Elmer, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 80 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.4%
 
Males: 47  (59.5%)
Females: 33  (40.5%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 63538

Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,519 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Elmer:

$36,519
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,530 (it was $9,834 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $23,482 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Elmer:

$23,482
MO:

$151,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $31,757; Detached houses: $40,366; Mobile homes: $11,013
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    • 7695.0%White alone
    • 22.5%Two or more races
    • 22.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elmer: 74.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (31.3%), German (12.5%), Irish (12.5%), European (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1960

Elevation: 737 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 328 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Elmer:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elmer city:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 79.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 3.4%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Elmer, Missouri as of December 10, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Elmer to the number of sex offenders is 28 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $694 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $209 (1.6%)

Elmer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (71.8 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (118.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (290.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South Gifford, MO (2.2 miles) , Ethel, MO (2.5 miles) , La Plata, MO (3.1 miles ), Atlanta, MO (3.1 miles ), Millard, MO (3.4 miles) , Callao, MO (3.7 miles ), New Cambria, MO (3.7 miles ), Winigan, MO (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 39.96 N, Longitude: 92.65 W

Area code: 660

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

4.5%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+7.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Information (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (36%)
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Elmer, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elmer-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the Elmer city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/12/1970, a category F4 tornado 16.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elmer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 81% 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 275.7 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 266.5 miles away from Elmer 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 256.1 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 280.4 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 295.1 miles away from Elmer 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 276.9 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 Macon County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elmer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elmer:

  • LA PLATA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LA PLATA, MO)
  • MISSOURI'S CHOICE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)
  • KIRKSVILLE MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)

Amtrak station near Elmer:

  • 11 miles: LA PLATA (HWY. 63 AT BNSF RAILROAD) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elmer:

  • Truman State University (about 17 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 39 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Columbia College (about 72 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 73 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 77 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • State Fair Community College (about 94 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 98 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

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Notable location: Elmer Rural Fire Association (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Macon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.9%
Whole state:  65.3%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.2
Missouri average:

10.9

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

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Religion statistics for Elmer city (based on Macon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,62537
Mainline Protestant1,82617
Other3242
Catholic1802
Black Protestant1231
None4,488-
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: 3
Macon County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Macon County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

11.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

29.1%
Missouri:

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

17.5%
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 6$94
Totals for Government 0$0 6$94

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $20,000 ($250.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($12.50)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($12.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($37.50)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($12.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($50.00)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($37.50)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($25.00)
    NEC: $1,000 ($12.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($375.00)

4.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 Randolph County, MO  0.54% ($28,344 average AGI)
from Adair County, MO  0.53% ($21,742)
from Boone County, MO  0.31% ($20,667)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Randolph County, MO  0.66% ($25,410 average AGI)
to Adair County, MO  0.59% ($17,771)
to Boone County, MO  0.55% ($29,879)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elmer:

  • WPSN (1590 AM; 3 kW; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRX (1450 AM; 1 kW; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX,INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KLTI (1560 AM; 1 kW; MACON, MO; Owner: CHIRILLO ELECTRONICS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elmer:

  • KLTE (107.9 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTUF (93.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KRES (104.7 FM; MOBERLY, MO; Owner: KWIX, INC)
  • KHGN (90.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: CARE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KZBK (96.9 FM; BROOKFIELD, MO; Owner: BEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIRK (99.9 FM; MACON, MO; Owner: KIRK, L.L.C.)
  • KKTR (89.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTRM (88.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Elmer:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K34CW (Channel 34; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elmer)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Hwy 3 3.86km S Of Hwy J (Lat: 39.908611 Lon: -92.612389), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPKU245
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.100 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2012, Expiration Date: 08/06/2022, Certifier: Sheriff Robert DawsonRegistrant: L & B Electronics, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Eldon, MO 65026, Phone: (573) 392-7554, Fax: (573) 392-1405, Email:
  • L6 MOBILES, Lat: 39.852278 Lon: -92.634500, Call Sign: KNHC241
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.560 MHzGrant Date: 04/01/2015, Expiration Date: 04/05/2025, Certifier: Robert C LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8962, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Elmer MW, Sr2 - 9.1mi S Of (Lat: 39.853083 Lon: -92.634056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQFZ851
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, 160.560 MHzGrant Date: 11/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/21/2016, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4568, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • ELMER HLCS HBD, Bnsf Ls7000 Mp326.4, Elmer Hlcs Hbd (Lat: 39.918806 Lon: -92.689306), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQIX686
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHzGrant Date: 06/12/2008, Expiration Date: 06/12/2018, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • ELMER, 23514 Fountain St (Lat: 39.960417 Lon: -92.597167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.1 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQJQ545
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Macon County WT, Lat: 39.901028 Lon: -92.614361, Type: Tank, Structure height: 34.5 m, Overall height: 35.5 m, Call Sign: WQKD385
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/2009, Expiration Date: 04/07/2019, Certifier: William A RohdeRegistrant: Mark Twain Communications Company, Highway 6 East, Hurdland, MO 63547, Phone: (660) 423-5211, Fax: (660) 423-5496, Email:
  • ELMER, Sr "hh" 7.6mi & Sr3 1.6mi S Fr (Lat: 39.852278 Lon: -92.634500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQPR912
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6695.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/07/2013, Expiration Date: 06/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2013, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Email:
  • Elmer, Sr "hh" 7.6mi & Sr3 1.6mi S Fr (Lat: 39.852278 Lon: -92.634500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KRH35
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6695.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/24/2011, Expiration Date: 07/31/2021Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA0KRS, Licensee ID: L00159686, Grant Date: 10/20/2005, Expiration Date: 10/24/2015, Registrant: Robert S Eaton, 20326 Emerald St, Elmer, MO 63538

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6144E , Serial Number: 46244, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Greg Gunnels, 17429 State Highway F, Elmer, MO 63538
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6887H , Serial Number: 20109, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Terry D Beautte, 16642 State Highway J, Elmer, MO 63538
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 90123 , Serial Number: 9184, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 16642 State Highway J, Elmer, MO 63538

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

  • ELMER (Population served: 155, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (15%)

Elmer compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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 significantly below state average.
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