For population 25 years and over in Big Lake:
For population 15 years and over in Big Lake village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,173 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (34.9 miles , pop. 73,990).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (81.0 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (418.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Fortescue, MO (1.5 miles) , Bigelow, MO (2.0 miles) , Rulo, NE (2.1 miles ), White Cloud, KS (2.7 miles ), Mound City, MO (2.8 miles ), Craig, MO (2.9 miles ), Preston, NE (3.0 miles) , Forest City, MO (3.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.07 N, Longitude: 95.35 W
Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-25.3%).
Average climate in Big Lake, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Big Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 198% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/29/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Big Lake village center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/5/1954, a category F4 tornado 33.0 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Big Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from Big Lake center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Holt County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Big Lake:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Lake:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 6.0%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Big Lake compared to Missouri state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Big Lake (based on Holt County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.74%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Big Lake government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,886 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,464 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Big Lake:
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TV broadcast stations around Big Lake:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:7