Whitewater, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 128 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.3%
 
Males: 78  (61.6%)
Females: 50  (38.4%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 63785

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,295 (it was $26,750 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$31,295
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,779 (it was $11,533 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,211 (it was $39,700 in 2000)
Whitewater:

$58,211
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $76,252; Detached houses: $81,391; Mobile homes: $50,409
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whitewater: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.6%), Irish (21.8%), French (20.2%), United States (6.2%), English (2.6%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 370 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 639 people per square mile   (low).

Whitewater, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Whitewater:

  • High school or higher: 63.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitewater town:

  • Never married: 9.0%
  • Now married: 79.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $802 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $414 (0.6%)

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 September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+5.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (60%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (60%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (24%)
  • Legal occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Average climate in Whitewater, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whitewater-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 79% 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 near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller 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 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 134.0 miles away from Whitewater 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 the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.1 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
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 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: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitewater topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • JACKSON MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JACKSON, MO)
  • JACKSON MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JACKSON, MO)
  • MONTICELLO HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JACKSON, MO)
  • SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewater:

  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 16 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,678)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 47 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 48 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • John A Logan College (about 53 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Mineral Area College (about 57 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Rend Lake College (about 79 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)

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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 2013: 0.5%
(50.0% 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.0
Missouri average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,39673
Catholic11,1624
Mainline Protestant9,17726
Other8888
Black Protestant5304
Orthodox271
None17,494-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Whitewater:

49.9%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.7%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Whitewater:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Whitewater:

17.4%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.2%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Whitewater:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.9%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Whitewater:

57.3%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Whitewater:

73.1%
State:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whitewater, MO Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$57
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$202
Totals for Government 0$0 8$259

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,000 ($54.69)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($31.25)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($7.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($7.81)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.81)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($31.25)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($23.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($117.19)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
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 Scott County, MO  0.96% ($30,112 average AGI)
from Bollinger County, MO  0.33% ($28,696)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.31% ($31,909)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Missouri average:

6.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($127 average AGI)
Cape Girardeau County:

0.04%
Missouri average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Scott County, MO  0.80% ($25,103 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.40% ($29,584)
to Bollinger County, MO  0.26% ($24,931)

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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WHITEWATER, Rt A .25 Mile North Of Church St (Lat: 37.238583 Lon: -89.794639), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WQUW681
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHzGrant Date: 11/03/2014, Expiration Date: 11/03/2024, Certifier: Richard KnaupRegistrant: Bigham Wireless Consulting, LLC, 1523 La Hacienda Ct, Jefferson City, MO 65101, Phone: (573) 612-1432, Fax: (888) 613-5802, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 04/12/2023, Certifier: Ruth A DickersonRegistrant: Cape Giradeau County Sheriff Dept, 216 N Missouri, Jackson, MO 63755, Phone: (573) 243-3551, Fax: (573) 204-2927, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • 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: 07/30/2014, Expiration Date: 09/06/2024, Certifier: Charles F Ryan, Registrant: Charles F Ryan, 521 Stoney Brook Lane, Whitewater, MO 63785-6102
  • 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
  • Call Sign: KE0BLU, Licensee ID: L01886146, Grant Date: 08/12/2014, Expiration Date: 08/12/2024, Certifier: Rodger N Sampson, Registrant: Rodger N Sampson, 9816 St Hwy A, Whitewater, MO 63785
  • Call Sign: KE0IFH, Licensee ID: L02011305, Grant Date: 03/17/2016, Expiration Date: 03/17/2026, Certifier: Robert L Brown, Registrant: Robert L Brown, 4259 State Highway F, Whitewater, MO 63785

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7302W , Serial Number: R18200052, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Robert E Sanders, 1896 County Road 255, Whitewater, MO 63785

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)

Whitewater compared to Missouri 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.
  • 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 above state average.
  • House age above 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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