Bunker, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 402 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.9%
 
Males: 218  (54.3%)
Females: 184  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 63629.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,607 (it was $19,659 in 2000)
Bunker:

$21,607
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,245 (it was $9,671 in 2000)

Bunker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,921 (it was $29,800 in 2000)
Bunker:

$34,921
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $63,939; Detached houses: $57,663; Mobile homes: $90,368

Median gross rent in 2012: $238.

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Bunker races chart
  • White alone - 400 (98.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Bunker detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bunker: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.7%), Irish (16.0%), English (8.4%), United States (4.1%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 1355 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 623 people per square mile   (low).

Bunker,MO real estate house value index trend

Bunker, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Bunker:

  • High school or higher: 62.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bunker city:

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Bunker, Missouri as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bunker to the number of sex offenders is 102 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $365 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $375 (0.8%)

Bunker satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (96.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Centerville, MO (3.7 miles) , Viburnum, MO (4.3 miles ), Ellington, MO (4.5 miles ), Salem, MO (4.7 miles ), Eminence, MO (4.8 miles ), Annapolis, MO (5.4 miles ), Summersville, MO (5.6 miles ), Winona, MO (5.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.46 N, Longitude: 91.21 W

Area code: 573

Bunker household income distribution Bunker home values distribution

Crime rates in Bunker by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 11100
per 100,000 2540.4233.10.00.0
Burglaries 3000
per 100,000 692.80.00.00.0
Thefts 0100
per 100,000 0.0233.10.00.0
Auto thefts 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 319.4) 579.358.20.00.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Missouri average:

2.35
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+9.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Information (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (67%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Woodworkers (22%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Extraction workers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

Work and jobs in Bunker: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bunker, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bunker-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Bunker city center killed 3 people and injured 52 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/24/1982, a category F4 tornado 28.9 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bunker-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.3 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 98.3 miles away from Bunker 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) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 135.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from Bunker center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.2 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 Reynolds County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bunker topographic map

Birthplace of: Mel Bay - Country guitarist, Loy Hanning - Baseball player.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bunker:

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 47 miles; Rolla, MO; Full-time enrollment: 6,486)
  • Mineral Area College (about 49 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 64 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Jefferson College (about 67 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,975)
  • East Central College (about 69 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis (about 91 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 3,651)
  • Webster University (about 92 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 12,406)

Public high school in Bunker:

Public elementary/middle school in Bunker:

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 0.166. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

0.015

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

BUNKER (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 51.8%
(51.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
12 people in other group homes in 2000

Bunker compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below 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 significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Bunker (2011 data):

  • Peoples Community State Bank: Bunker Branch at State Highway 72 And 4th Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/07: Bank assets: $126.9 mil, Deposits: $101.7 mil, headquarters in Doniphan, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Ripley County Bancshares, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bunker travel time to work - commute Bunker mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Wood (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bunker city (based on Reynolds County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.01%
Here: 43.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents78.8%8.2%4.2%3.8%5.0%
Congregations42.9%19.0%4.8%14.3%19.0%
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: 1
Reynolds County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Reynolds County:

9.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Reynolds County:

29.8%
Missouri:

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

15.4%
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$1,791$21,4920$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$2,257
Water Supply 1$1,588$19,0561$1,350
Other and Unallocable 2$3,378$20,2683$3,607
Totals for Government 4$6,757$20,2715$7,214

Bunker government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $75,000 ($186.57)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($97.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($67.16)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($59.70)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($12.44)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($2.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $65,000 ($161.69)

Bunker government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($72.14)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($52.24)
    All Other: $6,000 ($14.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($22.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($77.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($54.73)
    Highways: $11,000 ($27.36)
    All Other: $10,000 ($24.88)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $15,000 ($37.31)
    Property: $8,000 ($19.90)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($7.46)

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($19,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Missouri average:

6.69%

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


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,083 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 Butler County, MO  0.65% ($17,786 average AGI)
to St. Francois County, MO  0.61% ($135,846)
to Iron County, MO  0.47% ($42,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bunker:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KSMO (1340 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MO; Owner: KSMO ENTERPRISES)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KJPW (1390 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bunker:

  • KYLS-FM (95.9 FM; IRONTON, MO; Owner: DOCKINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTJJ (98.5 FM; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KPWB-FM (104.9 FM; PIEDMONT, MO; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KNSX (93.3 FM; STEELVILLE, MO; Owner: TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KBIY (91.3 FM; VAN BUREN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKID (92.9 FM; SALEM, MO; Owner: ULTRA-SONIC BROADCAST STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHZR (97.7 FM; POTOSI, MO; Owner: FOUR HIM ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • KAUL (106.7 FM; ELLINGTON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)

Bunker fatal accident list:

Sep 28, 2002 08:15 AM, Sr-72, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 26, 1989 06:30 PM, 72, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1986 06:50 PM, 72, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 22, 1984 00:30 AM, 72, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 10, 1983 06:15 PM, 72, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 15, 1978 09:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Thomas F Riley, 0.76 Miles Se Of The Intersection Of Sr 72 And Cr 537(Bearing 297.3 Degrees) (Lat: 37.529028 Lon: -91.305667), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 4056942100, Stormi.Sanchez@crossroads.Us, 5 N. MCCORMICK AVE.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 132 W 72 Hwy (Lat: 37.455417 Lon: -91.209583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WPZY597
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.390 MHz, 155.190 MHz, 154.280 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2004, Expiration Date: 04/09/2014, Certifier: Rexel D Conway
    Registrant: L & B Electronics, Eldon, MO 65026, Phone: (573) 392-7554, Fax: (573) 392-1405, Email:
  • BUNKER, 132 W Hwy Y (Lat: 37.455444 Lon: -91.210639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQIA323
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2007, Expiration Date: 12/06/2017, Certifier: Gary D Barton
    Registrant: Ewa 2012061502, 17750 Creamery Road, Suite B10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (703) 797-5146, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB0AMS
    Grant Date: 03/25/1997, Expiration Date: 03/25/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2009
    Registrant: Angus C Highley, Rr 2 Box 100, Bunker, MO 63629
  • Call Sign: KB0IYV, Licensee ID: L00345345
    Grant Date: 04/10/2001, Expiration Date: 04/30/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2013
    Registrant: Wayne D Parker, Rt 1 Box 219, Bunker, MO 63629
  • Call Sign: KB0JER
    Grant Date: 05/28/1991, Expiration Date: 05/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2003
    Registrant: Roy D Wisdom, Bunker, MO 63629
  • Call Sign: KB0KDZ
    Grant Date: 04/28/1992, Expiration Date: 04/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2004
    Registrant: Jack U Mead Jr, Rt 2 Box 143, Bunker, MO 63629
  • Call Sign: KB0UML, Licensee ID: L01336167
    Grant Date: 10/31/2007, Expiration Date: 10/31/2017
    Registrant: Roman N Haslag, Bunker, MO 63629
  • Call Sign: N0OUK, Previous Call Sign: KB0IYQ, Licensee ID: L00352009
    Grant Date: 04/28/2011, Expiration Date: 07/23/2021, Certifier: Todd A Mead
    Registrant: Todd A Mead, 5589 Cr 906, Bunker, MO 63629
  • Call Sign: KC0TLM, Licensee ID: L00943531
    Grant Date: 11/22/2004, Expiration Date: 11/22/2014, Certifier: Clara M Vinson
    Registrant: Clara M Vinson, 448 Co Rd 900, Bunker, MO 63629

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: COPELAND GLEN NOLAN RV-6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2504W , Serial Number: 22839, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/2003
    Registrant (Partnership): Marilyn K Copeland, 1990 County Road 856, Bunker, MO 63629, Other Owners: Ginger E Lackey

Most common first names in Bunker, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1374.8 years
James1275.5 years
William1175.6 years
Charles774.9 years
Mary772.3 years
Donald665.0 years
Edward672.5 years
Walter570.2 years
Pauline576.8 years
Roy571.6 years
Most common last names in Bunker, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parker1774.7 years
Wisdom1573.3 years
Barton1271.2 years
Strange969.5 years
Davis866.0 years
Bounds877.3 years
Thompson876.5 years
Quick879.3 years
Williams771.7 years
Gordon770.9 years
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