The City of Fisk is located on State Highway 60 in Butler County. The Butler County FD protects the residents of this fourth-class city. City offices are housed at 508 Garfield Street, where the four-member city council meets. The Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission coordinates economic development for Fisk.
Mayor Doug Moseby reports that, according to the 2020 census, the city has a population of 312. Of those residents, 241 are over 18 years old, and 71 are younger than 18.
Median household income for the City of Fisk is $45,577. The unemployment rate of Butler County in 2020 was 6.4 percent, with an available workforce of 23,548. The average hourly wage for the county, as of 2020, was $18.98.
The city is the proud home of L&M Manufacturing, a metal specialty items company. Other major employers in the county are Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, with 1,200 employees; Briggs & Stratton Corporation, which employs 760 to manufacture internal combustion engines; Gates Rubber Company, whose 550 employees manufacture radiator hoses; Wal-Mart and 834 V.A. Medical Center employees.
Ozark Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, MO, provides electric power for Fisk, and AmerenUE, from St. Louis, is the city's natural gas provider. Local telephone and internet providers include AT&T, Black River, Boycom, Centurylink, Circle, Sparklight, and Windstream. The City of Fisk provides both sewer and water services for its residents. The city's ground well has a capacity of 50,000 gallons per day seeing peak consumption of 30,000 gallons per day. Fisk's sewage lagoon has an overall capacity of 91,000 gallons.
Residents of Fisk travel either to Poplar Bluff or Dexter for medical services. The nearest hospitals are The Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff or Dexter Memorial Hospital in Dexter. Both are approximately 14 miles from Fisk.
Fisk students stay in town for their education from elementary to high school. The nearest public community college, Three Rivers College, is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an approximant enrollment of 2,700. Poplar Bluff Area Technical Career Center is a popular choice for area youngsters. Southeast Missouri State University, a public four-year college located in Cape Girardeau, MO, is the nearest higher learning facility.
Residents of Fisk travel U.S. Highway 60 and State Highway 51. The nearest four-lane highway is only one-half mile away and it is only 45 miles to the nearest interstate: I-55. Amtrak service is available in nearby Poplar Bluff.
Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport, located eight miles away, is the nearest public airport. It has a 5,007-foot paved and lighted runway. Private aircraft storage and aviation fuel are available. The nearest commercial airport is Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in Cape Girardeau, MO, 70 miles away.
First Missouri State Bank is located in the city. In nearby communities, other financial institutions include Southern Bank, Commerce Bank, Sterling Bank, and First Midwest Bank. Residents receive one daily newspaper.. The Fisk Nutrition Center, Civic Center, and the City Park are also enjoyed by young and old.
Lake Wappapello is the nearest public access lake and Black River the nearest public access river. Visitors can camp, fish, hike, boat, swim and water ski. Average temperatures for the area range from 26 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 91 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The average annual precipitation is 42 inches.
The city is represented in the State House of Representatives by 152nd District Rep. Hardy Billington (R) and in the state senate by Sen. Jason Bean (R) of the 25th District. U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Fisk in the Eighth Congressional District.