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Wardell, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Wardell had a population of 436 as of July 1, 2016. Wardell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Wardell is located at latitude 36.3538 and longitude -89.8153 in Pemiscot County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wardell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pemiscot County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 276 feet.

The Town of Wardell (GNIS ID: 2397722) 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 Town of Wardell is located within Township of Little River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pemiscot County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wardell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wardell, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 436
Population in Households 436
Population in Familes 356
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,543
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $47,656
Average Home Value $59,426


Median Household Income $33,203
Average Household Income $43,432
Per Capita Income $18,054
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.09%
Households 0.46% 0.11%
Families -0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Wardell, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wardell to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 545 47th
Population Density1 # 158 85th
Diversity Index2 # 162 85th
Median Household Income # 809 22nd
Per Capita Income # 806 22nd

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