who are in their mid-30s and one-year-old. They both live in the same house and have three children together.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri = 89. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 69. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Goodman = 4.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 60,442 individuals with a median age of 37.4 age the population grows by 0.68% in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 905.80 residents per square mile of area (349.77/km²). There are average 2.55 people per household in the 461 households with an average household income of $29,742 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.80% of the available work force and has dropped -1.08% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 30.04%. The number of physicians in Goodman per 100,000 population = 17.4.


The annual rainfall in Goodman = 42.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 13 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 83. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 213. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 31, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri which are owned by the occupant = 68.65%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $56,130 and home appreciation of -8.60%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.68 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,509 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 327 students for each Librarian and 439 students for each Counselor. 3.05% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 2.28% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.16% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Goodman's population in McDonald County, Missouri of 14,930 residents in 1900 has increased 4,05-fold to 60,442 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.78% female residents and 51.22% male residents live in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri.

    As of 2020 in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri are married and the remaining 40.35% are single population.

  • 28 minutes is the average time that residents in Goodman require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.71% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.62% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.59% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.78% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri, 68.65% are owner-occupied homes, another 22.82% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.53% are vacant.

  • The 35.18% of the population in Goodman, McDonald County, Missouri who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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