Kelso, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 593 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 263  (44.4%)
Females: 330  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  30.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip codes: 63758.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,187 (it was $45,294 in 2000)
Kelso:

$54,187
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,127 (it was $19,099 in 2000)

Kelso village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $186,569 (it was $93,300 in 2000)
Kelso:

$186,569
MO:

$151,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $204,589; Detached houses: $203,201

Median gross rent in 2016: $711.

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  • Races in Kelso, MO (2010)

    Kelso races chart
    • 57898.6%White alone
    • 30.5%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kelso: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.5%), American (17.0%), Irish (5.0%), European (3.5%), English (3.1%), Norwegian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,860 people per square mile   (low).

Kelso, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Kelso:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kelso village:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

25 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This village:

4.3%
Missouri:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,017 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,005 (0.5%)

Kelso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (106.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (336.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Scott City, MO (1.5 miles ), Thebes, IL (2.3 miles ), Chaffee, MO (2.5 miles ), Commerce, MO (2.5 miles) , Benton, MO (2.6 miles ), Lambert, MO (2.6 miles) , Dutchtown, MO (2.7 miles) , East Cape Girardeau, IL (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $279,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $205,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.20 N, Longitude: 89.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 573

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

4.9%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Kelso, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kelso-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Kelso village center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 tornado 29.2 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kelso-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 2.2 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) earthquake occurred 125.8 miles away from Kelso 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 46.2 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 111.5 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 116.1 miles away from Kelso center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.8 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 Scott County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kelso topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kelso:

  • NORTH SCOTT MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CHAFFEE, MO)
  • CHAFFEE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHAFFEE, MO)
  • LUTHERAN HOME/HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • LUTHERAN HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - CAPE GIRARDEAU (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kelso:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 9 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,678)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 41 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 46 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 57 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Mineral Area College (about 69 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 71 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)

Private elementary/middle school in Kelso:

  • ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL (Students: 182, Location: 231 S MESSMER, Grades: PK-8)

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Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.6%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 93.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  73.7%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  1.8%
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:

11.9
Missouri average:

10.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kelso village (based on Scott County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,01764
Catholic6,5317
Mainline Protestant2,52214
Other8914
Black Protestant3543
None15,876-
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: 13
Scott County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Scott County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Scott County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

8.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

31.5%
Missouri:

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

13.5%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kelso:

45.8%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Kelso:

30.1
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kelso:

22.5%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kelso:

21.3%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.9%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

53.0%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Kelso:

76.6%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kelso, MO Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,525
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$2,086
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$636
Sewerage 0$0 1$667
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$312
Totals for Government 0$0 15$5,226

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

  • Construction - General: $16,000 ($26.98)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($1.69)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($200.67)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($40.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($35.41)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($33.73)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($18.55)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($13.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($40.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($74.20)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($35.41)
    All Other: $2,000 ($3.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($59.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($5.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($209.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($37.10)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $37,000 ($62.39)
    Property: $24,000 ($40.47)
    Public Utilities: $9,000 ($15.18)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.69)

Kelso government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $877,000 ($1478.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $829,000 ($1397.98)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($80.94)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $114,000 ($192.24)
    End of Fiscal Year: $104,000 ($175.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $32,000 ($53.96)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $588,000 ($991.57)

5.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
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 Cape Girardeau County, MO  1.56% ($25,103 average AGI)
from Mississippi County, MO  0.50% ($26,611)
from New Madrid County, MO  0.47% ($22,672)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Cape Girardeau County, MO  1.87% ($30,112 average AGI)
to Stoddard County, MO  0.58% ($23,181)
to Mississippi County, MO  0.47% ($20,691)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kelso:

  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • KGIR (1220 AM; 0 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kelso:

  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM; GORDONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KGKS (93.9 FM; SCOTT CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMHM (104.1 FM; LUTESVILLE, MO; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Kelso:

  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58FD (Channel 58; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K33EQ (Channel 33; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67HF (Channel 67; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Thomas McGovern, .75m Sw Of Cape Girardeay Regional Airport. (Lat: 37.214222 Lon: -89.576917), Type: 12.0, Structure height: 29201 m, Overall height: 12 m, Registrant: 4025441777, Uplicensing@up.Com, 1400 DOUGLAS ST. STOP 0640
  • Thomas McGovern, .75m Sw Of Cape Girardeay Regional Airport. (Lat: 37.214222 Lon: -89.576917), Type: 12.0, Structure height: 29201 m, Overall height: 12 m, Registrant: 4025441777, Uplicensing@up.Com, 1400 DOUGLAS ST. STOP 0640

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • MAGNIFLIGHT LLC, Po Box 217, Kelso, MO 63758
    Certificate: D005026 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 06/15/2015, Expiration Date: 06/14/2016

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: GREMMINGER GREG MAGNI M-16 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 216MG , Serial Number: 16-01-1774, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 04/17/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Magniflight LLC, Po Box 217, Kelso, MO 63758
  • Aircraft: GREMMINGER GREG MAGNI M-16 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 316MG , Serial Number: 16-06-3474, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Magniflight LLC, Po Box 217, Kelso, MO 63758

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Kelso, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary684.7 years
Henry479.3 years
John475.3 years
Raymond473.7 years
William488.2 years
Charles375.3 years
Bertha381.6 years
Joseph384.0 years
Paul371.7 years
Edna287.0 years
Most common last names in Kelso, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ressel886.6 years
Diebold776.7 years
Scherer776.0 years
Enderle681.7 years
Essner476.5 years
Moore483.7 years
Glastetter479.3 years
Keusenkothen479.3 years
Menz488.7 years
Welter481.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Kelso compared to Missouri 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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