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Wardell, Missouri
Wardell
Wardell
Location of Wardell, Missouri
Location of Wardell, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Pemiscot
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.74 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
276 ft (84 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 427
 • Estimate 
(2019)
359
 • Density 1,273.05/sq mi (490.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63879
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-76966
GNIS feature ID 0728342

Wardell is a city in Pemiscot County, Missouri, United States. The population was 427 at the 2010 census. It annexed North Wardell in 2007.

History

A post office called Wardell has been in operation since 1902. The community's name is derived from the last name of R. L. Warren, an early citizen, and a dell near the original town site.

Geography

Wardell is located at 36°21′7″N 89°48′52″W / 36.35194°N 89.81444°W / 36.35194; -89.81444 (36.351983, -89.814559).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 272
1940 430 58.1%
1950 454 5.6%
1960 331 −27.1%
1970 275 −16.9%
1980 299 8.7%
1990 325 8.7%
2000 278 −14.5%
2010 427 53.6%
Est. 2019 359 −15.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 427 people, 172 households, and 123 families living in the city. The population density was 1,525.0 inhabitants per square mile (588.8/km2). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 696.4 per square mile (268.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.32% White, 3.51% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 172 households, of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 37.6 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Notable people

  • Bill Burlison, politician
  • Jeff Stone, professional baseball player
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