Founded in 1866,  When Moberly had some explosive growth in 1873 which earned the city  the title, “The Magic City.” This is the  largest city in Randolph County. It also has quite the  legacy of railroading lasting to this very day. Moberly is the product of a railroad auction in 1866. Chariton and Randolph Railroad connected here in Moberly  at the North American Railroad Company . Then when the Wabash Railroad  Shops came in 1873 , Moberly sprang up from the beautiful prairie  around it overnight, and was then was dubbed “The Magic City.” For more information visit or

As of the census of 2010, there were 13,974 people, 4,960 households, and 3,019 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,143.5 inhabitants per square mile (441.5 /km2). There were 5,687 housing units at an average density of 465.4 per square mile (179.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.4% White  9.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian  0.3% from other races and 2.6% from two or more races.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
There were 4,960 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.8% male and 46.2% female.

the median income for a household in the city was $28,519, and the median income for a family was $37,488. Males had a median income of $27,152 versus $19,508 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,478. About 11.1% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line , including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

Moberly is served by a daily newspaper , the Moberly Monitor-Index

Moberly Population: 13,974