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Population in 2012: 229 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 

Males: 118  (51.9%)
Females: 111  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 65058.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,315 (it was $35,208 in 2000)
Meta:

$32,315
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,979

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,791 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Meta:

$75,791
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,387; Detached houses: $93,387

Median gross rent in 2012: $355.

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  • White alone - 224 (97.8%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Meta: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (50.9%), Irish (16.8%), English (5.5%), Scottish (2.7%), French (1.2%), United States (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1959

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 683 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Meta:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meta city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Meta, Missouri as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Meta to the number of sex offenders is 229 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $436 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $600 (0.6%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Meta:

  • ST ELIZABETH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SAINT ELIZABETH, MO)

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Amtrak station near Meta:

  • 19 miles: JEFFERSON CITY (101 JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meta:

  • Lincoln University (about 18 miles; Jefferson City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,172)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 33 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 5,765)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 45 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 26,553)
  • Columbia College (about 46 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 8,442)
  • State Fair Community College (about 66 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • East Central College (about 66 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 79 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 2,714)

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Notable location: Meta Fire and Rescue Protection (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Meta: Saint Cecilias Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Cecilia Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Osage 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 2012: 8.3%

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.4%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Meta, MO

4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

Meta 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Meta (2011 data):

  • Mid America Bank: Meta Branch at Third And Bertha, branch established on 1984/04/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $260.2 mil, Deposits: $238.2 mil, headquarters in Linn, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Friendship Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Meta travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (41%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Meta city (based on Osage County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.61%
Here72.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents71.8%11.9%4.7%4.1%7.5%
Congregations34.3%20.0%14.3%5.7%25.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Osage County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Osage County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Osage County:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

11.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Osage County:

29.5%
Missouri:

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

18.3%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 5$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$704
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$98
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,052

Meta government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($13.10)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($13.10)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($183.41)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($39.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($39.30)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($34.93)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($26.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($87.34)

Meta government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($21.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($43.67)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($43.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($13.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($87.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($43.67)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $35,000 ($152.84)
    Total General Sales: $23,000 ($100.44)
    Property: $19,000 ($82.97)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.37)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $341,000 ($1489.08)

5.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($189,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Missouri average:

7.87%

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:
from Cole County, MO  1.59% ($36,167 average AGI)
from Gasconade County, MO  0.33% ($26,563)
from Callaway County, MO  0.31% ($26,667)


5.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Missouri average:

7.66%

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:
to Cole County, MO  1.88% ($38,402 average AGI)
to Callaway County, MO  0.41% ($25,450)
to Gasconade County, MO  0.37% ($29,056)

Strongest AM radio stations in Meta:

  • KWOS (950 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KLIK (1240 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • 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.)
  • KJPW (1390 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meta:

  • KJLU (88.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KNLN (90.9 FM; VIENNA, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KTXY (106.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KBBM (100.1 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • KLOZ (92.7 FM; ELDON, MO; Owner: BENNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KATI (94.3 FM; CALIFORNIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KOQL (106.1 FM; ASHLAND, MO; Owner: MID-MISSOURI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJMO (104.1 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KJEL (103.7 FM; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K285ER (104.9 FM; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: BD OF GOVERNORS, CENTRAL MO ST. U.)
  • KCMQ (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KFBD-FM (97.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDAA (97.5 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KDAA-KMOZ, LLC)
  • KRMS-FM (93.5 FM; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K248AO (90.1 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDCTNAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Meta:

  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRCG (Channel 13; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: MEL WHEELER INC.)
  • KNLJ (Channel 25; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K32FH (Channel 32; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K11TB (Channel 11; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • KMIZ (Channel 17; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K43EU (Channel 43; ST LOUIS, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)

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
  • Call Sign: N0QOI, Licensee ID: L00195306
    Grant Date: 01/10/2012, Expiration Date: 02/15/2022
    Registrant: Richard D Stump, Box 185, Meta, MO 65058
  • Call Sign: KD0FSL, Licensee ID: L01446412
    Grant Date: 11/19/2008, Expiration Date: 11/19/2018, Certifier: Tonya J Douglas
    Registrant: Tonya J Douglas, Meta, MO 65058

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: JDT MINI-MAX HI-MAX (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 867RJ , Serial Number: 1986
    Registrant (Individual): Justin A Weckenborg, 376 Ridge Rd, Meta, MO 65058


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Meta


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Most common first names in Meta, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1174.1 years
Henry885.4 years
James775.7 years
Elizabeth783.4 years
George676.8 years
Joseph676.5 years
Lawrence663.5 years
Leo677.1 years
Louis580.2 years
Charles570.0 years
Most common last names in Meta, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barnhart1281.2 years
Loethen979.2 years
Woody777.3 years
Kalaf678.3 years
Werdehausen670.2 years
Bock675.8 years
Prater688.6 years
Stumpe570.8 years
Hagenhoff579.4 years
Libbert581.6 years
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