Living in Sedalia

Sedalia is centrally located in Missouri with easy access to anywhere in the state. Major highways 50 and 65 intersect in our city. We are 20 minutes east of Whiteman Air Force Base and an hour east of Kansas City. To the east on Highway 50, a short drive will take you to Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City. A quick 30-minute trip south on Highway 65 takes you to the tranquility of the Truman Lake area. Travel a bit further to Springfield, only 130 miles south of Sedalia. Head 20 miles north on Highway 65 to access Interstate 70 East and you’re on your way to St. Louis. Our convenient, yet rural, location makes Sedalia an ideal place for you and your family.

Whether you enjoy the serenity of the country or the bustle of the city, Sedalia has it all. Our city prides itself on being an excellent place to raise a family, and an ideal place for business growth and development. We boast an outstanding school system, a variety of quality housing, plenty of job opportunities, a safe community environment, and lots of recreation.

Sedalia’s typical Midwest climate spans all four of Mother Nature’s seasons. The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 88 degrees F, while January brings the coldest temperatures with an average of 31 degrees F. We average 38 inches of rain and 14 inches of snow annually.  Sedalia sits 904 feet above sea level.

Sedalia is the commercial hub of a nine-county area, serving more than 145,000 residents within a 45-mile radius.

Protect and Serve

City Government
Sedalia’s form of government is council-administrator. The City Council, comprised of the mayor and eight ward representatives, determines policy and laws for the city. The administrator oversees the daily operation of city government, with all municipal department heads reporting to the administrator. The City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 201 West 2nd, (660) 827-3000. Meetings are open to the public.

Pettis County Government
Sedalia is the county seat of Pettis County. Sedalia is governed by a county commission comprised of a presiding commissioner and two associate commissioners from the eastern and western districts of the county. These three establish the budget and policy for county government. The commission meets daily from 9 am to noon in the commission offices on the second floor of the Pettis County Courthouse, 415 South Ohio, (660) 826-4892. Meetings are open to the public.

Homes to Fit Your Lifestyle

Sedalia has a wide variety of homes to choose from, including rural farmland, family neighborhoods and rental property. Sedalia’s new and existing housing is more economical than that in the surrounding areas. The median cost of one-, two- and three-bedroom modern apartments are $600, $800 and $950. Town homes and duplexes in the two-, three- and four-bedroom range are $700, $950 and $1,200. The median cost of a home in Sedalia is $155,000.