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West Point township, MO map Land area: 32.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 573 (all rural)
Males: 297  (51.8%)
Females: 276  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 573 (481 owner occupied, 92 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

30%


Races in West Point township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 34.8
Median age of females: 35.7

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Average household size: 2.70

West Point township:

2.7 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.21

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,856 ($32,589 in 1999)
This township:

$38,856
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $379 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $443)
Here:

$379
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,190 (it was $64,200 in 2000)
West Point township:

$101,190
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,219 - $149,795

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $163,947
Here:

$163,947
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $83,136
Here:

$83,136
State:

$37,932
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

19.4%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

8.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Amsterdam.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Forbes Cemetery (1), Walley Cemetery (2), West Point Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willow Branch (A), Plum Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (67% naturalized citizens)

West Point township:  1.0%
State:  2.7%

60% of West Point township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 344
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 131
  • South: 29
  • West: 29
West Point township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 9.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 164
  • Mobile homes: 49

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,200


Housing units in West Point township with a mortgage: 34 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 48

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 24
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 61
  • 1960 to 1969: 30
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 2
  • 1939 or earlier: 48

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 37
  • 5 rooms: 46
  • 6 rooms: 33
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 50
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Point township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 51
  • 2 vehicles: 68
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (42%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Point township:

  • United States or American (34.8%)
  • German (19.9%)
  • English (14.0%)
  • Scottish (5.3%)
  • Irish (4.3%)
  • Norwegian (3.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.8%)

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

  • Germany (67%)
  • Honduras (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 133 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 51 (24%)
  • Walked: 12 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 15 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

98.4% of residents of West Point township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 546
  • In family households: 454 (114 male householders, 19 female householders)
    118 spouses, 177 children (175 natural, 0 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 1 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 92 (45 male householders (35 living alone)), 25 female householders (21 living alone)), 22 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 52 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 56 1-person, 11 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

122 married couples with children.
34 single-parent households (14 men, 20 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

2.7%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

6.7%
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 Point township:

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