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Population in 2012: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.4%
 

Males: 74  (58.4%)
Females: 53  (41.6%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 63785

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,060 (it was $26,750 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$34,060
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,640

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,491 (it was $39,700 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$54,491
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,529; Detached houses: $72,700; Mobile homes: $60,722
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  • White alone - 124 (99.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whitewater: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.4%), Irish (24.9%), French (18.2%), United States (7.3%), English (3.0%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 370 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 634 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Whitewater:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 63.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitewater town:

  • Never married: 6.1%
  • Now married: 84.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Whitewater, Missouri as of July 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Whitewater to the number of sex offenders is 64 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $870 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $386 (0.9%)

Whitewater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (99.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (337.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Allenville, MO (1.6 miles) , Delta, MO (2.1 miles ), Dutchtown, MO (2.8 miles) , Gordonville, MO (2.9 miles ), Chaffee, MO (2.9 miles ), Marble Hill, MO (3.3 miles ), Advance, MO (3.3 miles ), Jackson, MO (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 37.24 N, Longitude: 89.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 573

Whitewater household income distribution Whitewater home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (36%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (30%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (18%)
  • Other financial specialists (12%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Printing workers (12%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (12%)


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Tornado activity:

Whitewater-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/22/2006, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Whitewater town center injured 5 people and caused $7 million in damages.

On 9/22/2006, a category F4 tornado 30.7 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whitewater-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 15.2 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 46.6 miles away from Whitewater center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from Whitewater center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cape Girardeau County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Whitewater:

  • CHAFFEE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHAFFEE, MO)
  • NORTH SCOTT MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CHAFFEE, MO)
  • ADVANCE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ADVANCE, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Whitewater, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewater:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 16 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,475)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 46 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 48 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • John A Logan College (about 53 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Mineral Area College (about 59 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 64 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 2,353)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 81 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)

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Cape Girardeau 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 2012: 0.5%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.1%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whitewater, MO

Whitewater compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly 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


Whitewater travel time to work - commute


Whitewater mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Whitewater town (based on Cape Girardeau County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.46%
Here61.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents25.1%23.6%18.3%13.4%5.8%
Congregations4.3%19.6%14.1%17.4%4.3%
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.8%1.8%1.6%1.1%6.5%
Congregations4.3%3.3%1.1%2.2%29.3%
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: 13
Cape Girardeau County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Cape Girardeau County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Cape Girardeau County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

10.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cape Girardeau County:

29.7%
Missouri:

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

16.1%
State:

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$28
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$99
Totals for Government 0$0 6$127

Whitewater government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,000 ($55.12)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($31.50)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($7.87)

Whitewater government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.87)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($31.50)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($23.62)

Whitewater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($118.11)

7.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Missouri average:

7.87%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($231 average AGI)
Cape Girardeau County:

0.12%
Missouri average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Scott County, MO  1.09% ($30,045 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.39% ($24,149)
from Bollinger County, MO  0.38% ($29,337)


6.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Missouri average:

7.66%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Cape Girardeau County:

0.06%
Missouri average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Scott County, MO  1.02% ($27,220 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.56% ($36,432)
to Bollinger County, MO  0.31% ($28,815)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitewater:

  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, 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.)
  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitewater:

  • KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM; GORDONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KMHM (104.1 FM; LUTESVILLE, MO; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KGKS (93.9 FM; SCOTT CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KYRX (97.3 FM; MARBLE HILL, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • KBDZ (93.1 FM; PERRYVILLE, MO; Owner: D/B/A DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDEX-FM (102.3 FM; DEXTER, MO; Owner: DEXTER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Whitewater:

  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K58FD (Channel 58; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • K33EQ (Channel 33; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K67HF (Channel 67; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • WHITEWATER, .25 Ne Of Church Street On State Highway A (Lat: 37.238583 Lon: -89.794556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQRC266
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 04/12/2023, Certifier: Ruth A Dickerson
    Registrant: Johnson Communications Service, 1606 N. Kings Highway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, Phone: (573) 335-5555, Fax: (573) 335-6710, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KD1EQ, Licensee ID: L00214875
    Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 02/27/2023
    Registrant: Garry G Moore, 499 County Rd 392, Whitewater, MO 63785
  • Call Sign: N3DYB, Licensee ID: L00906581
    Grant Date: 08/18/2004, Expiration Date: 09/06/2014
    Registrant: Charles F Ryan, 521 Stoney Brook Lane, Whitewater, MO 63785
  • Call Sign: KD0EQE, Licensee ID: L01415645
    Grant Date: 07/11/2008, Expiration Date: 07/11/2018, Certifier: Frank M Nichol Jr
    Registrant: Frank M Nichol Jr, Rt 1 Box 9816, Whitewater, MO 63785
  • Call Sign: KD0LBJ, Licensee ID: L01561480
    Grant Date: 04/14/2010, Expiration Date: 04/14/2020, Certifier: Jerie Y Fluchel
    Registrant: Jerie Y Fluchel, 2716 County Rd 389, Whitewater, MO 63785
  • Call Sign: KD0NEN, Licensee ID: L01606166
    Grant Date: 12/03/2010, Expiration Date: 12/03/2020, Certifier: Mark F Johnson
    Registrant: Mark F Johnson, 721 Graystone Circle, Whitewater, MO 63785

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN LEGEND AIRCRAFT CO AL3 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-200 (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 289RV , Serial Number: AL-1079, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/2006
    Registrant (Partnership): Ronald F Bohnert, 432 Graystone Cir, Whitewater, MO 63785, Other Owners: Vivian L Bohnert


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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