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West Peculiar township, MO map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 5,726 (45% urban, 55% rural)
Males: 2,831  (49.4%)
Females: 2,895  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,724 (5,028 owner occupied, 696 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

30%


Races in West Peculiar township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.3%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%

Median age of males: 35.5
Median age of females: 35.9

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Average household size: 2.89

West Peculiar township:

2.9 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,990 ($51,739 in 1999)
This township:

$61,990
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $606 (lower quartile is $375, upper quartile is $644)
Here:

$606
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $172,129 (it was $119,000 in 2000)
West Peculiar township:

$172,129
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,977 - $232,714

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $170,316
Here:

$170,316
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,579
Here:

$186,579
State:

$174,118

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $45,976
Here:

$45,976
State:

$127,773

Mobile homes: $74,988
Here:

$74,988
State:

$37,932
Population density: 160 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.2%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Peculiar.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in West Peculiar township: Belton Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), South Harper Peaking Facility (B), Barton (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wills Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creeks: Wolf Creek (A), West Fork East Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 41 (51% naturalized citizens)

West Peculiar township:  0.7%
State:  2.7%

62% of West Peculiar township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Missouri.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3926
  • Northeast: 157
  • Midwest: 1017
  • South: 362
  • West: 288

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $131,300

West Peculiar township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

2 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,762
  • One, attached: 29
  • Two: 64
  • 3 or 4: 97
  • 5 to 9: 27
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 66

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,500


Housing units in West Peculiar township with a mortgage: 1,161 (140 second mortgage, 97 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 266

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 61
  • 1995 to 1998: 231
  • 1990 to 1994: 368
  • 1980 to 1989: 429
  • 1970 to 1979: 509
  • 1960 to 1969: 224
  • 1950 to 1959: 117
  • 1940 to 1949: 31
  • 1939 or earlier: 79

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Peculiar township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 365
  • 6 rooms: 556
  • 7 rooms: 357
  • 8 rooms: 180
  • 9 or more rooms: 189

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Peculiar township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 69
  • 4 rooms: 108
  • 5 rooms: 40
  • 6 rooms: 37
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Peculiar township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 137
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,136
  • 4 bedrooms: 337
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 81

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Peculiar township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 94
  • 2 bedrooms: 117
  • 3 bedrooms: 63
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in West Peculiar township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 283
  • 2 vehicles: 794
  • 3 vehicles: 414
  • 4 vehicles: 138
  • 5 or more vehicles: 62

Cars and other vehicles available in West Peculiar township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 127
  • 2 vehicles: 94
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Other financial specialists (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Peculiar township:

  • German (25.2%)
  • United States or American (17.4%)
  • Irish (15.0%)
  • English (11.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.5%)
  • Swedish (2.2%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Russia (32%)
  • India (29%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Austria (5%)
  • Other Northern Africa (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,478 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 297 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 18 (1%)
  • Other means: 12 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 131 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Wood (1%)

2 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

98.0% of residents of West Peculiar township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,828
  • In family households: 5,432 (1,456 male householders, 227 female householders)
    1,446 spouses, 2,063 children (1,886 natural, 53 adopted, 124 stepchildren), 82 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 55 other relatives, 72 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 396 (153 male householders (125 living alone)), 184 female householders (170 living alone)), 59 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 635 2-persons, 375 3-persons, 429 4-persons, 166 5-persons, 55 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 295 1-person, 35 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

1,339 married couples with children.
284 single-parent households (79 men, 205 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 78
Here:

9.0%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

10.6%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

30.5%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in West Peculiar township:

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