Downing, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 327 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.4%
 
Males: 155  (47.5%)
Females: 172  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 63536.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,414 (it was $18,864 in 2000)
Downing:

$26,414
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,392 (it was $12,626 in 2000)

Downing city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $29,557 (it was $25,700 in 2000)
Downing:

$29,557
MO:

$133,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $289.

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  • Races in Downing, MO (2010)

    Downing races chart
    • 32697.3%White alone
    • 61.8%Two or more races
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Downing: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.3%), German (16.7%), Irish (15.0%), English (9.0%), French (6.9%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1896

Elevation: 873 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 492 people per square mile   (low).

Downing, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Downing:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downing city:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.4%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Downing, Missouri as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Downing to the number of sex offenders is 330 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $873 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $467 (2.3%)

Downing satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (92.0 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (151.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (261.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lancaster, MO (3.0 miles ), Memphis, MO (3.3 miles ), Glenwood, MO (3.3 miles ), Queen City, MO (3.4 miles ), Greentop, MO (3.8 miles ), Pulaski, IA (3.9 miles ), Milton, IA (4.1 miles ), Livonia, MO (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 40.49 N, Longitude: 92.37 W

Area code: 660

Downing household income distribution Downing home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +52 (+15.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Downing, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Downing-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Downing city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/20/1973, a category F4 tornado 35.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Downing-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 82% 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 277.6 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 265.1 miles away from Downing 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 275.7 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 300.5 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 304.3 miles away from Downing center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 278.5 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 Schuyler County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Downing topographic map

Birthplace of: Samuel W. Arnold - Politician, Oke Smith - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Downing:

  • SCOTLAND COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MEMPHIS, MO)
  • SCOTLAND COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MEMPHIS, MO)
  • DAVIS CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downing:

  • Truman State University (about 24 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 39 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 67 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 75 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Western Illinois University (about 89 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • University of Iowa (about 93 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Drake University (about 103 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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Notable locations in Downing: Downing Community Fire Association Main Station (A), Downing Community Fire Association Storage Facility (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Downing City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Schuyler 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 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.19
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.57
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • DOWNING (Population served: 335, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.5%
(29.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.3%
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

Downing compared to Missouri state average:

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

Banks with branches in Downing (2011 data):

  • Bank of Kirksville: Bank Of Downing, A Division Of Bank Of Kirksville at Hwy 136 East, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $507.8 mil, Deposits: $420.8 mil, headquarters in Kirksville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Rockhold Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Missouri average:

11.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Downing city (based on Schuyler County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,86913
Mainline Protestant2484
Other1-
None2,313-
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: 5
Schuyler County:

12.23 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Schuyler County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuyler County:

29.6%
Missouri:

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

15.8%
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 6$829$1,6580$0
Police - Other 1$200$2,4000$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,789$21,4680$0
Sewerage 2$825$4,9500$0
Water Supply 3$2,614$10,4560$0
Other and Unallocable 1$60$7200$0
Totals for Government 14$6,317$5,4150$0

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
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 Adair County, MO  1.22% ($29,294 average AGI)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Adair County, MO  1.83% ($19,038 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Downing:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPSN (1590 AM; 3 kW; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • KIRX (1450 AM; 1 kW; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX,INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Downing:

  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KMEM-FM (100.5 FM; MEMPHIS, MO; Owner: BOYER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHGN (90.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: CARE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTUF (93.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KLTE (107.9 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KOJY (106.9 FM; BLOOMFIELD, IA; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201DY (91.5 FM; MEMPHIS, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Downing:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K34CW (Channel 34; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Downing fatal accident list:

Feb 18, 2000 11:09 PM, Us-136, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Downing)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • DOWNING, Smoot Street (Lat: 40.486639 Lon: -92.357028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 102 m, Overall height: 105.1 m, Call Sign: WQJQ546
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2010, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Downing South, Lat: 40.477139 Lon: -92.365528, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:
  • Downing South, Lat: 40.477139 Lon: -92.365528, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:
  • Downing South, Lat: 40.477139 Lon: -92.365528, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:
  • Downing South, Lat: 40.477139 Lon: -92.365528, Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQKV704
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 09/29/2019, Certifier: Chris Martin
    Registrant: Glenmartin, 2101 West Brodway Suite 103, Pmb 241, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: (660) 882-2734, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0VLK
    Grant Date: 02/06/1997, Expiration Date: 02/28/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/29/2008
    Registrant: Schuyler County Repeater Assn, Rt 1 Box 142, Downing, MO 63536
  • Call Sign: N0RWW, Licensee ID: L00433361
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 05/14/2022, Certifier: Paul E Doi
    Registrant: Paul E Doi, Downing, MO 63536
  • Call Sign: N0VHE, Licensee ID: L00289203
    Grant Date: 11/26/2012, Expiration Date: 01/26/2023, Certifier: George H Mullins
    Registrant: George H Mullins, Rr 1 Box 5a12, Downing, MO 63536
  • Call Sign: N0VWU, Licensee ID: L00289205
    Grant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 03/09/2023, Certifier: Mildred L Mullins
    Registrant: Mildred L Mullins, Rr 1 Box 5 A12, Downing, MO 63536-9703
  • Call Sign: W0CBL, Licensee ID: L00433361
    Grant Date: 01/24/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Certifier: Paul E Doi
    Registrant: Northeast Missouri Amateur Radio Club, Downing, MO 63536

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1986M , Serial Number: 18264515, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Harold D Middleton, Rr 2 Box 123, Downing, MO 63536

Most common first names in Downing, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James980.9 years
John881.5 years
Mary878.9 years
Robert778.7 years
William678.9 years
Charles580.1 years
Paul574.4 years
Ruby588.2 years
Nellie585.0 years
Bertha592.6 years
Most common last names in Downing, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson1783.7 years
Lewis984.7 years
Miller776.8 years
Cook789.4 years
Poe773.3 years
Ruth786.4 years
Fogle575.2 years
Anderson578.0 years
Ketchum581.0 years
Redding576.4 years
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