For population 25 years and over in Whitewater:
For population 15 years and over in Whitewater town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $870 (1.5%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+5.6%).
Average climate in Whitewater, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Whitewater:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewater:
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Whitewater compared to Missouri state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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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%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Whitewater government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Whitewater government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Whitewater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
7.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,434 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($231 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,472 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Whitewater:
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TV broadcast stations around Whitewater:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: