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Wardell, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Wardell had a population of 402 as of July 1, 2017. Wardell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wardell is located at latitude 36.3538 and longitude -89.8153 in Pemiscot County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wardell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pemiscot County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 276 feet.

The Town of Wardell (GNIS ID: 2397722) 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 Town of Wardell is located within Township of Little River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pemiscot County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wardell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wardell, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 402
Daytime Population: Workers 57
Daytime Population: Residents 251
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 402
Population in Familes 327
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,423
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $36,787
Average Household Income $48,040
Per Capita Income $19,711


Total Housing Units 187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $53,472
Average Home Value $62,615


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.83% -0.86%
Households -0.74% -0.75%
Families -1.65% -0.93%
Median Household Income   -0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Wardell, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wardell to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 560 46th
Population Density # 190 82nd
Diversity Index # 163 84th
Median Household Income # 753 27th
Per Capita Income # 757 27th

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