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Population in 2012: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 

Males: 48  (56.8%)
Females: 37  (43.2%)

Median resident age:  46.8 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 64832

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,978 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Waco:

$46,978
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,384

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,056 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Waco:

$86,056
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $79,667; Detached houses: $88,800; Mobile homes: $34,000

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  • White alone - 80 (92.0%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (8.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waco: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.8%), Irish (18.0%), United States (12.4%), English (6.7%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1919

Elevation: 905 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 332 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Waco:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waco town:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $625 (0.6%)

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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

Waco household income distribution Waco home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (36%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)


Average climate in Waco, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Waco:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF AMERICA-SOUTHEAST KANSAS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PITTSBURG (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • VIA CHRISTI VILLAGE PITTSBURG INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waco:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 12 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 13 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 33 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 66 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 70 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,210)
  • Drury University (about 73 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 73 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 6,501)

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Jasper 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 CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.9. This is about average.
City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 12.3. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.3
U.S.:

11.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.123. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.123
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.0572. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0572
U.S.:

2.4332
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.00. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.00
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

28.3


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:
This town:  2.6 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.6%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Waco 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Waco travel time to work - commute


Waco mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waco town (based on Jasper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.41%
Here58.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents33.4%15.5%11.5%9.0%6.9%
Congregations20.7%15.6%12.8%2.2%1.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.6%2.3%2.3%13.9%
Congregations3.9%7.8%1.7%2.2%31.8%
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: 9
Here:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
This county:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Jasper County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

8.5%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.7%
State:

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

14.5%
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


7.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.85%
Missouri average:

7.87%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($195 average AGI)
Jasper County:

0.07%
Missouri average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Newton County, MO  1.63% ($29,555 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, KS  0.35% ($24,281)
from Greene County, MO  0.27% ($33,087)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,570 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Missouri average:

7.66%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($66 average AGI)
Jasper County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Newton County, MO  1.46% ($28,066 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.38% ($27,417)
to Cherokee County, KS  0.33% ($23,280)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waco:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KQYX (1450 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KDMO (1490 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waco:

  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KJML (105.3 FM; COLUMBUS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMOQ (107.1 FM; BAXTER SPRINGS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KCAR-FM (104.3 FM; GALENA, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K207BT (89.3 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K255AH (98.9 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KXMS (88.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE)
  • KBTN-FM (99.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KHST (101.7 FM; LAMAR, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Waco:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K52FC (Channel 52; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55HU (Channel 55; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K64FW (Channel 64; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K04OV (Channel 4; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGCS-LP (Channel 57; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD OF REGENTS, MO. SOUTH. ST.COLLEGE)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Edward G Roach, Jasper County (Lat: 37.247111 Lon: -94.585833), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, Jasper County (Lat: 37.247111 Lon: -94.585833), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, Jasper County (Lat: 37.247111 Lon: -94.585833), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 0000000000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Kcs Mp 142.46 .6 Mi E (Lat: 37.246167 Lon: -94.584667), Type: Building, Structure height: 1.5 m, Overall height: 2 m, Call Sign: WNZE804
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.260 MHz, 160.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2012, Expiration Date: 05/11/2022
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:
  • 2 Miles Se Of City (Lat: 37.226167 Lon: -94.572444), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.5 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WZM933
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.260 MHz, 160.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2004, Expiration Date: 05/08/2014
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:


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