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South West City, Missouri - Basic Facts

South West City is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Southwest City.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code C4) located in McDonald County at latitude 36.5126 and longitude -94.6113. McDonald County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 938 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Southwest City (see map) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South West City: Honey Creek, Southwest City, Southwest Village.

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South West City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,000
Population in Households 1,000
Population in Familes 833
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 683
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $67,857
Average Home Value $108,152


Median Household Income $26,253
Average Household Income $34,214
Per Capita Income $11,327
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 0.24%
Households 0.51% 0.12%
Families 0.72% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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.


South West City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South West City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 369 64th
Population Density1 # 591 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 984 5th
Per Capita Income # 1023 1st

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