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Northwoods, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Northwoods had a population of 4,115 as of July 1, 2016. Northwoods ranks in the upper 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 Northwoods is located at latitude 38.7035 and longitude -90.2824 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northwoods (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The City of Northwoods (GNIS ID: 2395271) 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 Northwoods is located within Township of Normandy, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northwoods 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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Northwoods, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,115
Population in Households 4,042
Population in Familes 3,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 5,849
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,605
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,088
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,190 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $77,282
Average Home Value $88,308


Median Household Income $31,911
Average Household Income $39,966
Per Capita Income $15,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.2%
Households -0.45% -0.25%
Families -0.55% -0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

Northwoods, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwoods 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 # 172 83rd
Population Density1 # 15 99th
Diversity Index2 # 643 38th
Median Household Income # 850 18th
Per Capita Income # 940 9th

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