For population 25 years and over in Lawson:
For population 15 years and over in Lawson city:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,479 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Independence, MO (27.0 miles , pop. 113,288).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (31.2 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (380.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Excelsior Estates, MO (1.8 miles ), Homestead, MO (2.3 miles) , Elmira, MO (2.4 miles) , Crystal Lakes, MO (2.4 miles ), Excelsior Springs, MO (2.6 miles ), Holt, MO (2.6 miles ), Woods Heights, MO (2.7 miles ), Prathersville, MO (3.1 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.44 N, Longitude: 94.21 W
Area code: 816
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 Lawson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +276 (+13.4%).
Work and jobs in Lawson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Lawson, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Lawson-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Lawson city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/4/1977, a category F4 tornado 14.9 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Lawson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.9 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 93.9 miles away from Lawson center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from Lawson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Ray County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Public high school in Lawson:
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.74. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
45 people in nursing homes in 2000
Lawson compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Lawson (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Lawson (based on Ray County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.22%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,286 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:
7.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,205 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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Lawson fatal accident list:
Sep 20, 2006 01:01 PM, Us-69, Sr-Mm, Lat: 39.425778, Lon: -94.229694, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4
Feb 10, 1981 02:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,918
Total average daily truck traffic: 491
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 7,622
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lawson)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lawson)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lawson)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Lawson, MO
Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.