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Cole County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 76,557 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 71,397 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,544
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,425
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,341
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,753 (it was 8,699 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

31%

Land area: 391 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 196 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cole County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (42.4%), Construction (13.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cole County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 38,626  (50.5%)
Females: 37,931  (49.5%)
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Average household size:
Cole County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,780 ($42,924 in 1999)

This county:

$50780
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $463 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $591)
This county:

$463
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,800 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Cole:

$139,800
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,900 - $222,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $172,669
Here:

$172,669
State:

$173,356

Townhouses or other attached units: $165,779
Here:

$165,779
State:

$164,597

In 2-unit structures: $112,527
Here:

$112,527
State:

$128,124

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $243,021
Here:

$243,021
State:

$113,062

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,040
Here:

$101,040
State:

$162,570

Mobile homes: $46,313
Here:

$46,313
State:

$50,605
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,136
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $398

Institutionalized population: 3,990

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 279
  • Auto thefts: 28

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 112
  • Thefts: 310
  • Auto thefts: 26
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 338 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2004: 366 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2007: 169 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2008: 143 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2009: 157 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2010: 137 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2011: 144 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2012: 162 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2013: 195 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2014: 148 buildings, average cost: $112,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,207 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,291 (0.9%)

Cole County household income distribution in 2009 Cole County home values distribution Cole County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Black residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for American Indian residents, 55.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.2% for other race residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Cole County:

15.9%
Missouri:

15.9%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.4% for American Indian residents, 55.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.1% for other race residents, 25.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Area name: Jefferson City, MO HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cole County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $700 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jefferson City, St. Martins, Wardsville, Taos, Russellville, St. Thomas, Centertown, Lohman.

Cole County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Anderson County, Kansas , Worcester County, Maryland , Cooper County , Franklin County, Kansas , Jackson County, Indiana , Morris County, Kansas , Orange County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,429
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,570 (35% naturalized citizens)

Cole County:

2.2%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 621
  • 1990 to 1994: 299
  • 1985 to 1989: 129
  • 1980 to 1984: 124
  • 1975 to 1979: 80
  • 1970 to 1974: 85
  • 1970 to 1974: 65
  • 1965 to 1969: 167

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.5%

Cole County marital status for males Cole County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,676
  • One, attached: 567
  • Two: 1,725
  • 3 or 4: 2,338
  • 5 to 9: 1,447
  • 10 to 19: 884
  • 20 or more: 909
  • Mobile homes: 1,362
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Cole County with a mortgage: 10,142 (930 second mortgage, 1,199 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,807

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cole County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,00255
Catholic20,1459
Mainline Protestant7,24715
Other1,62410
Black Protestant8594
None23,113-
Cole County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Cole County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Cole County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cole County:

8.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cole County:

28.6%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Cole County:

Average size of farms: 169 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,458
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $102.16
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.80%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,860
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,819
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.71
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.74%
Corn for grain: 4884 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1723 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 11337 harvested acres
Vegetables: 31 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 375 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cole County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from Cole County 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 175.6 miles away from the county 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 190.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 236.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 226.8 miles away from Cole County 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 245.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1961): March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1736): December 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1736, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 2, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1673): December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1673, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 3, 1999 to April 14, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1270): April 20, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1270, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storm, Tornadoes, Hail, Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 1995 to June 23, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1054): June 2, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1054, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cole County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (15%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cole County (%):

  • German (40%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Cole County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,616 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 5,177 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 253 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 24 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0%)
  • Walked: 566 (2%)
  • Other means: 143 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,033 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Cole County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 2,582 people in state prisons
  • 1,939 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 510 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 456 people in nursing homes
  • 133 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Cole County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 3,488 people in state prisons
  • 804 people in college/university student housing
  • 456 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 71 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 61 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,108.

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,531 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.46% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($22,956 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($9,574 average AGI)
Cole County:

1.59%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Callaway County, MO  1.06% ($28,521 average AGI)
from Boone County, MO  0.57% ($31,333)
from Moniteau County, MO  0.32% ($36,645)
from Osage County, MO  0.27% ($32,127)
from Miller County, MO  0.23% ($29,136)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.21% ($38,770)
from Camden County, MO  0.16% ($41,500)


6.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.40% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($23,913 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($12,091 average AGI)
Cole County:

1.89%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Callaway County, MO  0.94% ($28,598 average AGI)
to Boone County, MO  0.68% ($35,437)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.28% ($32,744)
to Moniteau County, MO  0.25% ($36,479)
to Jackson County, MO  0.25% ($38,431)
to Osage County, MO  0.21% ($30,413)
to Miller County, MO  0.21% ($40,131)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Cole County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Cole County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cole County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cole County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cole County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,448 (8,540 aged, 1,908 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,711 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Cole County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (782)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (611)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (558)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (526)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (340)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (322)
  • Congestive heart failure (249)
  • Unspecified dementia (239)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (206)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (203)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 25980.61
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 418.080
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 87379.85

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1403.300
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 835.660
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.75

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38.96
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87.96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.74

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 45.5. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 69.2
  • Other - 49.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,022
  • In family households: 58,812 (14,225 male householders, 5,185 female householders)
    14,858 spouses, 20,728 children (19,110 natural, 524 adopted, 1,094 stepchildren), 1,022 grandchildren, 398 brothers or sisters, 342 parents, 448 other relatives, 1,401 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,210 (4,632 male householders (3,734 living alone)), 5,680 female householders (4,979 living alone)), 1,898 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,968 (3,990 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,948 2-persons, 4,375 3-persons, 3,764 4-persons, 1,546 5-persons, 565 6-persons, 212 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,713 1-person, 1,364 2-persons, 177 3-persons, 54 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

12,408 married couples with children.
3,828 single-parent households (820 men, 3,008 women).

95.4% of residents of Cole County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,617,278,000 ($22463 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $83,324,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $275,957,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $82,915,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,591,000
Federal grants: $1,224,611,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,187,000 ($4,791,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,016,000 ($9,109,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $77,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $64,100,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,075,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,867
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,059
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +527
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -885
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cole County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.80 millions of gallons per day (56% from ground, 44% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 239
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,097
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,259
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,724
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,435
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,106
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,633
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,517
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,535
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cole County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 166
  • 4 rooms: 892
  • 5 rooms: 3,039
  • 6 rooms: 4,658
  • 7 rooms: 3,773
  • 8 rooms: 2,744
  • 9+ rooms: 3,018
  • 1 room: 145
  • 2 rooms: 546
  • 3 rooms: 1,422
  • 4 rooms: 2,893
  • 5 rooms: 1,943
  • 6 rooms: 984
  • 7 rooms: 427
  • 8 rooms: 257
  • 9+ rooms: 82
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cole County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 242
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,300
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,574
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,240
  • 5+ bedrooms: 985
  • no bedroom: 186
  • 1 bedroom: 2,079
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,269
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,792
  • 4 bedrooms: 310
  • 5+ bedrooms: 63
Cars and other vehicles available in Cole County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 481
  • 1 vehicle: 4,345
  • 2 vehicles: 8,757
  • 3 vehicles: 3,300
  • 4 vehicles: 1,109
  • 5+ vehicles: 349
  • no vehicle: 1,357
  • 1 vehicle: 4,760
  • 2 vehicles: 2,074
  • 3 vehicles: 356
  • 4 vehicles: 99
  • 5+ vehicles: 53

53% of Cole County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Missouri.

Cole County:

53.1%
State average:

54.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 53955
  • Northeast: 1173
  • Midwest: 7137
  • South: 4680
  • West: 2461

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cole County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.2%)
  • Electricity (31.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.8%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Electricity (61.2%)
  • Utility gas (34.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • Wood (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,236
Here:

28.8%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,130
Here:

27.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 466
Here:

12.9%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cole County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,311,000
    General - Other: $296,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,620,000
    Financial Administration: $2,972,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,072,000
    Health - Other: $1,758,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,711,000
    Police Protection: $1,668,000
    Central Staff Services: $794,000
    General - Other: $660,000
    General Public Buildings: $276,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,584,000

Cole County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,871,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $508,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $542,000
    Interest Earnings: $296,000
    Special Assessments: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,844,000
    All Other: $820,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,197,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,052,000
    Other License: $623,000

Cole County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $557,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $528,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000

Cole County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,701,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,106
  • Number of aged recipients: 32
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,074
  • Number of recipients under 18: 305
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 731
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 70
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 368
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 527
Cole County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cole County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED282$113,812787$121,7132,742$140,343242$71,7488$800,250239$89,38526$78,731
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$126,45066$152,318429$139,52916$74,6250$028$78,1071$85,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$124,32377$99,792296$129,09844$32,2950$018$111,88912$46,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$112,33334$171,588270$130,3339$65,6670$08$102,7503$100,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$75,3330$037$132,9191$15,0000$01$41,0001$96,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED218$133,482257$140,8520$02$104,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED48$132,64687$156,4023$65,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$125,90633$139,3330$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$109,09529$149,3450$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$124,40011$198,6360$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cole County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary43079.3 years
John37076.0 years
William35374.7 years
James29371.2 years
Robert22771.6 years
Charles22175.4 years
Helen18480.7 years
Anna18382.3 years
Margaret16580.2 years
Dorothy15178.5 years
Most common last names in Cole County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16774.0 years
Jones9973.6 years
Miller8775.7 years
Williams8274.5 years
Johnson8073.8 years
Wilson7376.9 years
Rackers7277.7 years
Thompson6675.8 years
Scott6375.8 years
Prenger6278.9 years
Businesses in Cole County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
AutoZone1Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's5
Baskin-Robbins1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Baymont Inn1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike3
Big O Tires2Nissan1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Burger King1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chipotle1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen1Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Deb1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Ryan's Grill1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge1Sears3
FedEx14Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Starbucks2
Goodwill2Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block2Subway5
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile3
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell2
Honda1Target1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jones New York3U-Haul2
Justice1U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS17
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Walgreens3
Kroger2Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2