Knox City, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 211 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 115  (55.0%)
Females: 96  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years

Zip codes: 63446.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $27,267 (it was $18,417 in 2000)
Knox City:

$27,267
MO:

$50,238

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,550 (it was $10,696 in 2000)

Knox City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $32,678 (it was $18,900 in 2000)
Knox City:

$32,678
MO:

$147,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $63,531; Detached houses: $47,351; Mobile homes: $119,705

Median gross rent in 2015: $321.

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  • Races in Knox City, MO (2010)

    Knox City races chart
    • 21298.1%White alone
    • 41.9%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Knox City: 74.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), American (37.0%), Irish (6.7%), English (5.0%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1959

Elevation: 765 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,005 people per square mile   (low).

Knox City, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Knox City:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knox City city:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 20.4%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Knox City, Missouri as of November 21, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Knox City to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $620 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $576 (1.9%)

Knox City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (84.5 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (141.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (254.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: La Belle, MO (2.3 miles ), Edina, MO (3.0 miles ), Newark, MO (3.3 miles) , Lewistown, MO (3.4 miles ), Baring, MO (3.5 miles) , Rutledge, MO (3.5 miles) , Plevna, MO (3.5 miles) , Novelty, MO (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 40.14 N, Longitude: 92.01 W

Area code: 660

Knox City household income distribution Knox City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-14.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)

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

Average climate in Knox City, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Knox City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Knox City city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/20/1973, a category F4 tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Knox City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 82% 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 249.9 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 238.5 miles away from Knox 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 245.5 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 271.8 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 274.6 miles away from Knox City 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 250.9 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 Knox County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 10, 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).
Knox City topographic map

Birthplace of: Laverne Parrish - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Knox City: Laverne Parrish.

Hospitals and medical centers near Knox City:

  • LA BELLE MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LA BELLE, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knox City:

  • Truman State University (about 31 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 56 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 64 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 66 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Western Illinois University (about 74 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Columbia College (about 84 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 85 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)

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Knox 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 2015: 21.8%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.0%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.4
Missouri average:

11.1

Knox City travel time to work - commute Knox City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Knox City city (based on Knox County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,41313
Mainline Protestant5086
Catholic4502
None1,760-
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: 1
Knox County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Knox County:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

9.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

29.4%
Missouri:

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

13.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.7%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Knox City:

46.1%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Knox City:

29.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.2%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

21.9%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.9%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Knox City:

47.2%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.9%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Knox City, 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$204
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,631
Sewerage 0$0 1$618
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,453

Knox City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($14.22)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($66.35)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($33.18)

Knox City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($18.96)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($52.13)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($104.27)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($23.70)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.74)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $55,000 ($260.66)

6.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
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 Lewis County, MO  1.53% ($26,522 average AGI)
from Adair County, MO  1.07% ($18,000)
from Scotland County, MO  0.73% ($27,909)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Adair County, MO  1.47% ($22,500 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knox City:

  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WPSN (1590 AM; 3 kW; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knox City:

  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KTUF (93.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KHGN (90.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: CARE BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Knox City:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N9FBP, Licensee ID: L01507322, Grant Date: 07/22/2009, Expiration Date: 08/05/2019, Registrant: Mr. Robert J Adair, 108 West Thomas, Knox City, MO 63446

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Knox City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Knox City, MO
Most common first names in Knox City, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert972.3 years
James867.4 years
Charles777.3 years
John782.7 years
Howard671.2 years
Mabel584.4 years
Dorothy481.0 years
George468.7 years
Mary482.7 years
Nellie484.0 years
Most common last names in Knox City, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Edwards1283.2 years
Parrish1281.7 years
Goodwin1177.3 years
Anderson1077.3 years
Miller1082.5 years
Walker978.3 years
Baker783.3 years
Layman780.3 years
Myers683.8 years
Ewalt685.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (14%)

Knox City compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age 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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