Big Lake, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 145 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.2%
Males: 64  (44.4%)
Females: 81  (55.6%)
Median resident age:

62.2 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 64437

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,783 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$41,783
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,228 (it was $27,243 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,259 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$100,259
MO:

$156,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $130,449; detached houses: $149,302; mobile homes: $78,149
March 2019 cost of living index in Big Lake: 74.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.6%
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  • Races in Big Lake, MO (2010)
    • 15597.5%White alone
    • 21.3%Black alone
    • 21.3%American Indian alone
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Ancestries: American (20.9%), Irish (20.9%), English (18.6%), German (16.3%), Czech (7.0%), Italian (7.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1983

Elevation: 365 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 86 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Lake, Missouri map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.6%
Missouri:

2.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,347 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,352 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.07 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Distribution of median household income in Big Lake, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big Lake, MO in 2017

Big Lake satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $31,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Big Lake, MO residents
Average permit cost in Big Lake, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Missouri:

3.9%
Most common industries in Big Lake, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Rail transportation (5.5%)
  • Wood products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.9%)
  • Rail transportation (10.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (7.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.1%)
  • Truck transportation (7.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (33.3%)
  • Public administration (18.5%)
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.4%)
  • Wood products (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
Most common occupations in Big Lake, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.7%)
  • Religious workers (7.1%)
  • Art and design workers (7.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other healthcare support occupations (14.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.4%)
  • Child care workers (7.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.4%)

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 Big Lake 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 the city 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 Big Lake 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 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 385.7 miles away from Big Lake 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake:

Marital status in Big Lake, MO
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 94.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

For population 25 years and over in Big Lake:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Missouri average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
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
This county:

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

9.8%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.6%
Missouri:

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

16.1%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Big Lake:

45.1%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

36.4%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Big Lake:

29.4
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

36.4%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

39.9%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

46.2%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

70.0%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Lake, MO Residents
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 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $129,000 ($889.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($124.14)

Big Lake government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000 ($317.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($117.24)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($34.48)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($131.03)

Big Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,000 ($186.21)

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)

Big Lake fatal accident list:

Jul 7, 2007 12:15 AM, Us-159, Lat: 40.050881, Lon: -95.357200, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Lake, MO
  • 61.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 38.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Lake, MO
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Big Lake compared to Missouri 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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