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Welcome to Hannibal ...

The city of Hannibal is primarily located in Marion County<1>. A portion of Hannibal extends into Ralls County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hannibal, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hannibal has a population of 17,350 people<2> (see below for details).

Hannibal is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hannibal lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Hannibal: (573)

The ZIP code for Hannibal: 63401<4>

Websites for Hannibal ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hannibal had an population of 17,350 people. This is a decrease of 3.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hannibal had a population of 17,916 people (or 62.25% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Hannibal the county's most populous community.

The population of Hannibal represents 0.3% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,916 people, the population of Hannibal has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,757 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hannibal.

Communities Also Named Hannibal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Hannibal - they are located in New York, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hannibal.

Communities near Hannibal ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hannibal.

  • Quincy
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Palmyra
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Monroe City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Barry
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • New London
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Payson
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Center
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Liberty
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Adams County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty <5>
  • Hull
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull is located in Pike County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 421 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hull
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull <5>
  • New Canton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Canton
    • New Canton is located in Pike County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on New Canton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hannibal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hannibal.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hannibal. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hannibal.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hannibal. Our list includes 62 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hannibal.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hannibal ...

Looking for more information about Hannibal? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hannibal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hannibal.

Adding Hannibal to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hannibal in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hannibal was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Hannibal in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hannibal.

The official website for Hannibal:

The official website for State of Missouri:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hannibal.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hannibal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hannibal). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hannibal or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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