Gerster, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 24 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.4%
Males: (33.3%)
Females: 16  (66.7%)
Median resident age:  60.5 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip code: 64776

Estimated median household income in 2016: $26,737 (it was $14,167 in 2000)
Gerster:

$26,737
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,930 (it was $5,289 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $20,801 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Gerster:

$20,801
MO:

$151,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $127,573; Detached houses: $143,801; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,806; Mobile homes: $87,566
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    • 2496.0%White alone
    • 14.0%Black alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gerster: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1966

Elevation: 804 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 305 people per square mile   (very low).

Gerster, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Gerster:

  • High school or higher: 50.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gerster town:

  • Never married: 5.5%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $513 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $253 (1.2%)

Gerster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (54.9 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (93.9 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (399.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Weaubleau, MO (2.2 miles ), Collins, MO (2.3 miles) , Vista, MO (2.3 miles) , Osceola, MO (3.0 miles ), Wheatland, MO (3.1 miles ), Humansville, MO (3.3 miles ), Flemington, MO (3.3 miles) , Roscoe, MO (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 37.96 N, Longitude: 93.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 417

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

6.2%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-12.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (67%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (67%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Gerster, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gerster-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/15/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Gerster town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1982, a category F3 tornado 9.4 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gerster-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.9 miles away from the city 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 228.2 miles away from Gerster 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 311.2 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 241.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.1 miles away from Gerster center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 207.1 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 St. Clair County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Gerster:

  • ST CLAIR COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; OSCEOLA, MO)
  • NORTHWOOD HILLS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUMANSVILLE, MO)
  • BIG SPRING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUMANSVILLE, MO)
  • TRUMAN LAKE MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LOWRY CITY, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gerster:

  • Southwest Baptist University (about 27 miles; Bolivar, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,783)
  • Drury University (about 54 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 54 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Evangel University (about 54 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • State Fair Community College (about 55 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 55 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 57 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 9,952)

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St. Clair 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: 4.8%
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  53.8%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
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:

7.3
Missouri average:

10.9

Gerster travel time to work - commute Gerster 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 Gerster town (based on St. Clair County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,69420
Mainline Protestant7689
Catholic801
None5,263-
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: 6
St. Clair County:

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
St. Clair County:

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

11.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Clair County:

28.8%
Missouri:

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

13.8%
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

6.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Henry County, MO  0.84% ($16,692 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.81% ($37,480)
from Cedar County, MO  0.39% ($20,750)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
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 Henry County, MO  1.48% ($25,022 average AGI)
to Polk County, MO  0.64% ($31,800)
to Greene County, MO  0.42% ($30,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gerster:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSGF (1260 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KYOO (1200 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BOLIVAR, MO; Owner: KYOO COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gerster:

  • KCVJ (92.3 FM; OSCEOLA, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KLRQ (96.1 FM; CLINTON, MO; Owner: B & F BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJEL (103.7 FM; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKJ (98.5 FM; WINDSOR, MO; Owner: D & H MEDIA, LLC)
  • KYOO-FM (99.1 FM; HALF WAY, MO; Owner: KYOO COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Gerster:

  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Wood (46%)

Gerster compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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