For population 25 years and over in Meta:
For population 15 years and over in Meta city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $436 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (44.9 miles , pop. 84,531).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (106.5 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (340.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: St. Thomas, MO (2.2 miles ), St. Elizabeth, MO (2.6 miles ), Argyle, MO (2.8 miles) , Wardsville, MO (3.5 miles ), Westphalia, MO (3.6 miles ), Freeburg, MO (3.7 miles ), Taos, MO (3.7 miles ), Vienna, MO (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 38.31 N, Longitude: 92.17 W
Area code: 573
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Work and jobs in Meta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Meta, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Meta-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/1/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Meta city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 1/7/2008, a category F3 tornado 28.8 miles away from the city center .
Earthquake activity:Meta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 94% 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 41.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/2/1991 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from Meta center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from Meta center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Osage County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Meta:
Amtrak station near Meta:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meta:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Meta compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Meta (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Meta city (based on Osage County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.61%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Meta government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Meta government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Meta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($189,598 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:
5.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,104 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Meta:
Strongest FM radio stations in Meta:
TV broadcast stations around Meta:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $781,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,736
Total average daily truck traffic: 176
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,515
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Meta)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Meta, MO