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Merriam Woods, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Merriam Woods is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Taney County at latitude 36.7192 and longitude -93.1739. Taney County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Merriam Woods, but most people and references simply refer to it as Merriam Woods, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Merriam Woods indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Merriam Woods (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Merriam Woods, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,822
Population in Households 1,811
Population in Familes 1,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 1,142
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 691
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 462
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $101,218


Median Household Income $30,435
Average Household Income $36,352
Per Capita Income $14,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.8% 0.92%
Households 0.69% 0.88%
Families -0.5% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.


Merriam Woods, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merriam Woods 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 # 276 73rd
Population Density1 # 294 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 256 75th
Median Household Income # 879 15th
Per Capita Income # 980 5th

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