Cobalt, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 230 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.7%
 
Males: 98  (42.8%)
Females: 132  (57.2%)
Median resident age:  46.9 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 63645

Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,215 (it was $20,962 in 2000)
Cobalt:

$30,215
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $36,028 (it was $9,361 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $50,181 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Cobalt:

$50,181
MO:

$151,400

Median gross rent in 2016: $622.

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  • Races in Cobalt, MO (2010)

    Cobalt races chart
    • 22197.8%White alone
    • 41.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cobalt: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (25.2%), German (5.5%), Irish (5.5%), French (4.7%), Scandinavian (3.1%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1952

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,583 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cobalt:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cobalt village:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 27.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 15.7%
  • Divorced: 24.8%

23 residents are foreign born

This village:

6.9%
Missouri:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $833 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $412 (0.9%)

Cobalt satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (74.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (327.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fredericktown, MO (1.0 miles ), Junction City, MO (1.3 miles ), Cherokee Pass, MO (2.0 miles ), Mine La Motte, MO (2.2 miles ), Marquand, MO (3.2 miles ), Doe Run, MO (4.2 miles ), Farmington, MO (4.2 miles ), Arcadia, MO (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.55 N, Longitude: 90.29 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 573

Cobalt household income distribution Cobalt home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-19.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (39%)
  • Sales and related occupations (31%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (2%)

Average climate in Cobalt, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cobalt-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/22/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Cobalt village center killed 4 people and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/22/2006, a category F4 tornado 26.8 miles away from the village center injured 5 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cobalt-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 49.0 miles away from the city 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 145.2 miles away from Cobalt 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 72.6 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 132.0 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 157.7 miles away from Cobalt 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 140.5 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 Madison County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Cobalt:

  • MADISON MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; FREDERICKTOWN, MO)
  • MADISON MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FREDERICKTOWN, MO)
  • CLARU DEVILLE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FREDERICKTOWN, MO)
  • CLARU DEVILLE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FREDERICKTOWN, MO)
  • RAI CARE CENTER ARMORY ST (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; FREDERICKTOWN, MO)
  • SAFE HARBOR HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; FREDERICKTOWN, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cobalt:

  • Mineral Area College (about 24 miles; Park Hills, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 45 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Jefferson College (about 52 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,975)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 54 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 60 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 68 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 71 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

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Madison 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 2003 was 79.7. This is about average.

City:

79.7
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 6.70. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.70
U.S.:

1.91

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.320. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.320
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 27.8%
(33.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.6%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.6%
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:

7.8
Missouri average:

10.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cobalt village (based on Madison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,20534
Mainline Protestant8797
Catholic4361
Other1902
None6,516-
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
Madison County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Madison County:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

30.1%
Missouri:

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

21.2%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
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 5$150
Totals for Government 0$0 5$150

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
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. Francois County, MO  2.20% ($22,656 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.37% ($30,733)
from Bollinger County, MO  0.29% ($20,833)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
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. Francois County, MO  2.20% ($23,267 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, MO  0.46% ($24,789)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.34% ($30,071)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cobalt:

  • KYLS (1450 AM; 1 kW; FREDERICKTOWN, MO; Owner: DOCKINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KREI (800 AM; 1 kW; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cobalt:

  • KTJJ (98.5 FM; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KYLS-FM (95.9 FM; IRONTON, MO; Owner: DOCKINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBDZ (93.1 FM; PERRYVILLE, MO; Owner: D/B/A DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYRX (97.3 FM; MARBLE HILL, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KDBB (104.3 FM; BONNE TERRE, MO; Owner: MKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGM (91.1 FM; PARK HILLS, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KPWB-FM (104.9 FM; PIEDMONT, MO; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KMHM (104.1 FM; LUTESVILLE, MO; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KHZR (97.7 FM; POTOSI, MO; Owner: FOUR HIM ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Cobalt:

  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 3,092Total average daily traffic
  • 340Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,328Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (6%)

Cobalt compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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