Wheaton, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 699 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 328  (47.0%)
Females: 371  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  29.8 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 64874.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,027 (it was $21,354 in 2000)
Wheaton:

$28,027
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,892 (it was $11,124 in 2000)

Wheaton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,322 (it was $40,700 in 2000)
Wheaton:

$69,322
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $75,100; Detached houses: $75,622

Median gross rent in 2013: $488.

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  • Races in Wheaton, MO (2013)

    Wheaton races chart
    • 65681.1%White alone
    • 678.3%Hispanic
    • 627.7%Two or more races
    • 101.2%American Indian alone
    • 91.1%Black alone
    • 91.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wheaton: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.3%), German (17.5%), English (9.8%), United States (4.9%), Russian (3.1%), Welsh (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1935

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,377 people per square mile   (low).

Wheaton, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Wheaton:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheaton city:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

26 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America).

This city:

3.2%
Missouri:

3.9%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wheaton, Missouri as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wheaton to the number of sex offenders is 695 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $715 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $447 (0.7%)

Wheaton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (47.8 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (113.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (315.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fairview, MO (2.1 miles ), Stella, MO (2.7 miles) , Purdy, MO (2.9 miles ), Butterfield, MO (2.9 miles ), Exeter, MO (3.0 miles ), Stark City, MO (3.2 miles) , Newtonia, MO (3.3 miles ), Cassville, MO (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $58,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.76 N, Longitude: 94.06 W

Area code: 417

Wheaton household income distribution Wheaton home values distribution

Crime rates in Wheaton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0143.10.00.0
Assaults 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 03000002041
per 100,000 0.0412.10.00.00.00.00.0268.80.0579.7144.3
Thefts 30005014343
per 100,000 410.40.00.00.0667.60.0133.0537.6429.2579.7432.9
Auto thefts 10000001100
per 100,000 136.80.00.00.00.00.00.0134.4143.10.00.0
Arson 00000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0134.40.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.9) 28.530.00.00.027.80.05.553.274.566.428.5

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

Crime rate in Wheaton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Missouri average:

2.42
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +81 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Wheaton, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wheaton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Wheaton city 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 33.3 miles away from the city center killed 15 people and injured 200 people and caused $45 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wheaton-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 151.1 miles away from Wheaton center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.1 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 235.2 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 251.3 miles away from Wheaton center
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) earthquake occurred 357.6 miles away from the city 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 Barry County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wheaton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wheaton:

  • CASSVILLE HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CASSVILLE, MO)
  • RED ROSE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CASSVILLE, MO)
  • QUALITY HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CASSVILLE, MO)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL CASSVILLE Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CASSVILLE, MO)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL-CASSVILLE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CASSVILLE, MO)
  • BENCHMARK HEALTHCARE OF MONETT (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MONETT, MO)
  • COX MONETT HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; MONETT, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheaton:

  • Crowder College (about 18 miles; Neosho, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,675)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 29 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 33 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 46 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • John Brown University (about 49 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • University of Arkansas (about 49 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 53 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)

Public high school in Wheaton:

Public elementary/middle school in Wheaton:

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Notable location: Wheaton Fire Department Main Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Barry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.6%
(34.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.2% for American Indian residents, 41.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.9%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wheaton compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Wheaton (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Wheaton Branch at 118 East Main, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Security Bank of Southwest Missouri: Wheaton Branch at 302 Main Street, branch established on 2003/04/01. Info updated 2010/09/23: Bank assets: $71.2 mil, Deposits: $63.5 mil, headquarters in Cassville, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Missouri average:

11.0

Wheaton travel time to work - commute Wheaton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wheaton city (based on Barry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,90584
Catholic3,7194
Mainline Protestant1,41413
Other2704
None16,289-
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: 7
Barry County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Barry County:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Barry County:

29.7%
Missouri:

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

14.4%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,821$33,8521$1,169
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,826$33,9121$1,705
Water Supply 1$2,821$33,8521$1,780
Totals for Government 3$8,468$33,8723$4,654

6.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lawrence County, MO  1.16% ($25,697 average AGI)
from Benton County, AR  0.64% ($27,438)
from Greene County, MO  0.36% ($23,488)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lawrence County, MO  1.10% ($26,960 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.70% ($21,588)
to Benton County, AR  0.68% ($29,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wheaton:

  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KRMO (990 AM; 3 kW; CASSVILLE, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • 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.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, 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)
  • KTHS (1480 AM; 5 kW; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wheaton:

  • KMXF (101.9 FM; LOWELL, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMO-FM (94.3 FM; ROGERS, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQMO (97.7 FM; SHELL KNOB, MO; Owner: MAGIC CIRCLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKBL (95.9 FM; MONETT, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIGL (93.3 FM; SELIGMAN, MO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNEO (91.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: SKY HIGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KHTO (106.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, MO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBTN-FM (99.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KTCN (100.9 FM; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K255AH (98.9 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Wheaton:

  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K09VM (Channel 9; ANDERSON, ETC., MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • 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)
  • K38DD (Channel 38; MONETT, MO; Owner: PEGGY L. DAVIS AND DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KWBS-TV (Channel 34; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • K61GJ (Channel 61; AURORA, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Richard Byrne, 12417 86 Highway (Lat: 36.754222 Lon: -94.059889), Type: 83.8, Overall height: 77 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 12417 86 Highway (Lat: 36.754222 Lon: -94.059889), Type: 83.8, Overall height: 77 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 12417 86 Highway (Lat: 36.754222 Lon: -94.059889), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 12417 86 Highway (Lat: 36.754222 Lon: -94.059889), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Edward G Roach, 12417 86 Highway (Lat: 36.754222 Lon: -94.059889), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 29009 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9194695559, Shart@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Wheaton, Lat: 36.763139 Lon: -94.054694, Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQID203
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, Certifier: Robert Hart
    Registrant: Le-Ru Long Distance, 555 Carter St., Stella, MO 64867, Phone: (417) 628-3844, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 5.5 Miles East Of Wheaton (Barry ) On Missouri Hwy "w" Then (Lat: 36.723667 Lon: -93.971583), Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: KNKO884
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Philip J Rankin
    Registrant: Mobilcom Pittsburg, Inc., 700 E> Jefferson St., Pittsburg, KS 66762, Phone: (620) 231-8188, Fax: (620) 231-4367, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wheaton, MO
Most common first names in Wheaton, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John777.2 years
James767.7 years
Betty669.5 years
Robert670.8 years
Edward579.4 years
William582.8 years
Mary585.8 years
Roy575.4 years
Ruth586.8 years
Joseph473.5 years
Most common last names in Wheaton, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brattin873.7 years
Lamberson682.8 years
Brown576.8 years
Duncan588.2 years
Garrison478.5 years
Cooper476.7 years
Jones472.0 years
Dickson488.3 years
Cole488.2 years
Santee484.2 years
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