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Population in 2012: 1,284 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 

Males: 632  (49.3%)
Females: 652  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 65723.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,379 (it was $24,186 in 2000)
Pierce City:

$27,379
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,645

Pierce City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,110 (it was $46,900 in 2000)
Pierce City:

$67,110
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,251; Detached houses: $80,549; Townhouses or other attached units: $24,745; In 2-unit structures: $120,188; Mobile homes: $14,965; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $265,121

Median gross rent in 2012: $569.

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Pierce City races chart
  • White alone - 1,203 (93.1%)
  • Hispanic - 60 (4.6%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)

Races in Pierce City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pierce City: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.6%), Irish (11.3%), English (10.8%), United States (6.4%), Polish (5.7%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1199 feet

Land area: 1.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,051 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pierce City:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pierce City city:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

14 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Pierce City, Missouri as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pierce City to the number of sex offenders is 183 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $544 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $554 (0.8%)

Pierce City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (43.1 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (121.4 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (327.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Monett, MO (2.2 miles ), Wentworth, MO (2.3 miles) , Freistatt, MO (2.8 miles) , Purdy, MO (3.2 miles ), Fairview, MO (3.2 miles ), Ritchey, MO (3.2 miles) , Sarcoxie, MO (3.3 miles ), Newtonia, MO (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.95 N, Longitude: 94.00 W

Area code: 417

Pierce City household income distribution Pierce City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Pierce City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0002100001
per 100,000 0.00.00.0139.668.70.00.00.00.077.2
Robberies 1000000000
per 100,000 71.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 7021110000
per 100,000 498.60.0141.569.868.768.20.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 9131016138104312
per 100,000 641.0924.0707.71116.5892.9545.7678.9274.2231.3926.6
Thefts 23122617193632271710
per 100,000 1638.2852.91840.11186.31304.92455.72172.41850.61310.7772.2
Auto thefts 2421114222
per 100,000 142.5284.3141.569.868.768.2271.6137.1154.2154.4
Arson 1000010000
per 100,000 71.20.00.00.00.068.20.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.4) 250.3125.2167.7264.6194.6160.2160.9107.383.4175.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Pierce City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Missouri average:

2.42

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Pierce City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pierce City, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Pierce City-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Pierce City city center killed 3 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 tornado 27.0 miles away from the city center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pierce City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Pierce City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pierce City topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Pierce City:

  • BENCHMARK HEALTHCARE OF MONETT (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MONETT, MO)
  • COX MONETT HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; MONETT, MO)
  • COX-MONETT HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; MONETT, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Pierce City, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierce City:

  • Crowder College (about 23 miles; Neosho, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,111)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 28 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 42 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)
  • Missouri State University (about 44 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 14,879)
  • Drury University (about 44 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 44 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 6,501)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 50 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,143)

Public high school in Pierce City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pierce City:

Private elementary/middle school in Pierce City:

  • ST MARY''S SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 202 FRONT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable location: Pierce City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.2. This is better than average.
City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 13.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.3
U.S.:

11.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.8%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
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: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pierce City, MO

6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Pierce City compared to Missouri state average:

Pierce City, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Pierce City (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Purdy: Pierce City Facility at 100 North Elm Street, branch established on 1982/10/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $152.2 mil, Deposits: $135.3 mil, headquarters in Purdy, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Purdy Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pierce City travel time to work - commute


Pierce City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pierce City city (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.11%
Here56.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents46.5%10.5%10.2%6.1%3.5%
Congregations28.9%4.4%13.3%3.3%5.6%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%3.4%3.3%3.0%9.9%
Congregations4.4%5.6%1.1%2.2%31.1%
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: 7
Here:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
This county:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Lawrence County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

8.8%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
State:

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

15.4%
Missouri:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$4,058
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$230
Police Protection - Officers 4$6,738$20,2140$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,969$23,6281$1,414
Totals for Government 5$8,707$20,89714$5,702


8.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.01%
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 Greene County, MO  1.55% ($26,467 average AGI)
from Barry County, MO  1.25% ($24,855)
from Christian County, MO  0.42% ($27,321)


7.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
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 Greene County, MO  1.87% ($28,208 average AGI)
to Barry County, MO  1.11% ($28,312)
to Jasper County, MO  0.68% ($25,140)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pierce City:

  • KRMO (990 AM; 3 kW; CASSVILLE, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KSWM (940 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, MO; Owner: 940 RADIO, INC.)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pierce City:

  • KKBL (95.9 FM; MONETT, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHTO (106.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, MO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQMO (97.7 FM; SHELL KNOB, MO; Owner: MAGIC CIRCLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KGMY-FM (100.5 FM; AURORA, MO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTTS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMXF (101.9 FM; LOWELL, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZRQ (104.1 FM; ASH GROVE, MO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEO (91.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: SKY HIGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBTN-FM (99.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K255AH (98.9 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Pierce City:

  • K38DD (Channel 38; MONETT, MO; Owner: PEGGY L. DAVIS AND DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KYTV (Channel 3; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KOZK (Channel 21; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K61GJ (Channel 61; AURORA, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)

Pierce City fatal accident list:

Aug 21, 1984 11:45 PM, 37, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 4, 1981 09:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $512,000
Total average daily traffic: 590
Total average daily truck traffic: 59
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 901


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Pierce City


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pierce City, MO

Most common first names in Pierce City, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3078.9 years
John3075.7 years
William2873.9 years
James2775.6 years
Charles2274.2 years
Robert1966.5 years
Frank1878.3 years
George1574.7 years
Anna1384.8 years
Clara1282.6 years
Most common last names in Pierce City, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morris1478.7 years
Miller1177.3 years
Fenske985.4 years
Witt980.0 years
Johnson983.2 years
Wrobleski968.1 years
Bartkoski877.2 years
Turner884.0 years
Wright879.0 years
Brown871.6 years

Businesses in Pierce City, MO

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