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Population in 2012: 151 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.9%
Males: 78  (51.9%)
Females: 73  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  55.6 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 64437

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,902 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$62,902
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,973

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,375 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$84,375
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,744; Detached houses: $132,888; Mobile homes: $77,500

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  • White alone - 155 (97.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Lake: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Big Lake, Missouri on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Big Lake is mentioned 42 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: English (16.9%), German (15.6%), United States (15.0%), Irish (14.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1983

Elevation: 365 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 89 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Big Lake:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake village:

  • Never married: 6.3%
  • Now married: 81.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.6%
Missouri:  3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,100 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $645 (0.8%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,200
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $52,200
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $28,800
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 40.07 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-25.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)


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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Big Lake:

  • TIFFANY HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOUND CITY, MO)
  • OREGON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OREGON, MO)
  • CAREAGE ESTATES OF FALLS CITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Lake:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 32 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,793)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 38 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • Grantham University (about 68 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (about 72 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 74 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • Washburn University (about 75 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Kansas (about 78 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)

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Holt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This village:  1.9 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.5%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Big Lake compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Big Lake village (based on Holt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.74%
Here64.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents28.7%20.5%12.9%11.6%26.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%9.4%9.4%46.9%
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: 2
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Holt County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Holt County:

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.6%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Holt County:

16.1%
Missouri:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$900
Totals for Government 0$0 1$900

Big Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($72.85)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($39.74)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($13.25)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($46.36)

Big Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.62)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($39.74)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($72.85)
    NEC: $2,000 ($13.25)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($13.25)

Big Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($245.03)

6.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 Buchanan County, MO  1.64% ($24,406 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  1.03% ($21,600)


7.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
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 Buchanan County, MO  1.47% ($28,276 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  1.11% ($18,909)
to Andrew County, MO  1.01% ($44,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Lake:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: C.R. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Lake:

  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLZA (101.3 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: KNZA, INC)
  • KXCV (90.5 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Lake:

  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Becker, Lat: 40.061000 Lon: -95.351361, Type: Building, Structure height: 3.6 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E Goins
    Registrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:
  • Big Lake, Lat: 40.066444 Lon: -95.339306, Type: Tank, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E Goins
    Registrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:
  • Triggs, Lat: 40.083278 Lon: -95.359972, Type: Building, Structure height: 3.6 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E Goins
    Registrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:
  • Big Lake, Lat: 40.066444 Lon: -95.339306, Type: Tank, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E Goins
    Registrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:
  • Poland, Lat: 40.077917 Lon: -95.347500, Type: Building, Structure height: 3.6 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E Goins
    Registrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:
  • Hayworth, Lat: 40.058028 Lon: -95.344583, Type: Building, Structure height: 3.6 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E Goins
    Registrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:
  • Big Lake, Lat: 40.066444 Lon: -95.339306, Type: Tank, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E Goins
    Registrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:


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