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Population in 2012: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.6%
 

Males: 66  (52.9%)
Females: 59  (47.1%)

Median resident age:  35.0 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 64436

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,763 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Cosby:

$44,763
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,645

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,478 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Cosby:

$56,478
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,380; Detached houses: $63,044; Mobile homes: $113,995

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  • White alone - 123 (99.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cosby: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.2%), Irish (17.6%), English (15.3%), United States (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Swiss (1.5%).

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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cosby:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 20.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cosby village:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 2.4%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Cosby, Missouri as of July 25, 2014.
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 with mortgages in 2012: $395 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $829 (1.4%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+18.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (22%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Cosby-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 192% 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.8 miles away from Cosby center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Andrew County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ivan Schottel - Football player and coach.


Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Cosby, 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: 4,088)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 36 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Grantham University (about 43 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (about 44 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 52 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 58 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 9,113)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 66 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.41
U.S.:

3.97
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cosby that have no violations reported:

  • ANDREW CO PWSD #2 (Address: PO BOX 210, Population served: 2700, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.9%

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

Cosby compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cosby travel time to work - commute


Cosby mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.84%
Here43.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents29.7%20.8%13.8%12.6%5.9%
Congregations16.7%10.0%20.0%6.7%6.7%
NameCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents5.2%4.4%3.4%1.4%2.7%
Congregations3.3%6.7%10.0%6.7%13.3%
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: 4
This 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.
Missouri:

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

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Missouri:

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

17.5%
Missouri:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 1$50

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)

10.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,681 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.40%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Buchanan County, MO  5.54% ($32,627 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.32% ($26,905)
from Holt County, MO  0.30% ($44,150)


9.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.07%
Missouri average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Buchanan County, MO  4.92% ($30,502 average AGI)
to Clay County, MO  0.37% ($33,333)
to DeKalb County, MO  0.32% ($32,095)

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)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total costs: $153,000
Total average daily traffic: 25
Total average daily truck traffic: 2
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 29


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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug Mr
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug Mr
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug Mr
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug Mr
    Registrant: 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:

3
  • 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: 04/18/2005, Expiration Date: 04/18/2015, Certifier: James R Phillippe
    Registrant: James R Phillippe, 17415 Hwy 169, Cosby, MO 64436

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 304E , Serial Number: E-3433
    Registrant (Corporation): Crane Aviation LLC, 16761 County Road 3082, Cosby, MO 64436


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Cosby


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