Cosby, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.6%
 
Males: 64  (51.9%)
Females: 61  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

28.2 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip code: 64436

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,436 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Cosby:

$64,436
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,583 (it was $19,121 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,855 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Cosby:

$84,855
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $92,795; detached houses: $93,030

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,118.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cosby: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.6%
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  • Races in Cosby, MO (2019)
    • 19088.8%White alone
    • 125.6%Black alone
    • 94.2%Two or more races
    • 20.9%Asian alone



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cosby, Missouri as of May 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cosby is 202 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (50.8%), Irish (9.8%), Polish (5.7%), European (4.1%), American (3.3%), English (3.3%).

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).

Cosby, Missouri map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.9%
Missouri:

4.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Cosby village:

0.6% ($277)
Missouri:

1.0% ($851)

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

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

Cosby satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
Missouri:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+18.2%).
Most common industries in Cosby, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.7%)
  • Food (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (15.2%)
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Food (12.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Machinery (6.1%)
  • Paper (6.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Personal & laundry services (15.6%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.4%)
  • Drugs, sundries, chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Health & personal care, except drug, stores (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Cosby, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.1%)
  • Engineers (6.1%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (21.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (12.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.3%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)

Average climate in Cosby, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cosby, Missouri average temperatures Cosby, Missouri average precipitation Cosby, Missouri humidity Cosby, Missouri wind speed Cosby, Missouri snowfall Cosby, Missouri sunshine Cosby, Missouri clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Missouri state average. It is 429% 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 267.4 miles away from Cosby center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 320.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 239.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 320.0 miles away from Cosby 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 377.1 miles away from Cosby center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Andrew County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 17, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cosby topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Ivan Schottel - Football player and coach.

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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Cosby:

Marital status in Cosby, MO
  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

For population 25 years and over in Cosby:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.6
Missouri average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cosby, MO (based on Andrew County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
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.
State:

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:
Andrew County:

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Andrew County:

29.6%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.5%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cosby:

48.3%
Missouri:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cosby:

53.4%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

27.5%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
Missouri:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

49.7%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Cosby:

53.5%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Cosby:

82.5%
Missouri:

79.3%

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

7.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buchanan County, MO  4.18% ($37,807 average AGI)
to Platte County, MO  0.37% ($116,923)
to Clay County, MO  0.36% ($71,040)

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
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.2mTotal length
  • $3,213,000Total costs
  • 8,423Total average daily traffic
  • 1,097Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,249Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cosby, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cosby, MO

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.823917 Lon: -94.655028, Call Sign: WQUP765,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.840 MHz, 159.975 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2014, Expiration Date: 09/04/2024, Certifier: Michael Sweeney, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2021, 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, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2021, 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, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2021, 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, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2021, 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:

5
  • 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: 04/10/2018, Expiration Date: 06/16/2028, Certifier: Kenneth H Maag, Registrant: Kenneth H Maag, 782 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
  • Call Sign: KE0ZGH, Licensee ID: L02324637, Grant Date: 02/11/2020, Expiration Date: 02/11/2030, Certifier: Lucinda Beauford, Registrant: Lucinda Beauford, 224 Main St., Cosby, MO 64436

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cosby, MO
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 32.2%Other fuel
  • 11.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cosby, MO
  • 63.6%Electricity
  • 27.3%Other fuel
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Cosby compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Richard A. Schoen (1)
  • Jonathon Phillip Licklider (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2022.