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Population in 2012: 442 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 

Males: 217  (49.2%)
Females: 225  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  36.6 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 63735.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,419 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Bell City:

$36,419
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,580

Bell City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,895 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Bell City:

$43,895
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $45,605; Detached houses: $53,218; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $45,239; Mobile homes: $23,224

Median gross rent in 2012: $296.

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Bell City races chart
  • White alone - 423 (94.4%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 8 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Bell City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bell City: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (29.4%), German (17.5%), Irish (13.6%), English (6.1%), French (2.7%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1955

Elevation: 326 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 797 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Bell City:

  • High school or higher: 62.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bell City city:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bell City, Missouri as of July 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bell City to the number of sex offenders is 147 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $359 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $352 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (96.0 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (113.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (352.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Advance, MO (2.7 miles ), Vanduser, MO (2.8 miles ), Oran, MO (3.2 miles ), Bloomfield, MO (3.3 miles ), Morley, MO (3.4 miles ), Haywood City, MO (3.5 miles ), Delta, MO (3.6 miles ), Chaffee, MO (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $15,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.02 N, Longitude: 89.82 W

Area code: 573

Bell City household income distribution Bell City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-1.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Bell City-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Bell City city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/24/2002, a category F4 tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center injured 16 people and caused $45 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bell City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 18.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from Bell City center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 42.6 miles away from Bell City center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stoddard County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dave Basham - (1913-1991), businessman.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bell City:

  • ADVANCE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ADVANCE, MO)
  • BLOOMFIELD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, MO)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-BLOOMFIELD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Bell City, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bell City:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 26 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,475)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 38 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 59 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 64 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • John A Logan College (about 65 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Mineral Area College (about 70 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 71 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)

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Notable location: Bell City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: D & F Game Room (Arcades & Amusements; 25227 Walnut St).

 
Stoddard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bell City that have no violations reported:

  • BELL CITY (Address: PO BOX 206, Population served: 469, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.1%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.1%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bell City, MO

Bell City compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Bell City (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Advance: Bell City Branch (Drive-In) at 25021 Walnut, branch established on 1973/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $262.4 mil, Deposits: $217.2 mil, headquarters in Advance, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Miles Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bell City travel time to work - commute


Bell City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bell City city (based on Stoddard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.79%
Here38.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents49.2%12.1%8.7%6.6%6.6%
Congregations22.7%16.7%13.6%12.1%3.0%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.3%3.0%2.9%1.3%6.3%
Congregations4.5%4.5%1.5%1.5%19.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Stoddard County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Stoddard County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Stoddard County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Stoddard County:

28.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,276$15,3120$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,550$18,6000$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,594
Totals for Government 2$2,826$16,9561$1,594

Bell City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $33,000 ($74.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($72.40)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($54.30)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($52.04)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($47.51)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($6.79)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.26)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($11.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $57,000 ($128.96)

Bell City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $33,000 ($74.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($58.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($6.79)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($45.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($45.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $14,000 ($31.67)
    Public Utilities: $14,000 ($31.67)
    Property: $13,000 ($29.41)
    NEC: $9,000 ($20.36)

Bell City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $97,000 ($219.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $95,000 ($214.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($4.52)

Bell City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($76.92)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Butler County, MO  0.69% ($24,507 average AGI)
from Scott County, MO  0.60% ($22,063)
from Dunklin County, MO  0.48% ($28,804)


5.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Missouri average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Scott County, MO  0.64% ($26,731 average AGI)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.63% ($29,591)
to Butler County, MO  0.62% ($21,662)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bell City:

  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSIM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bell City:

  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM; GORDONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KDEX-FM (102.3 FM; DEXTER, MO; Owner: DEXTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMHM (104.1 FM; LUTESVILLE, MO; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKLR-FM (94.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KLUE (103.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • KGKS (93.9 FM; SCOTT CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KYRX (97.3 FM; MARBLE HILL, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)

TV broadcast stations around Bell City:

  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • K58FD (Channel 58; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K33EQ (Channel 33; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67HF (Channel 67; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Bell City fatal accident list:

Jan 23, 1988 00:14 AM, 91, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0UPT, Licensee ID: L00638615
    Grant Date: 02/13/2003, Expiration Date: 02/13/2013
    Registrant: Joseph F Scherer, Rt 1 Box 182, Bell City, MO 63735
  • Call Sign: KD0RUJ, Licensee ID: L01707257
    Grant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/01/2022, Certifier: Jessica M Steil
    Registrant: Jessica M Steil, 25032 Plum St, Bell City, MO 63735


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Bell City, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1281.7 years
William987.4 years
Mary881.0 years
George878.7 years
Charles773.7 years
Jesse477.3 years
Clyde476.0 years
Lee480.3 years
Roy472.8 years
Raymond477.0 years
Most common last names in Bell City, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pullen770.7 years
Mobbs677.2 years
Jennings674.7 years
Hess562.2 years
Spears576.8 years
Mason568.8 years
Fisher584.6 years
Scherer571.0 years
Green578.4 years
Garner585.7 years
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