is a city located in St. Charles County, Missouri
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 6,896.
Geography\nWentzville is located at 38°48'58" North, 90°51'26" West (38.816010, -90.857198)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 37.3 km²
). 37.3 km² (14.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.07% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 6,896 people, 2,456 households, and 1,846 families residing in the city. The population density
is 184.9/km² (478.9/mi²). There are 2,724 housing units at an average density of 73.0/km² (189.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.63% White, 12.02% African American
, 0.16% Native American
, 0.55% Asian
, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 2,456 households out of which 43.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% are married couples living together, 17.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% are non-families. 20.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.20.
In the city the population is spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $47,232, and the median income for a family is $53,082. Males have a median income of $38,423 versus $25,852 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,039. 11.6% of the population and 10.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.1% are under the age of 18 and 13.3% are 65 or older.
Notable natives include rock and roll legend Chuck Berry