For population 25 years and over in La Plata:
For population 15 years and over in La Plata city:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $781 (1.1%)
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:
Latitude: 40.02 N, Longitude: 92.49 W
Area code: 660
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in La Plata detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+0.8%).
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
La Plata-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 79% 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near La Plata:
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.
Local government website: www.cityoflaplata.org/cityoflaplata/Home_Pagex.html
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Plata:
Public high school in La Plata:
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Public elementary/middle school in La Plata:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.9%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
49 people in nursing homes in 2000
La Plata compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in La Plata (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for La Plata (based on Macon County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.04%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,333 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:
6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,172 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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La Plata fatal accident list:
Jan 5, 1980 09:58 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 10, 1976 07:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $1,249,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,150
Total average daily truck traffic: 735
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 11,437
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
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2013.