Cosby, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.6%
 
Males: 76  (61.6%)
Females: 49  (38.4%)
Median resident age:  38.1 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 64436

Estimated median household income in 2015: $51,361 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Cosby:

$51,361
MO:

$50,238

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $15,388 (it was $19,121 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $53,396 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Cosby:

$53,396
MO:

$147,800

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,010.

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    • 10.8%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cosby: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.8%), English (24.5%), American (17.3%), Irish (2.0%), African (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 938 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,334 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cosby:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cosby village:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.3%
Missouri:

3.9%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Cosby, Missouri as of September 20, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Cosby to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Cosby village:  0.6% ($277)
Missouri:  1.0% ($851)

Cosby satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (11.1 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (54.9 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (390.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clarksdale, MO (2.8 miles ), Country Club, MO (2.9 miles ), Union Star, MO (3.0 miles ), Savannah, MO (3.1 miles ), Easton, MO (3.2 miles ), St. Joseph, MO (3.3 miles ), Amazonia, MO (3.4 miles ), Stewartsville, MO (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 39.86 N, Longitude: 94.68 W

Area code: 816

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

3.7%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+18.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (26%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (52%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Average climate in Cosby, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cosby-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Cosby village center killed 3 people and injured 6 people and caused $300,000 in damages.

On 4/10/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the village center injured 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cosby-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 377.1 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 335.0 miles away from Cosby center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.3 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 348.8 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 370.5 miles away from Cosby center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 376.9 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 Andrew County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cosby topographic map

Birthplace of: Ivan Schottel - Football player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cosby:

  • CARRIAGE SQUARE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • HELP AT HOME, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • HEARTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • ABBEY WOODS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • SILVER LININGS HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • ST. JOSEPH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • ARBOR VIEW HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)

Amtrak station near Cosby:

  • 9 miles: ST. JOSEPH (4225 FREDERICK AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cosby:

  • Missouri Western State University (about 10 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,557)
  • Highland Community College (about 32 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 36 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Grantham University (about 43 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 47 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 52 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 56 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)

Public elementary/middle school in Cosby:

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Andrew County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.4. This is worse than average.

City:

92.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.49
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 28.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.2%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.6%
Whole state:  65.3%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Missouri average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Cosby village (based on Andrew County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,90712
Mainline Protestant2,22211
Catholic4761
Other111
None11,675-
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
Andrew County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Andrew County:

7.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Andrew County:

29.6%
Missouri:

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

17.5%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cosby:

46.6%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cosby:

53.1%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.2%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.7%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

47.4%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Cosby:

51.5%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Cosby:

82.4%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cosby, MO Residents
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 0$0 1$102
Totals for Government 0$0 1$102

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,000 ($24.00)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($16.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($24.00)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($40.00)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($24.00)
    NEC: $2,000 ($16.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($144.00)

7.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
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 Buchanan County, MO  4.43% ($34,591 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.34% ($39,435)
from Platte County, MO  0.21% ($43,214)


9.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
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 Buchanan County, MO  5.53% ($35,839 average AGI)
to Platte County, MO  0.31% ($36,238)
to DeKalb County, MO  0.22% ($32,267)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cosby:

  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KGNM (1270 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cosby:

  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • K220FX (91.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKWK (100.1 FM; CAMERON, MO; Owner: KAAN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cosby:

  • KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.823917 Lon: -94.655028, Call Sign: WQUP765
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.840 MHz, 159.975 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2014, Expiration Date: 09/04/2024, Certifier: Michael SweeneyRegistrant: Midwest Mobile Radio Service, Inc., 812 South 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501-3694, Phone: (816) 279-2065, Fax: (816) 233-8862, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HelenaS MO N, Lat: 39.885083 Lon: -94.656083, Type: Silo, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WQMR393
    Assigned Frequencies: 3666.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug MrRegistrant: Haug Communications, Inc., 12645 County Rd 447, St.Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: (816) 279-6535, Fax: (816) 279-0749, Email:
  • HelenaS MO E, Lat: 39.885083 Lon: -94.656083, Type: Silo, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WQMR393
    Assigned Frequencies: 3656.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug MrRegistrant: Haug Communications, Inc., 12645 County Rd 447, St.Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: (816) 279-6535, Fax: (816) 279-0749, Email:
  • HelenaS MO S, Lat: 39.885083 Lon: -94.656083, Type: Silo, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WQMR393
    Assigned Frequencies: 3666.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug MrRegistrant: Haug Communications, Inc., 12645 County Rd 447, St.Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: (816) 279-6535, Fax: (816) 279-0749, Email:
  • HelenaS MO W, Lat: 39.885083 Lon: -94.656083, Type: Silo, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WQMR393
    Assigned Frequencies: 3656.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug MrRegistrant: Haug Communications, Inc., 12645 County Rd 447, St.Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: (816) 279-6535, Fax: (816) 279-0749, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: WA0KDF, Grant Date: 04/05/1988, Expiration Date: 04/05/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2000, Registrant: Elmer W Heinz, Rr 1, Cosby, MO 64436
  • Call Sign: WB0VRB, Licensee ID: L00256083, Grant Date: 03/19/2008, Expiration Date: 06/16/2018, Certifier: Kenneth H Maag, Registrant: Kenneth H Maag, 224 Main St, Cosby, MO 64436
  • Call Sign: KC0UHA, Licensee ID: L01005566, Grant Date: 04/21/2015, Expiration Date: 04/18/2025, Certifier: James R Phillippe, Registrant: James R Phillippe, 17415 Hwy 169, Cosby, MO 64436
  • Call Sign: KE0IDE, Licensee ID: L02009852, Grant Date: 03/11/2016, Expiration Date: 03/11/2026, Certifier: Eric J Phillippe, Registrant: Eric J Phillippe, 18947 St Rt W, Cosby, MO 64436

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

ANDREW CO PWSD 2 (Population served: 3,460, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Cosby

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cosby, MO

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Other fuel (16%)
  • Wood (4%)

Cosby compared to Missouri 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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