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Cardwell, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Cardwell had a population of 665 as of July 1, 2015. Cardwell ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cardwell is located at latitude 36.0475 and longitude -90.2909 in Dunklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cardwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dunklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Cardwell (GNIS ID: 2393741) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cardwell is located within Township of Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dunklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cardwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Cardwell, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 665
Population in Households 665
Population in Familes 494
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,056
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 296
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $41,295
Average Home Value $54,189


Median Household Income $25,797
Average Household Income $33,196
Per Capita Income $14,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.32% -0.95%
Households -1.3% -0.89%
Families -1.53% -0.98%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cardwell, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cardwell to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 451 56th
Population Density1 # 327 68th
Diversity Index2 # 254 76th
Median Household Income # 998 3rd
Per Capita Income # 967 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.