Chula, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 84  (41.2%)
Females: 121  (58.8%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip code: 64635

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,582 (it was $30,208 in 2000)
Chula:

$35,582
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,351 (it was $11,920 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $66,260 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Chula:

$66,260
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $61,415; detached houses: $63,681; mobile homes: $28,166

Median gross rent in 2019: $548.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chula: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.8%

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  • Races in Chula, MO (2019)
    • 18693.5%White alone
    • 52.5%Hispanic
    • 42.0%Black alone
    • 21.0%Asian alone



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chula, Missouri as of February 01, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chula is 230 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (14.5%), English (7.3%), European (7.3%), Irish (7.3%), Italian (7.3%), German (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 748 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,234 people per square mile   (low).

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2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $821 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $397 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (73.0 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (82.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (330.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Laredo, MO (2.7 miles ),
Chillicothe, MO (3.1 miles ),
Wheeling, MO (3.2 miles ),
Trenton, MO (3.6 miles ),
Meadville, MO (3.6 miles ),
Utica, MO (3.8 miles ),
Galt, MO (3.9 miles ),
Linneus, MO (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.92 N, Longitude: 93.48 W

Area code: 660

Distribution of median household income in Chula, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chula, MO in 2019

Chula satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
Missouri:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in Chula, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Truck transportation (11.4%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Retail florists (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (22.7%)
  • Construction (20.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.1%)
  • Retail florists (9.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
Most common occupations in Chula, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.6%)
  • Construction laborers (11.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.4%)
  • Cashiers (11.4%)
  • Art and design workers (9.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (9.1%)
  • Carpenters (6.8%)

Average climate in Chula, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chula-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Chula city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 22.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chula-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 369% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 306.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 352.8 miles away from Chula 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) earthquake occurred 316.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 316.5 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 285.9 miles away from Chula 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 308.5 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 Livingston County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chula topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chula:

  • INDIAN HILLS NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, MO)
  • INDIAN HILLS-A STONEBRIDGE COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, MO)
  • MORNINGSIDE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, MO)
  • HEDRICK MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, MO)
  • GRAND RIVER HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, MO)
  • HEDRICK MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, MO)
  • LIVINGSTON MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chula:

  • Truman State University (about 51 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 65 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 71 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Grantham University (about 79 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 81 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Park University (about 82 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 82 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 9,952)

Public elementary/middle school in Chula:

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Points of interest:

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

Livingston 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 Chula and their reported violations in the past:

CHULA (Population served: 210, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.4%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Chula:

Marital status in Chula, MO
  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Chula:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Missouri average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chula, MO (based on Livingston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,82324
Mainline Protestant2,46912
Catholic1,0921
Other3933
Black Protestant1201
None4,298-
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: 4
Livingston County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.9%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Livingston County:

9.3%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.2%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.3%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.6%
Missouri:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chula:

43.0%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Chula:

81.5%
Missouri:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chula, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$2,834
Water Supply 0$0 6$3,599
Totals for Government 0$0 7$6,433

Chula government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $8,000 ($39.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $60,000 ($292.68)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($165.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($141.46)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($117.07)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($48.78)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($48.78)
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000 ($39.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,000 ($356.10)

Chula government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Other: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $56,000 ($273.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($24.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,000 ($63.41)
    Highways: $8,000 ($39.02)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $54,000 ($263.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $33,000 ($160.98)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Property: $3,000 ($14.63)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Other License: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($4.88)

Chula government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($29.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($14.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($14.63)

Chula government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,000 ($258.54)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chula:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTTN (1600 AM; 1 kW; TRENTON, MO; Owner: LUEHRS BROADCASTING CO. INC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHI (1010 AM; 0 kW; CHILLICOTHE, MO; Owner: DANIEL D. LEATHERMAN)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chula:

  • KRNW (88.9 FM; CHILLICOTHE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KULH (105.9 FM; WHEELING, MO; Owner: RESOURCES MANAGEMENT UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KCHI-FM (98.5 FM; CHILLICOTHE, MO; Owner: DANIEL D. LEATHERMAN)
  • KTTN-FM (92.3 FM; TRENTON, MO; Owner: LUEHRS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGOZ (101.7 FM; GALLATIN, MO; Owner: PAR BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLTE (107.9 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZBK (96.9 FM; BROOKFIELD, MO; Owner: BEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMZU (100.7 FM; CARROLLTON, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KRLI (103.9 FM; MALTA BEND, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 61.2mTotal length
  • $1,314,000Total costs
  • 38,991Total average daily traffic
  • 9,427Total average daily truck traffic
  • 74,782Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chula, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 61990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chula, MO

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 10761 Argo Rd (Lat: 39.944722 Lon: -93.359167), Call Sign: WQMM474,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.877 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/2020, Expiration Date: 09/22/2030, Certifier: Jerry L Gibson, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:
  • Lat: 39.922222 Lon: -93.488333, Call Sign: WQRV588,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz, 151.850 MHz, Grant Date: 08/01/2013, Expiration Date: 08/01/2023, Certifier: Kati M Westcott, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 812 South 10th Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0NJB, Licensee ID: L01612147, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 01/11/2021, Certifier: Edwin M Labaw Jr, Registrant: Edwin M Labaw Jr, 1135 Leavell St, Chula, MO 64635

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chula, MO
  • 54.7%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chula, MO
  • 58.8%Utility gas
  • 17.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 11.8%No fuel used


Chula 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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