Chain of Rocks, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 96 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 
Males: 48  (51.0%)
Females: 48  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 63369

Estimated median household income in 2016: $85,212 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Chain of Rocks:

$85,212
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,382 (it was $18,848 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $178,742 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Chain of Rocks:

$178,742
MO:

$151,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $203,770; Detached houses: $202,387

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,114.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chain of Rocks: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), American (14.3%), Polish (9.5%), European (2.4%), Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 438 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 557 people per square mile   (low).

Chain of Rocks, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Chain of Rocks:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chain of Rocks village:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,487 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,663 (1.1%)

Chain of Rocks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Peters, MO (14.3 miles , pop. 51,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (36.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (260.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Old Monroe, MO (1.8 miles ), Fountain N' Lakes, MO (2.1 miles) , Flint Hill, MO (2.3 miles ), St. Paul, MO (2.4 miles ), Josephville, MO (2.4 miles ), Winfield, MO (2.6 miles ), Moscow Mills, MO (2.6 miles ), Wentzville, MO (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.91 N, Longitude: 90.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 636

Chain of Rocks household income distribution Chain of Rocks home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+49.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (52%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (52%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

Average climate in Chain of Rocks, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chain of Rocks-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Chain of Rocks village center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/10/1959, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the village center killed 21 people and injured 345 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chain of Rocks-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 160.7 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 157.2 miles away from Chain of Rocks 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 139.2 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 171.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from Chain of Rocks center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.4 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 Lincoln County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chain of Rocks topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chain of Rocks:

  • FMC - WENTZVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WENTZVILLE, MO)
  • COMMUNITY LOVING CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WENTZVILLE, MO)
  • LAKE ST LOUIS AT HOME (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • LAKE ST LOUIS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO)
  • SSM ST JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER - WENTZVILLE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WENTZVILLE, MO)
  • CROSSROADS REGIONAL HOSPITAL SNF (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WENTZVILLE, MO)
  • PARKLANE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WENTZVILLE, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chain of Rocks:

  • St Charles Community College (about 14 miles; Cottleville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,302)
  • Lindenwood University (about 19 miles; Saint Charles, MO; FT enrollment: 11,117)
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis (about 25 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 3,651)
  • Missouri Baptist University (about 27 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 31 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 33 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 33 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)

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Lincoln 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 104. This is worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.85
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.38. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.38
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.9 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  81.3%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Missouri average:

10.9

Chain of Rocks travel time to work - commute Chain of Rocks mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chain of Rocks village (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,70539
Catholic5,6705
Mainline Protestant3,62421
Other51
None36,562-
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: 7
Lincoln County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Lincoln County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

30.1%
Missouri:

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

15.0%
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

Chain of Rocks government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $10,000 ($104.17)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($20.83)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($10.42)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($10.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($41.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($83.33)

Chain of Rocks government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($218.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($20.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.42)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($20.83)

Chain of Rocks government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $70,000 ($729.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $70,000 ($729.17)

Chain of Rocks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $21,000 ($218.75)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($291.67)

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
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 St. Charles County, MO  2.74% ($36,983 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.83% ($36,373)
from Warren County, MO  0.51% ($34,010)


6.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 St. Charles County, MO  2.50% ($34,547 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.61% ($29,724)
to Warren County, MO  0.39% ($29,851)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chain of Rocks:

  • 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.)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KWRE (730 AM; 1 kW; WARRENTON, MO; Owner: KASPAR BROADCASTING CO. OF MISSOURI)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chain of Rocks:

  • KFTK (97.1 FM; FLORISSANT, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFAV (99.9 FM; WARRENTON, MO; Owner: KASPAR B/CASTING COMPANY OF MISSOURI)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFNS-FM (100.7 FM; TROY, MO; Owner: SIMULCAST, LLC)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSLQ-FM (104.5 FM; WASHINGTON, MO; Owner: Y2K, INC.)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCR-FM (94.1 FM; BOWLING GREEN, MO; Owner: FOUR HIM ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Chain of Rocks:

  • K63FW (Channel 63; JAMESTOWN, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • K59GP (Channel 59; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)

Chain of Rocks compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income above 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 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.
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