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Silex, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Silex had a population of 178 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Silex is located at latitude 39.1234 and longitude -91.0543 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Silex encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 509 feet.

The Village of Silex (GNIS ID: 2399821) 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 Village of Silex is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.


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Silex, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Silex, MO Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Silex, MO Wealth Index is 65
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 178 (100%)
Population in Households 158 (88.8%)
Population in Families 137 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20 (11.2%)
Population Density 922
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $69,231
Average Household Income $74,149
Per Capita Income $23,098
Wealth Index4 65

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (36.9%)
Median Home Value $271,154
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 53
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.53% -0.23%
Households -0.78% -0.38%
Families 0.85% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Silex, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silex to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 769 26th
Population Density # 420 59th
Diversity Index # 680 35th
Median Household Income # 121 88th
Per Capita Income # 568 45th

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