Wardsville, Missouri

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Wardsville, Missouri

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High Points

Wardsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Wardsville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Wardsville People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Wardsville Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Wardsville, Missouri

Comparing Wardsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Age of the Population 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Wardsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
County Cole
Standard Zip Codes 65101
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.488
Longitude -92.174

Wardsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
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Wardsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 976 100%
Male 482 49.4%
Female 494 50.6%
Under 18 306 31.4%
18+ 670 68.6%
65+ 98 10%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.23
White 972 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Wardsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 967
Growth -9
Growth % -0.9%

Wardsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 64.8%
US/American 13.8%
Irish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Italian 2.8%
English 2.6%
European 1.5%
French Canadian 1.3%
Dutch 1%
British 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wardsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cedar City (65101)
Honey Creek (65101)
Jefferson Cty (65101)
Osage Bend (65101)
Osage Bluff (65101)
Osage City (65101)
Schubert (65101)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wardsville 976 $62,188
Holts Summit 2,935 $40,701
Jefferson City 39,636 $52,627
Lohman 168 $59,375
St. Thomas 287 $44,250
Taos 870 $55,714
Westphalia 320 $47,500
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