St. Thomas, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 277 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 150  (54.4%)
Females: 127  (45.6%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 65076.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,402 (it was $43,571 in 2000)
St. Thomas:

$53,402
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,800 (it was $18,134 in 2000)

St. Thomas town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,189 (it was $78,100 in 2000)
St. Thomas:

$131,189
MO:

$156,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $175,513; detached houses: $174,954

Median gross rent in 2017: $514.

March 2019 cost of living index in St. Thomas: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.4%
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  • Races in St. Thomas, MO (2010)
    • 26199.2%White alone
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

Races in St. Thomas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in St. Thomas, Missouri as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in St. Thomas is 229 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (75.1%), American (12.7%), European (3.3%), Polish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1962

Elevation: 775 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 236 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Thomas, Missouri map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $962 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,319 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (40.4 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (108.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (339.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Meta, MO (2.2 miles ),
St. Elizabeth, MO (2.9 miles ),
Wardsville, MO (2.9 miles ),
Taos, MO (3.4 miles ),
Argyle, MO (3.4 miles),
Westphalia, MO (3.6 miles ),
Jefferson City, MO (3.7 miles ),
Lohman, MO (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 38.37 N, Longitude: 92.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 573

Distribution of median household income in St. Thomas, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in St. Thomas, MO in 2017
St. Thomas satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Missouri:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in St. Thomas, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (30.7%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.3%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (21.3%)
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.0%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (40.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (12.0%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.7%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
Most common occupations in St. Thomas, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Engineers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (16.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in St. Thomas, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

St. Thomas-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the St. Thomas town center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/2003, a category F3 tornado 33.1 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 27 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Thomas-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 234.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from St. Thomas center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from St. Thomas center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.7 miles away from St. Thomas center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cole County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Thomas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near St. Thomas:

  • ST ELIZABETH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SAINT ELIZABETH, MO)
  • JEFFERSON CITY MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JEFFERSON CITY, MO)
  • CENTRAL MISSOURI MEDICAL PARK SURGERY CENTER, LLC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; JEFFERSON CITY, MO)
  • HOMEMAKER HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; JEFFERSON CITY, MO)
  • MO RIVER HHA INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; JEFFERSON CITY, MO)
  • JEFFERSON CITY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CTR, LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; JEFFERSON CITY, MO)
  • SSM HOME CARE AT ST MARY'S HEALTH CENTER (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; JEFFERSON CITY, MO)

Amtrak station near St. Thomas:

  • 15 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 St. Thomas:

  • Lincoln University (about 14 miles; Jefferson City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,348)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 38 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 6,486)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 40 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)
  • Columbia College (about 42 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • State Fair Community College (about 62 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • East Central College (about 68 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 74 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)

Private elementary/middle school in St. Thomas:

  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 90, Location: 14830 ROUTE B, Grades: PK-8)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Cole County Fire Protection District Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cole County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.7%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in St. Thomas:

Marital status in St. Thomas, MO
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

For population 25 years and over in St. Thomas:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Missouri average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for St. Thomas, MO (based on Cole County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,00255
Catholic20,1459
Mainline Protestant7,24715
Other1,62410
Black Protestant8594
None23,113-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cole County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
This county:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

8.3%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
Missouri:

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

12.9%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
St. Thomas:

51.2%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
St. Thomas:

51.8%
State:

46.9%

Average BMI:
St. Thomas:

29.0
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
St. Thomas:

40.6%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

58.3%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.2%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of St. Thomas, MO Residents

6.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Missouri average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Callaway County, MO  1.04% ($37,758 average AGI)
from Boone County, MO  0.74% ($46,275)
from Osage County, MO  0.32% ($36,579)


6.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Callaway County, MO  1.04% ($36,319 average AGI)
to Boone County, MO  0.74% ($39,558)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.34% ($46,107)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Thomas:

  • 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.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJPW (1390 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Thomas:

  • KJLU (88.9 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • 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)
  • KATI (94.3 FM; CALIFORNIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KLOZ (92.7 FM; ELDON, MO; Owner: BENNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KJMO (104.1 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KNLN (90.9 FM; VIENNA, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KOQL (106.1 FM; ASHLAND, MO; Owner: MID-MISSOURI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMQ (96.7 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KPLA (101.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: COLUMBIA FM, INC.)
  • KBXR (102.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: FT. SMITH FM, INC.)
  • KRMS-FM (93.5 FM; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMCV (89.9 FM; HIGH POINT, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCLR-FM (99.3 FM; BOONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KFBD-FM (97.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTKS (95.1 FM; VERSAILLES, MO; Owner: TWIN LAKES COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K248AO (90.1 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDCTNAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around St. Thomas:

  • 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.)
  • K11TB (Channel 11; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • KNLJ (Channel 25; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K32FH (Channel 32; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KMIZ (Channel 17; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF COLUMBIA, LLC)
  • K43EU (Channel 43; ST LOUIS, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KOMU-TV (Channel 8; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • K41OI (Channel 41; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

St. Thomas fatal accident list:

Aug 8, 2013 05:35 PM, Sr-B, Lat: 38.388167, Lon: -92.224528, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3
Jul 2, 1998 11:00 AM, Sr-B, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 45.4mTotal length
  • $219,000Total costs
  • 3,576Total average daily traffic
  • 241Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,791Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in St. Thomas, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for St. Thomas, MO
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$83,0704$144,673
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in St. Thomas, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in St. Thomas, MO - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in St. Thomas, MO
  • 45.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.7%Wood
  • 23.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in St. Thomas, MO
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


St. Thomas compared to Missouri 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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