Zalma, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.2%
Males: 46  (51.6%)
Females: 45  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

60.6 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip code: 63787

Estimated median household income in 2019: $12,221 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Zalma:

$12,221
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,818 (it was $10,842 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $51,511 (it was $52,700 in 2000)
Zalma:

$51,511
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $85,329; detached houses: $89,198; mobile homes: $70,027

Median gross rent in 2019: $798.

March 2019 cost of living index in Zalma: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 64.5%
(55.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Zalma, MO (2019)
    • 7479.6%White alone
    • 2021.5%Two or more races



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Zalma, Missouri as of December 08, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Zalma is 23 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (50.0%), German (50.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 375 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 632 people per square mile   (low).

Zalma, Missouri map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $237 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $461 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (97.3 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (103.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (349.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Advance, MO (3.1 miles ),
Glen Allen, MO (3.5 miles),
Marble Hill, MO (3.5 miles ),
Puxico, MO (3.8 miles ),
Bell City, MO (4.1 miles ),
Whitewater, MO (4.1 miles),
Allenville, MO (4.3 miles),
Delta, MO (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 37.14 N, Longitude: 90.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 573

Distribution of median household income in Zalma, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Zalma, MO in 2019

Zalma satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Missouri:

3.9%

Average climate in Zalma, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Zalma-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the Zalma village center injured 16 people and caused $45 million in damages.

On 4/27/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 16 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zalma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 399% 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 30.0 miles away from Zalma 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 42.6 miles away from Zalma 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) earthquake occurred 150.1 miles away from Zalma center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 105.2 miles away from Zalma center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 150.1 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) earthquake occurred 138.8 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 Bollinger County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 12, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Zalma:

  • ADVANCE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ADVANCE, MO)

Heliports located in Zalma:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zalma:

  • Three Rivers Community College (about 33 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,360)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 33 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Mineral Area College (about 54 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 62 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 69 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 79 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Jefferson College (about 82 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,975)

Public high school in Zalma:

  • ZALMA HIGH (Students: 107, Location: 1 SCHOOL STREET, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Zalma:

  • ZALMA ELEM. (Location: MILL ST & KING ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Zalma

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Zalma Rural Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bollinger County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.3%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

3.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Zalma:

Marital status in Zalma, MO
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 29.0%

For population 25 years and over in Zalma:

  • High school or higher: 30.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Missouri average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zalma, MO (based on Bollinger County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,83622
Catholic1,2252
Mainline Protestant80212
Other1-
None7,499-
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: 2
This county:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Bollinger County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.5%
Missouri:

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

15.5%
Missouri:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Strongest AM radio stations in Zalma:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Zalma:

  • KMHM (104.1 FM; LUTESVILLE, MO; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • KYRX (97.3 FM; MARBLE HILL, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KDEX-FM (102.3 FM; DEXTER, MO; Owner: DEXTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KLUE (103.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • KPWB-FM (104.9 FM; PIEDMONT, MO; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKLR-FM (94.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KCGQ-FM (99.3 FM; GORDONVILLE, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • KJEZ (95.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)

TV broadcast stations around Zalma:

  • 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)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K39CP (Channel 39; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPOB-TV (Channel 15; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)

Zalma fatal accident list:

Mar 22, 2012 06:15 PM, Sr-51, Cr-710, Lat: 37.138675, Lon: -90.082361, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 26, 2007 01:50 AM, Sr-51, Lat: 37.147222, Lon: -90.075361, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.9mTotal length
  • $3,297,000Total costs
  • 3,145Total average daily traffic
  • 575Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,688Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Zalma)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 37.098250 Lon: -90.062556, Call Sign: WPNT803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 451.475 MHz, 452.300 MHz, 453.012 MHz, 456.187 MHz, 456.475 MHz, 457.300 MHz, 458.012 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2014, Expiration Date: 06/15/2024, Certifier: Elmer Battles, Registrant: Battles Communications, Inc., 1101 W Bus. Hwy 60, Dexter, MO 63841, Phone: (573) 624-8212, Fax: (573) 624-1983, Email:
  • Lat: 37.145000 Lon: -90.076000, Call Sign: WQCC302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.140 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2005, Expiration Date: 01/27/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2015, Certifier: Robert Johnson, Registrant: Lao 20431407, 102 East Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 308C ZALMA MO, 2.5 Mi Ene Of (Lat: 37.155028 Lon: -90.032028), Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WPOU540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/1999, Expiration Date: 07/07/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2009, Certifier: Mary Mcdermott, Registrant: Pathnet, Inc., 1661 Gateway Blvd., Richardson, TX 75080, Phone: (972) 690-9933, Fax: (972) 231-0728, Email:
  • ZALMA, 2.5 Mi Ene (Lat: 37.155056 Lon: -90.032056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.8 m, Call Sign: WPVV917, Licensee ID: L00896575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 09/12/2012, Expiration Date: 09/17/2022, Certifier: Robert N Hedrick, Registrant: Kn Telecommunications, Inc.
  • ARAB, Nw Corner Hwy E And Cr 712 (Lat: 37.130194 Lon: -90.101528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQSE967,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2013, Expiration Date: 09/11/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • BOLMO1-1, Old Gypsy Road (Lat: 37.138361 Lon: -90.085417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQWD463,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: Kevin Keaveny, Registrant: Big River Broadband, 21 S Minnesota Ave, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703, Phone: (573) 651-3373, Fax: (573) 651-1608, Email:
  • STATION, 2.5 Mi E Of (Lat: 37.155028 Lon: -90.032028), Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KAE53,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/1997, Expiration Date: 02/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/05/1999, Phone: (630) 691-3854

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC5BQO, Licensee ID: L00731685, Grant Date: 07/24/2013, Expiration Date: 08/19/2023, Certifier: Norma Sue Ivie, Registrant: Norma Sue Ivie, Hc1 Box 445, Zalma, MO 63787
  • Call Sign: W5DEI, Previous Call Sign: N5HVU, Licensee ID: L00164046, Grant Date: 11/13/2018, Expiration Date: 12/30/2028, Certifier: Donald E Ivie Sr, Registrant: Donald E Ivie Sr, 11816 Remington Ln, Zalma, MO 63787
  • Call Sign: KC0ZGZ, Licensee ID: L01235934, Grant Date: 11/15/2016, Expiration Date: 01/18/2027, Certifier: Mary A Hartman, Registrant: Mary A Hartman, Zalma, MO 63787
  • Call Sign: KD0QCY, Licensee ID: L01674065, Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Certifier: Betsy A Vangennip, Registrant: Betsy A Vangennip, 9197 Bcr 532, Zalma, MO 63787
  • Call Sign: KD0QDA, Licensee ID: L01674067, Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Certifier: Roger W Vangennip, Registrant: Roger W Vangennip, 9197 Brc 532, Zalma, MO 63787

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zalma, MO
  • 63.5%Wood
  • 26.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zalma, MO
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Zalma compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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