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The City of Wood Heights had a population of 711 as of July 1, 2016. Wood Heights ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wood Heights is located at latitude 39.3417 and longitude -94.163 in Ray County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wood Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Wood Heights (GNIS ID: 2397361) 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 Wood Heights is located within Township of Fishing River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ray County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wood Heights: Woods Heights.

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


Total Population 711
Population in Households 711
Population in Familes 622
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 312
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (83.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $136,058
Average Home Value $188,428


Median Household Income $57,982
Average Household Income $72,279
Per Capita Income $26,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.14%
Households -0.38% -0.16%
Families -0.24% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Wood Heights, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood Heights 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 # 432 58th
Population Density1 # 854 17th
Diversity Index2 # 508 51st
Median Household Income # 150 86th
Per Capita Income # 194 81st

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