Cardwell, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Cardwell, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Cardwell had a population of 606 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cardwell is located at latitude 36.0475 and longitude -90.2909 in Dunklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cardwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dunklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Cardwell (GNIS ID: 2393741) 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 Cardwell is located within Township of Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dunklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cardwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Cardwell, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 606
Population in Households 606
Population in Familes 445
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $29,549
Average Household Income $41,213
Per Capita Income $18,033


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $40,777
Average Home Value $52,381


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.95% -1.36%
Households -2.06% -1.47%
Families -2.26% -1.52%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Cardwell, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cardwell to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 460 56th
Population Density # 403 61st
Diversity Index # 267 74th
Median Household Income # 971 6th
Per Capita Income # 916 11th

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