Fortescue, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 30 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -41.2%
Males: 16  (53.8%)
Females: 14  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 64437

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,133 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Fortescue:

$38,133
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,497 (it was $5,695 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $28,614 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Fortescue:

$28,614
MO:

$151,400
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fortescue: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (40.0%), German (20.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1918

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 397 people per square mile   (very low).

Fortescue, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Fortescue:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fortescue town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 50.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fortescue town:  1.3% ($199)
Missouri:  1.0% ($851)

Fortescue satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (32.6 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (78.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Big Lake, MO (1.5 miles) , Bigelow, MO (2.1 miles) , White Cloud, KS (2.3 miles ), Rulo, NE (2.4 miles ), Mound City, MO (2.7 miles ), Forest City, MO (2.9 miles ), Craig, MO (3.2 miles ), Oregon, MO (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 40.05 N, Longitude: 95.32 W

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

2.8%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+10.9%).

Average climate in Fortescue, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fortescue-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Fortescue town center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/5/1954, a category F4 tornado 34.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fortescue-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% 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 42.0 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 413.0 miles away from Fortescue 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 370.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 264.0 miles away from Fortescue 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 383.5 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 Holt County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fortescue:

  • TIFFANY HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOUND CITY, MO)
  • OREGON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OREGON, MO)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HIGHLAND, KS)
  • HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HIGHLAND, KS)
  • CAREAGE ESTATES OF FALLS CITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • KETTER MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • IN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fortescue:

  • Highland Community College (about 14 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 31 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 35 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Grantham University (about 66 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 69 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 72 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Washburn University (about 74 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)

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Holt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 38.5%
Average household size:
This town:  3.2 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  90.0%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
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:

6.3
Missouri average:

10.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fortescue town (based on Holt County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,87119
Mainline Protestant1,56813
Other1821
Catholic501
None1,241-
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: 2
Holt County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Holt County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Holt County:

30.6%
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

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Buchanan County, MO  1.33% ($25,538 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.71% ($20,357)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
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 Buchanan County, MO  1.26% ($26,280 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  1.16% ($28,957)
to Andrew County, MO  0.50% ($344,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fortescue:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE 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.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: C.R. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fortescue:

  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLZA (101.3 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: KNZA, INC)
  • KXCV (90.5 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Fortescue:

  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CTriggs, Lat: 40.051639 Lon: -95.317083, Type: Building, Structure height: 3.6 m, Call Sign: WQKK968
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Michael E GoinsRegistrant: Rock Port Cablevision, 107 Opp, Rock Port, MO 64482, Phone: (660) 744-5343, Fax: (660) 744-5332, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Wood (27%)

Fortescue compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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