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Population in 2012: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.6%
 

Males: 76  (46.9%)
Females: 86  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 65322

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,321 (it was $25,481 in 2000)
Blackwater:

$30,321
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,163

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,723 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Blackwater:

$50,723
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,870; Detached houses: $65,000; Mobile homes: $25,091

Median gross rent in 2012: $608.

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  • White alone - 153 (94.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blackwater: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (18.8%), United States (7.1%), Irish (6.5%), English (5.8%), Italian (2.6%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1946

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 497 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blackwater:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blackwater city:

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Blackwater, Missouri as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blackwater to the number of sex offenders is 54 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $518 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $338 (1.0%)

Blackwater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (35.4 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (84.3 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (342.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nelson, MO (1.6 miles ), Arrow Rock, MO (2.6 miles) , Pilot Grove, MO (2.9 miles ), Franklin, MO (3.6 miles) , Boonville, MO (3.7 miles ), New Franklin, MO (3.7 miles ), Marshall, MO (3.8 miles ), Windsor Place, MO (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.98 N, Longitude: 92.99 W

Area code: 660

Blackwater household income distribution Blackwater home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-10.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Financial managers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Blackwater-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Blackwater city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackwater-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from Blackwater center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 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 92.2 miles away from Blackwater center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cooper County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Blackwater:

  • KATY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PILOT GROVE, MO)
  • ASHLEY MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BOONVILLE, MO)
  • LAKEVIEW HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BOONVILLE, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Blackwater, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackwater:

  • State Fair Community College (about 25 miles; Sedalia, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • Columbia College (about 36 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 8,442)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 37 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 26,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 42 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 44 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Lincoln University (about 53 miles; Jefferson City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 79 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)

Public elementary/middle school in Blackwater:

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Notable location: Blackwater Rural Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Iron Horse Hotel (101 Main Street).

 
Cooper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blackwater and their reported violations in the past:

BLACKWATER (Population served: 290, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-11-2000 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 18 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
COOPER COUNTY PWSD #3 (Population served: 160, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-1997), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-1997), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-1997), St Public Notif issued (SEP-06-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2001)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.5%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.3%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blackwater, MO

Blackwater compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Blackwater (2011 data):

  • Alliant Bank: Blackwater Branch at 118 Main Street, branch established on 1895/10/17. Info updated 2010/08/31: Bank assets: $106.3 mil, Deposits: $91.9 mil, headquarters in Madison, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Nemo Bancshares, Inc
  • Citizens Community Bank: Blackwater Branch at 201 Main Street, branch established on 2001/06/22. Info updated 2011/12/01: Bank assets: $106.8 mil, Deposits: $97.3 mil, headquarters in Pilot Grove, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorp Ii, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blackwater travel time to work - commute


Blackwater mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Blackwater city (based on Cooper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.20%
Here57.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents30.7%27.6%11.0%10.0%5.9%
Congregations8.7%30.4%13.0%8.7%6.5%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.3%2.6%1.9%1.9%4.0%
Congregations4.3%6.5%2.2%6.5%13.0%
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: 3
Cooper County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cooper County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

8.54 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cooper County:

9.0%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cooper County:

30.2%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
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$816
Water Supply 0$0 1$204
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,020


7.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
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 Boone County, MO  1.59% ($35,263 average AGI)
from Howard County, MO  0.94% ($26,232)
from Pettis County, MO  0.40% ($21,583)


7.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
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 Boone County, MO  1.76% ($29,491 average AGI)
to Howard County, MO  1.00% ($22,733)
to Pettis County, MO  0.65% ($26,974)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackwater:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWRT (1370 AM; 1 kW; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMMO (1300 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KSIS (1050 AM; 1 kW; SEDALIA, MO)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWOS (950 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLIK (1240 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackwater:

  • KPOW-FM (97.7 FM; LA MONTE, MO; Owner: SEDALIA INVESTMENT GROUP LLC)
  • KMMO-FM (102.9 FM; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMVC (91.7 FM; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KOQL (106.1 FM; ASHLAND, MO; Owner: MID-MISSOURI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTXY (106.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KCMQ (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KMZU (100.7 FM; CARROLLTON, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KRES (104.7 FM; MOBERLY, MO; Owner: KWIX, INC)
  • KPLA (101.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: COLUMBIA FM, INC.)
  • KRLI (103.9 FM; MALTA BEND, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KCVK (107.7 FM; OTTERVILLE, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KCLR-FM (99.3 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KBXR (102.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: FT. SMITH FM, INC.)
  • KWRT-FM (93.1 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: BIG COUNTRY OF MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KSDL (92.1 FM; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Blackwater:

  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMIZ (Channel 17; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K32FH (Channel 32; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K43EU (Channel 43; ST LOUIS, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blackwater)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • BLACKWATER TOWER, Junction State Routes K And Dd, 8/10 Mile East Of (Lat: 38.988889 Lon: -92.981000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KYK521
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.160 MHz, 151.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/31/2004, Expiration Date: 03/28/2015
    Registrant: Mdc-It Section/Telecom, 230 Commerce Drive, Suite 201, Jefferson City, MO 65109, Phone: (573) 751-4115, Fax: (573) 751-4865, Email:
  • 2 Mi N Of Jct Hwy 40 & Hwy K (Lat: 39.052250 Lon: -92.936583), Call Sign: KNGG551, Licensee ID: L00073297
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/1998, Expiration Date: 04/19/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2003
    Registrant: Roth, Hershel:roth, Marilyn Dba Roth Farms, Rt 1, Blackwater, MO 65322
  • 689 Roth Lane (Lat: 39.155556 Lon: -93.002778), Type: Building, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQHM817
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.720 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/12/2007, Expiration Date: 09/12/2017, Certifier: Kevin D Roth
    Registrant: Advantage Comm., 1300 Nw Hwy 24 Rd, Topeka, KS 66608, Phone: (785) 233-1103, Fax: (785) 233-1445, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

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