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Cardwell, Missouri
Cardwell Depot
Cardwell Depot
Location of Cardwell, Missouri
Location of Cardwell, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Dunklin
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
249 ft (76 m)
 • Total 713
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,014.29/sq mi (391.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-11350
GNIS feature ID 0715393

Cardwell is a city in southwest Dunklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 713 at the 2010 census. The current Mayor of Cardwell is Brandon Cupp and the current aldermen are Harvey Beasley, Mike Clark, and Chuck Walls.


Cardwell was platted in 1895. The community was named after Frank Cardwell, an Arkansas banker who lent money to the town's founders. A post office has been in operation at Cardwell since 1895.


Cardwell is located at 36°2′50″N 90°17′33″W / 36.04722°N 90.29250°W / 36.04722; -90.29250 (36.047295, -90.292620).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 502
1910 874 74.1%
1920 1,043 19.3%
1930 861 −17.4%
1940 913 6.0%
1950 952 4.3%
1960 816 −14.3%
1970 859 5.3%
1980 831 −3.3%
1990 792 −4.7%
2000 789 −0.4%
2010 713 −9.6%
2019 (est.) 639 −10.4%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 713 people, 317 households, and 180 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,131.7 inhabitants per square mile (437.0/km2). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 612.7 per square mile (236.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.12% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.

There were 317 households, of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.5% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.


Southland C-9 School District operates two schools at Cardwell: Southland Elementary School and Southland High School.

Cardwell has a public library, a branch of the Dunklin County Library.

Notable people

The Missouri Bootheel is the home place of two members of The Kentucky Headhunters: Doug and Ricky Phelps. They grew up in Cardwell and Arbyrd and obtained their education from the Southland C-9 school district. Doug an d Ricky were both members of the Headhunters who then left to form their own band called - Brother Phelps. Once Ricky decided to take his music into a more gospel arena, Doug rejoined the Kentucky Headhunters as the lead singer. Doug and Ricky came back (as Brother Phelps) to the Missouri Bootheel. They performed at the Cotton Pickin Festival in Arbyrd; a place where they spent much time while growing up. The Kentucky Headhunters filmed part of the music video "Oh Lonesome Me" in Cardwell.

See also

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