Woods Heights, Missouri

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Wood Heights is a city in Ray County, Missouri, United States. The population was 742 at the 2000 census.



Wood Heights is located at 39°20′11″N 94°10′7″W / 39.33639°N 94.16861°W / 39.33639; -94.16861 (39.336254, -94.168611)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.44% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 742 people, 248 households, and 213 families residing in the city. The population density was 329.8 people per square mile (127.3/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 115.6/sq mi (44.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, 0.67% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.70% of the population.

There were 248 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,250, and the median income for a family was $53,393. Males had a median income of $35,865 versus $24,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,120. About 1.4% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

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