Stella, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 153 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 
Males: 78  (51.0%)
Females: 75  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

29.5 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip code: 64867

Estimated median household income in 2019: $23,937 (it was $25,781 in 2000)
Stella:

$23,937
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $11,861 (it was $11,799 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $38,794 (it was $28,400 in 2000)
Stella:

$38,794
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $45,008; detached houses: $44,334; mobile homes: $48,605

Median gross rent in 2019: $577.

March 2019 cost of living index in Stella: 74.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 37.9%
(37.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 43.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Stella, MO (2019)
    • 13487.6%White alone
    • 138.5%Two or more races
    • 42.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 21.3%Hispanic



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Stella, Missouri as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Stella is 26 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (32.3%), Irish (25.8%), English (4.8%), Polish (4.8%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1952

Elevation: 1147 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 991 people per square mile   (low).

Stella, Missouri map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $513 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (47.5 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (106.6 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (311.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Stark City, MO (2.6 miles),
Fairview, MO (2.6 miles ),
Wheaton, MO (2.7 miles ),
Newtonia, MO (2.8 miles ),
Granby, MO (3.4 miles ),
Neosho, MO (3.5 miles ),
Goodman, MO (3.5 miles ),
Ritchey, MO (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 36.76 N, Longitude: 94.19 W

Area code: 417

Distribution of median household income in Stella, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Stella, MO in 2019

Stella satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Missouri:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+34.8%).
Most common industries in Stella, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (16.7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (14.3%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.6%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Stella, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Therapists (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Carpenters (8.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Therapists (17.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)

Average climate in Stella, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Stella, Missouri average temperatures Stella, Missouri average precipitation Stella, Missouri humidity Stella, Missouri wind speed Stella, Missouri snowfall Stella, Missouri sunshine Stella, Missouri clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Stella-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Stella town center killed 3 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/2008, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the town center killed 15 people and injured 200 people and caused $45 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stella-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 635% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 153.9 miles away from Stella center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.7 miles away from Stella center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from Stella center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 168.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newton County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 14, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stella topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Stella:

  • GRANBY HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GRANBY, MO)
  • MEDICALODGES NEOSHO (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEOSHO, MO)
  • BEVERLY HEALTHCARE OF NEOSHO (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEOSHO, MO)
  • FREEMAN NEOSHO HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; NEOSHO, MO)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-MCDONALD COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ANDERSON, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stella:

  • Crowder College (about 11 miles; Neosho, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,675)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 28 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 29 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 39 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • John Brown University (about 45 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • University of Arkansas (about 49 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 52 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)

Public elementary/middle school in Stella:

  • TRIWAY (Students: 472, Location: 131 LENTZ, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Stella

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Stella Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 Stella (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Newton 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:

2.4 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.5%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Stella:

Marital status in Stella, MO
  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 32.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Stella:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Missouri average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stella, MO (based on Newton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,49783
Mainline Protestant3,3149
Catholic1,0052
Other9276
None30,371-
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: 6
Newton County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

9.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

30.0%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Newton County:

12.4%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.6%
Missouri:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

38.5%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

29.7%
Missouri:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Stella:

16.4%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Stella:

7.0
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

47.7%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Stella:

77.3%
Missouri:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Stella, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Stella government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $11,000 ($71.90)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($58.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($39.22)
    Electric Utilities: $5,000 ($32.68)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($26.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($19.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,000 ($130.72)

Stella government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($39.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($379.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($32.68)
    Other: $4,000 ($26.14)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($52.29)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000 ($39.22)
    Property: $5,000 ($32.68)

Stella government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,000 ($522.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($477.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000 ($45.75)

Stella government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $162,000 ($1058.82)

8.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
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 Jasper County, MO  3.45% ($46,500 average AGI)
from McDonald County, MO  0.77% ($30,058)
from Greene County, MO  0.24% ($38,271)


8.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
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 Jasper County, MO  3.54% ($38,048 average AGI)
to McDonald County, MO  0.71% ($27,028)
to Greene County, MO  0.31% ($31,855)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stella:

  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KRMO (990 AM; 3 kW; CASSVILLE, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KREB (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BENTONVILLE/BELLA VI, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stella:

  • KNEO (91.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: SKY HIGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXF (101.9 FM; LOWELL, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBTN-FM (99.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KAMO-FM (94.3 FM; ROGERS, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KURM-FM (100.3 FM; SOUTHWEST CITY, MO; Owner: KERM, INC.)
  • KIGL (93.3 FM; SELIGMAN, MO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K255AH (98.9 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KQMO (97.7 FM; SHELL KNOB, MO; Owner: MAGIC CIRCLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKBL (95.9 FM; MONETT, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K279AD (103.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Stella:

  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K09VM (Channel 9; ANDERSON, ETC., MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWBS-TV (Channel 34; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • KCLG-CA (Channel 32; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K67EO (Channel 67; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K38DD (Channel 38; MONETT, MO; Owner: PEGGY L. DAVIS AND DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.4mTotal length
  • 4,802Total average daily traffic
  • 521Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,841Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Stella, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Stella, MO

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Donna-Marie Stipo, 11463 E State Highway 76 (Lat: 36.683500 Lon: -94.249389), Type: 103.6, Structure height: 29119 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Registrant: Tillman Infrastructure, LLC, Dmstipo@tillmaninfrastructure.Com, 27th Floor, New Y-ork, Phone: (212) 706-1677
  • Donna-Marie Stipo, 11463 E State Highway 76 (Lat: 36.683500 Lon: -94.249389), Type: 103.6, Structure height: 29119 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Registrant: Tillman Infrastructure, LLC, Dmstipo@tillmaninfrastructure.Com, 27th Floor, New Y-ork, Phone: (212) 706-1677

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Stella)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of reported fires - 36 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Stella, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (59.4%), and Structure Fires (26.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Stella, MO
    • 10159.4%Outside Fires
    • 4526.5%Structure Fires
    • 2112.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Stella, MO
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stella, MO
  • 64.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.6%Wood
  • 10.8%Electricity
  • 2.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Stella, MO
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Wood
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Stella compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.