La Plata, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 1,357 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 630  (46.5%)
Females: 727  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 63549.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,873 (it was $29,583 in 2000)
La Plata:

$32,873
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,171 (it was $19,675 in 2000)

La Plata city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,753 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
La Plata:

$71,753
MO:

$133,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $493.

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  • Races in La Plata, MO (2010)

    La Plata races chart
    • 1,31396.1%White alone
    • 231.7%Two or more races
    • 181.3%Hispanic
    • 70.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in La Plata: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.8%), United States (20.7%), English (12.6%), Irish (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Swedish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 941 feet

Land area: 1.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,113 people per square mile   (low).

La Plata, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in La Plata:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Plata city:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 13.4%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in La Plata, Missouri as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in La Plata to the number of sex offenders is 340 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $842 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $762 (1.1%)

La Plata satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (74.9 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (128.1 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (281.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gibbs, MO (2.5 miles) , Millard, MO (2.5 miles) , Atlanta, MO (2.9 miles ), Elmer, MO (3.1 miles) , South Gifford, MO (3.2 miles) , Brashear, MO (3.2 miles ), Kirksville, MO (3.5 miles ), Hurdland, MO (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.02 N, Longitude: 92.49 W

Area code: 660

La Plata household income distribution La Plata home values distribution

Crime rates in La Plata by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.068.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 331301103101
per 100,000 199.2205.968.5207.20.069.569.90.0209.272.90.073.6
Burglaries 662511220025
per 100,000 398.4411.8137.0345.368.869.5139.9136.10.00.0145.8367.9
Thefts 31961680521152
per 100,000 199.21,304.0411.01,105.0550.60.0349.7136.169.772.9364.4147.2
Auto thefts 101000001000
per 100,000 66.40.068.50.00.00.00.00.069.70.00.00.0
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.7) 84.3127.247.1114.385.219.539.315.652.318.225.848.3

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Crime rate in La Plata detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Missouri average:

2.42
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+0.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in La Plata, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

La Plata-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the La Plata city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 20.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Plata-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 81% 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 269.6 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 259.8 miles away from La Plata 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 254.1 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 279.7 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 289.8 miles away from La Plata 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 270.8 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 Macon County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Plata topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in La Plata:

  • LA PLATA NURSING HOME (100 OLD STAGECOACH ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near La Plata:

  • MISSOURI'S CHOICE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)
  • KIRKSVILLE MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)
  • ADAIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT/ HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)
  • GRIM-SMITH HOSPITAL AND CLINIC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST MISSOURI (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)
  • TWIN PINES ADULT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)
  • NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; KIRKSVILLE, MO)

Airports located in La Plata:

Amtrak station:

LA PLATA (HWY. 63 AT BNSF RAILROAD) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Plata:

  • Truman State University (about 13 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 42 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 71 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Columbia College (about 75 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 76 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 89 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 101 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)

Public high school in La Plata:

Public elementary/middle school in La Plata:

See full list of schools located in La Plata

Library in La Plata:

  • LAPLATA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $41,554; Location: 103 EAST MOORE ST; 27,729 books; 195 audio materials; 1,013 video materials; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: La Plata Community Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: LA Plata Motel (Old Highway 63 West).

Macon 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 2013: 20.8%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
49 people in nursing homes in 2000

La Plata compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in La Plata (2011 data):

  • Northeast Missouri State Bank: La Plata State Bank Branch at South Gex At Sanders, branch established on 1932/01/21. Info updated 2006/05/09: Bank assets: $87.6 mil, Deposits: $74.2 mil, headquarters in Kirksville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Schuyler County Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Kirksville: Bank Of La Plata-A Division Of Bank at 1200 North Brown, branch established on 2004/12/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $507.8 mil, Deposits: $420.8 mil, headquarters in Kirksville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Rockhold Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Missouri average:

11.0

La Plata travel time to work - commute La Plata mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Plata city (based on Macon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,62537
Mainline Protestant1,82617
Other3242
Catholic1802
Black Protestant1231
None4,488-
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: 3
Macon County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

11.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

29.1%
Missouri:

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

17.5%
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
Financial Administration 2$5,535$33,2100$0
Other Government Administration 6$5,247$10,4940$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,491$32,9462$1,771
Streets and Highways 2$5,593$33,5582$2,834
Sewerage 2$4,103$24,6180$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,959$23,5089$6,403
Water Supply 2$2,734$16,4040$0
Electric Power 2$5,491$32,9460$0
Local Libraries 1$1,136$13,6321$151
Totals for Government 20$37,289$22,37314$11,159

4.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 Randolph County, MO  0.54% ($28,344 average AGI)
from Adair County, MO  0.53% ($21,742)
from Boone County, MO  0.31% ($20,667)


5.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Randolph County, MO  0.66% ($25,410 average AGI)
to Adair County, MO  0.59% ($17,771)
to Boone County, MO  0.55% ($29,879)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Plata:

  • WPSN (1590 AM; 3 kW; HONESDALE, PA; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIRX (1450 AM; 1 kW; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX,INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KLTI (1560 AM; 1 kW; MACON, MO; Owner: CHIRILLO ELECTRONICS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Plata:

  • KTUF (93.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KLTE (107.9 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHGN (90.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: CARE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KKTR (89.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTRM (88.7 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRES (104.7 FM; MOBERLY, MO; Owner: KWIX, INC)
  • KIRK (99.9 FM; MACON, MO; Owner: KIRK, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around La Plata:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K34CW (Channel 34; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

La Plata fatal accident list:

Jan 5, 1980 09:58 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 10, 1976 07:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $1,249,000Total costs
  • 7,150Total average daily traffic
  • 735Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,437Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in La Plata)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in La Plata, MO)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Plata)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2848M , Serial Number: 28R-7837103, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Eunice M Kelsey, 709 E Bartlett St, La Plata, MO 63549
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5434R , Serial Number: 17252982, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1965
    Registrant (Individual): James R Sr Kelsey, 709 E Bartlett St, La Plata, MO 63549
  • Aircraft: REARWIN 185 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81002 , Serial Number: 1797, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Charles Kasinger, , La Plata, MO 63549
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8766E , Serial Number: 28R-7635213, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 03/04/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Todd W Mcclaskey, 14925 State Highway 3, La Plata, MO 63549
  • Aircraft: SILVAIRE 8F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9926C , Serial Number: S-30, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1959
    Registrant (Individual): James Iii West, 28874 Highway E, La Plata, MO 63549

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - La Plata

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Plata, MO
Most common first names in La Plata, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3483.9 years
George2579.3 years
John2580.6 years
William2079.5 years
Paul1774.9 years
Ruby1783.8 years
James1676.0 years
Mildred1479.8 years
Harold1478.5 years
Anna1384.5 years
Most common last names in La Plata, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1777.3 years
Collins1785.1 years
Wood1675.3 years
Johnson1586.4 years
Miller1478.7 years
Bragg1382.4 years
Moncrief1275.3 years
Smith1273.7 years
Thompson1283.3 years
Crawford1182.9 years
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