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Wood Heights, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Wood Heights had a population of 724 as of July 1, 2020. Wood Heights ranks in the lower 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 Wood Heights is located at latitude 39.3395 and longitude -94.1627 in Ray County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wood Heights encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Wood Heights (GNIS ID: 2397361) 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 Wood Heights is located within Township of Fishing River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ray County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wood Heights: Woods Heights.

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Wood Heights, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 724 (100%)
Population in Households 724 (100.0%)
Population in Families 632 (87.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 318
Diversity Index2 13
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,555
Average Household Income $68,925
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $25,375
Wealth Index5 67
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (85.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $166,319
Average Home Value $247,785
Housing Affordability Index3 223
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 203
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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.09% 0.11%
Households 0.08% 0.15%
Families 0.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
Owner Occupied HU   0.17%

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Wood Heights, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood Heights to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 431 58th
Population Density # 851 18th
Median Household Income # 253 76th
Housing Affordability Index # 577 56th
Per Capita Income # 452 56th
Diversity Index # 580 43rd

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