For population 25 years and over in Waco:
For population 15 years and over in Waco town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (72.4 miles , pop. 151,580).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (107.0 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (331.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Asbury, MO (1.4 miles ), Carl Junction, MO (2.4 miles ), Oronogo, MO (2.9 miles ), Neck City, MO (2.9 miles) , Airport Drive, MO (2.9 miles ), Purcell, MO (3.0 miles ), Alba, MO (3.2 miles ), Webb City, MO (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 37.25 N, Longitude: 94.60 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 417
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Average climate in Waco, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Waco-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 191% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Waco town center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/10/2008, a category F4 tornado 21.9 miles away from the town center killed 15 people and injured 200 people and caused $45 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Waco-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.8 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 84.4 miles away from Waco center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Waco:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waco:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 12.3. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.123. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.0572. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.00. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.5%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Waco compared to Missouri state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Waco town (based on Jasper County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.41%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,137 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($195 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,570 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($66 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2