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Merriam Woods, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Village of Merriam Woods had a population of 1,901 as of July 1, 2019. Merriam Woods ranks in the upper 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 Merriam Woods is located at latitude 36.714 and longitude -93.1618 in Taney County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Merriam Woods encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taney County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The Village of Merriam Woods (GNIS ID: 2399318) 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 Merriam Woods is located within Township of Jasper, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taney County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Merriam Woods, MO Housing Affordability Index is 234
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

Merriam Woods, MO Wealth Index is 41
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 1,901 (100%)
Population in Households 1,889 (99.4%)
Population in Families 1,486 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,256
Diversity Index2 21
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,579
Average Household Income $46,070
Per Capita Income $18,222
Wealth Index4 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $73,783
Housing Affordability Index3 234
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 717
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 477
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 0.89% 1.08%
Households 0.78% 1.01%
Families 0.18% 0.91%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Merriam Woods, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merriam Woods 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 # 272 74th
Population Density # 231 78th
Diversity Index # 264 74th
Median Household Income # 963 7th
Per Capita Income # 915 12th

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