Wentzville Named to List of Best Small Cities for Families

Wentzville is one of just two cities in Missouri to be named in a list of the top 50 small cities for families.

Last week, Nerdwallet.com, a personal finance education website, released a list of the 50 best small cities (population 25,000 to 100,000) for families to live. Among the factors researched were household income, home values, population and income growth. Also factored in were numbers of families with children under 18 and the percentage of those families living in poverty.

The only other Missouri city to make the list was Wildwood, at #20. The next was Wentzville, at #40. Wentzville’s numbers were:

  • Median household income: $68,765
  • Median home value: $183,200
  • Population growth: 34.48 percent
  • Income growth: -10.79 percent
  • Families with children under 18 living in poverty: 6.8 percent

Although the median cost of a home in Wildwood was $350,300, the median income in Wildwood rose 11.26 percent, whereas Wentzville’s median income fell from 2009-2013.

First on Nerdwallet’s list was Sammamish, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, with only 1.9 percent families in poverty and a 16.65 percent income growth.

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