Delta, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 439 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 230  (52.6%)
Females: 209  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 63744.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,748 (it was $25,417 in 2000)
Delta:

$32,748
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,088 (it was $13,622 in 2000)

Delta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,349 (it was $47,200 in 2000)
Delta:

$61,349
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $77,912; Detached houses: $83,618; Mobile homes: $31,431

Median gross rent in 2013: $560.

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  • Races in Delta, MO (2010)

    Delta races chart
    • 41995.7%White alone
    • 173.9%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Hispanic

Races in Delta detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Delta: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.7%), Irish (13.4%), United States (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%), Dutch (4.8%), English (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1967

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 998 people per square mile   (low).

Delta,MO real estate house value index trend

Delta, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Delta:

  • High school or higher: 68.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Delta city:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 10.5%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Delta, Missouri as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Delta to the number of sex offenders is 147 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $477 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $709 (1.5%)

Delta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (102.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (339.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Allenville, MO (1.4 miles) , Whitewater, MO (2.1 miles) , Chaffee, MO (2.1 miles ), Dutchtown, MO (2.4 miles) , Gordonville, MO (3.0 miles ), Oran, MO (3.0 miles ), Kelso, MO (3.2 miles ), Advance, MO (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 37.20 N, Longitude: 89.74 W

Area code: 573

Delta household income distribution Delta home values distribution

Crime rates in Delta by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Thefts 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Auto thefts 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.8) 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Missouri average:

2.42
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +66 (+14.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Work and jobs in Delta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Delta, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Delta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the Delta city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/22/2006, a category F4 tornado 33.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delta-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 72% 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 11.4 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 44.1 miles away from Delta 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 133.3 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 112.8 miles away from the city 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 120.4 miles away from Delta center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.9 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 Cape Girardeau County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Delta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Delta:

  • CHAFFEE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHAFFEE, MO)
  • NORTH SCOTT MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; CHAFFEE, MO)
  • ADVANCE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ADVANCE, MO)
  • SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - CAPE GIRARDEAU (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • LUTHERAN HOME/HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • LUTHERAN HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delta:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 15 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,678)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 47 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 49 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • John A Logan College (about 53 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Mineral Area College (about 61 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 77 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)

Public high school in Delta:

Public elementary/middle school in Delta:

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

Cape Girardeau 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 Delta and their reported violations in the past:

DELTA (Population served: 636, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2009)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.6%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.9%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Delta compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Missouri average:

11.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Delta city (based on Cape Girardeau County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,39673
Catholic11,1624
Mainline Protestant9,17726
Other8888
Black Protestant5304
Orthodox271
None17,494-
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: 13
Cape Girardeau County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Cape Girardeau County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Cape Girardeau County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cape Girardeau County:

29.7%
Missouri:

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

16.1%
State:

13.5%
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 16$11,089
Solid Waste Management 0$0 7$9,446
Water Supply 0$0 7$4,123
Totals for Government 0$0 30$24,658

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
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 Scott County, MO  0.96% ($30,112 average AGI)
from Bollinger County, MO  0.33% ($28,696)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.31% ($31,909)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Missouri average:

6.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($127 average AGI)
Cape Girardeau County:

0.04%
Missouri average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Scott County, MO  0.80% ($25,103 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.40% ($29,584)
to Bollinger County, MO  0.26% ($24,931)

Strongest AM radio stations in Delta:

  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • 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.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • 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)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Delta:

  • KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM; GORDONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMHM (104.1 FM; LUTESVILLE, MO; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KGKS (93.9 FM; SCOTT CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • KYRX (97.3 FM; MARBLE HILL, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBDZ (93.1 FM; PERRYVILLE, MO; Owner: D/B/A DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDEX-FM (102.3 FM; DEXTER, MO; Owner: DEXTER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Delta:

  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58FD (Channel 58; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • K33EQ (Channel 33; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67HF (Channel 67; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Delta fatal accident list:

Nov 30, 1990 08:10 PM, Mckennly, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 10, 1989 05:20 PM, 25, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Delta Fire Dept 211 E State St (Lat: 37.194500 Lon: -89.736750), Call Sign: WNAA242
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 155.730 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2005, Expiration Date: 05/02/2015
    Registrant: Delta Fire Protection District, 211 East State Street, Delta, MO 63744, Phone: (573) 794-2400, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC0WJC, Licensee ID: L01137106
    Grant Date: 04/05/2006, Expiration Date: 04/05/2016, Certifier: Jeffrey A Lawson
    Registrant: Jeffrey A Lawson, 116 Red Fern St, Delta, MO 63744
  • Call Sign: KD0NAX, Licensee ID: L01604153
    Grant Date: 11/22/2010, Expiration Date: 11/22/2020, Certifier: James C Dunn
    Registrant: James C Dunn, Delta, MO 63744
  • Call Sign: KD0NAZ, Licensee ID: L01604155
    Grant Date: 11/22/2010, Expiration Date: 11/22/2020, Certifier: Pamela K Dunn
    Registrant: Pamela K Dunn, Delta, MO 63744

Delta on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
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