For population 25 years and over in Halfway:
For population 15 years and over in Halfway village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $400 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (29.4 miles , pop. 151,580).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (123.8 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (389.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Buffalo, MO (2.8 miles ), Bolivar, MO (3.1 miles ), Louisburg, MO (3.3 miles) , Pleasant Hope, MO (3.3 miles ), Morrisville, MO (3.8 miles ), Urbana, MO (4.0 miles ), Fair Grove, MO (4.1 miles ), Aldrich, MO (4.2 miles) .
Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 93.23 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 417
Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+2.3%).
Average climate in Halfway, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Halfway-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/29/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Halfway village center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 9/26/1959, a category F4 tornado 36.0 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Halfway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Halfway center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/2/1991 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Halfway center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Polk County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 45.8%
(46.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Halfway compared to Missouri state average:
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Religion statistics for Halfway (based on Polk County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.99%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
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Halfway government finances in 2004(per resident):
9.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,132 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,010 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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