Wood Heights, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 703 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 345  (49.2%)
Females: 358  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,780
Wood Heights:

$55,780
MO:

$51,746

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,659

Wood Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $134,780
Wood Heights:

$134,780
MO:

$151,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $139,148; Detached houses: $138,203

Median gross rent in 2016: $925.

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  • Races in Wood Heights, MO (2010)

    Wood Heights races chart
    • 68495.4%White alone
    • 152.1%Hispanic
    • 101.4%Black alone
    • 71.0%Two or more races
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

Races in Wood Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wood Heights: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (31.2%), English (16.5%), German (11.6%), Irish (8.7%), Scottish (2.3%), Czech (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1978

Elevation: 1060 feet

For population 25 years and over in Wood Heights:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood Heights city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.1%
Missouri:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,456 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,522 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Independence, MO (22.2 miles , pop. 113,288).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (27.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (381.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Woods Heights, MO (0.6 miles ), Crystal Lakes, MO (1.3 miles ), Homestead, MO (1.6 miles) , Excelsior Springs, MO (1.9 miles ), Excelsior Estates, MO (2.1 miles ), Rayville, MO (2.3 miles ), Prathersville, MO (2.5 miles) , Lawson, MO (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $193,700

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 94.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 816

Wood Heights household income distribution Wood Heights home values distribution

Crime rates in Wood Heights by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0143.9
Assaults 120000020010
per 100,000 129.7256.10.00.00.00.00.0282.10.00.0142.90.0
Burglaries 3112201271343
per 100,000 389.1128.0128.5255.82,670.2135.5277.8987.3141.6429.2571.4431.7
Theft 765200225277
per 100,000 907.9768.2642.7255.80.00.0277.8282.1708.2286.11,000.01,007.2
Auto thefts 211000111201
per 100,000 259.4128.0128.50.00.00.0138.9141.0141.6286.10.0143.9
Arson 000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0143.10.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 273.0) 23.021.145.028.1186.99.541.7148.149.664.4108.6125.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wood Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 6 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.34
Missouri average:

2.49
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Wood Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Wood Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Wood Heights city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wood Heights-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 343.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 292.8 miles away from Wood Heights center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 304.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 338.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 331.4 miles away from Wood Heights center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 305.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ray County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 17, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Wood Heights:

  • ROYAL CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • VALLEY MANOR AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS CITY HOSP AND CONV (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • LAWSON MANOR AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAWSON, MO)
  • SHIRKEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RICHMOND, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wood Heights:

  • Grantham University (about 28 miles; Kansas City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 30 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 30 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)
  • Rockhurst University (about 31 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 31 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 35 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Wright Career College (about 40 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Public elementary/middle school in Wood Heights:

  • RIPLEY CO. ELEM. (Students: 129, Location: HWY 142 & CO RD 142 W-4, Grades: PK-8)
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Notable location: Wood Heights Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Wood Heights: Pisgah Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Woods Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Ray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 108. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

108
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.768. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.768
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.32. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.32
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 29.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.95
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.5%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.8%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Missouri average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Wood Heights city (based on Ray County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,69035
Mainline Protestant1,83913
Catholic2911
Black Protestant2462
Other1812
None14,247-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Ray County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Ray County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ray County:

30.3%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.4%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,382$28,5846$1,718
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$1,114
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$2,912
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,850
Totals for Government 1$2,382$28,58413$7,594

6.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, MO  2.24% ($31,057 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.91% ($32,038)
from Lafayette County, MO  0.41% ($22,943)


7.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, MO  2.70% ($34,996 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.82% ($30,521)
to Lafayette County, MO  0.44% ($26,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wood Heights:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KEXS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO; Owner: JEFFCO TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGGN (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GLADSTONE, MO; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCWJ (1030 AM; 1 kW; BLUE SPRINGS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ASSOCIATES, LP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wood Heights:

  • KAYX (92.5 FM; RICHMOND, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMZU (100.7 FM; CARROLLTON, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KRLI (103.9 FM; MALTA BEND, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wood Heights:

  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wood Heights)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • WOOD HGTS FD, Sw Cor Of Hwy 10 & M (Lat: 39.339806 Lon: -94.146167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WPMQ390
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.255 MHzGrant Date: 08/30/2013, Expiration Date: 11/03/2023, Certifier: William E EdgarRegistrant: Midwest Mobile Radio Service, Inc., 812 South 10th Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501, Phone: (816) 279-2065, Fax: (816) 233-8862, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0BWY, Licensee ID: L01337291, Grant Date: 10/30/2007, Expiration Date: 10/30/2017, Certifier: Clare A Fisk, Registrant: Clare A Fisk, 116 Ridgeway Dr, Wood Heights, MO 64024

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5913Z , Serial Number: 22-9781, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1964
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce R Bellemore, 104 Brian St, Wood Heights, MO 64024, Other Owners: Donna A Bellemore

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9

Wood Heights compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
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