Big Lake, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.5%
Males: 76  (51.6%)
Females: 72  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  57.5 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 64437

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,621 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$41,621
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,082 (it was $27,243 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,045 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$86,045
MO:

$133,200
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  • Races in Big Lake, MO (2010)

    Big Lake races chart
    • 15597.5%White alone
    • 21.3%Black alone
    • 21.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Big Lake: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.9%), English (16.2%), United States (15.4%), Irish (14.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1983

Elevation: 365 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 87 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Lake, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Big Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake village:

  • Never married: 4.9%
  • Now married: 89.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,294 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $686 (0.8%)

Big Lake satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 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
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.07 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Big Lake household income distribution Big Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-25.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (45%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Big Lake, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 101% 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 near Missouri state average. It is 76% 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 415.1 miles away from Big Lake center
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) earthquake occurred 373.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 261.8 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 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 385.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Lake topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • KETTER MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • IN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • FALLS CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HIGHLAND, KS)

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

  • Highland Community College (about 16 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 32 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 38 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Grantham University (about 68 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 71 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 74 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Washburn University (about 75 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)

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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 2013: 1.2%
(1.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Missouri average:

11.0

Big Lake travel time to work - commute Big Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,87119
Mainline Protestant1,56813
Other1821
Catholic501
None1,241-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Holt County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Holt County:

30.6%
Missouri:

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

16.1%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,325$27,9000$0
Totals for Government 1$2,325$27,9000$0

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($74.32)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($40.54)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($13.51)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($47.30)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.76)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($40.54)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($74.32)
    NEC: $2,000 ($13.51)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($13.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($250.00)

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buchanan County, MO  1.33% ($25,538 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.71% ($20,357)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buchanan County, MO  1.26% ($26,280 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  1.16% ($28,957)
to Andrew County, MO  0.50% ($344,300)

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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