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West Plains, Missouri


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West Plains, Missouri

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High Points

West Plains strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy West Plains Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% West Plains Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% West Plains Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of West Plains, Missouri

Comparing West Plains to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 2 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3
Male Share of the Population 1 3

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 2 3

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 3 6
People Above Poverty 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 3
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Working at Home 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 7

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
People Living Alone 8 7
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 4
Low Property Crime 1 1

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West Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 86 miles E of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Howell
Standard Zip Codes 65775, 65776
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.728
Longitude -91.852

West Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WEST PLAINS
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station DORA
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station WASOLA
Distance 39.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
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West Plains Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,866 100%
Male 4,948 45.5%
Female 5,918 54.5%
Under 18 2,700 24.8%
18+ 8,166 75.2%
65+ 2,308 21.2%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.87
White 10,401 95.7%
African-American 79 0.7%
Asian 77 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 104 1%
Other 56 0.5%
Mixed Race 142 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 179 1.6%

Estimated West Plains Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,348
Growth 482
Growth % 4.4%

West Plains Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 24.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
German 16.5%
Irish 12.6%
English 11.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
European 1.7%
Norwegian 1.4%
Italian 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
French Canadian 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
British 0.2%
South African 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Plains, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lanton (65775)
South Fork (65776)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Plains 10,866 $30,369
Bakersfield 285 $25,714
Brandsville 174 $30,000
Koshkonong 205 $16,250
Mountain View 2,430 $28,239
Thayer 2,201 $24,464
Willow Springs 2,147 $25,917

West Plains Public Libraries

Library
West Plains Public Library
750 WEST BROADWAY
West Plains, Missouri
(417) 256-4775

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West Plains Hospitals

OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1100 KENTUCKY AVE
(417) 256-9111
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in West Plains

(As of 2006)
1310 Preacher Rd/Hgwy 160
(417) 257-2800
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West Plains High Schools (2004)


(Sorted by Number of Students)

WEST PLAINS SR. HIGH
602 E OLDEN
417-256-6150
Serves 1,187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

OZARK HORIZON STATE SCHOOL
1715 WAYHAVEN DR
417-725-2880
Serves 17 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

SOUTH CENTRAL CAREER CTR.
610 E OLDEN
417-256-6150
A Vocational School

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1. Lebanon, Missouri 90.2   32.8% 17.9% 12.4% 15 $36,509 7.5% 4% 12,155 15.2% 63.1 0.3% 5.9
2. Nevada, Missouri 88   38.3% 18.9% 14.5% 15 $36,639 7% 4.2% 8,607 20% 69.1 0.4% 4.2
3. La Fayette, Georgia 86.8   32.1% 19.2% 10.4% 22 $29,141 6.9% 9.4% 6,702 20.9% 116.8 0.3% 5.2
4. Brainerd, Minnesota 85.6   37.8% 18.1% 14.1% 17 $35,212 7.7% 4.2% 13,178 17.6% 70.4 0.4% 5.4
5. Hannibal, Missouri 85.5   30.4% 16.8% 15.6% 15 $37,264 7% 9.4% 17,757 14.1% 80 0.3% 6
6. Neosho, Missouri 85.3   28.7% 17.1% 18% 18 $37,790 7.4% 9% 10,505 12.8% 53.6 0.3% 2.4
7. Joplin, Missouri 84.6   32.5% 15.6% 20.7% 16 $38,888 7.1% 8.6% 45,504 14.8% 91.2 0.3% 5.5
8. El Dorado, Kansas 84.2   32.8% 17.7% 16% 18 $40,461 7.6% 5.7% 12,057 13.5% 61.2 0.3% 4.1
9. Fort Scott, Kansas 84.2   35.9% 21.2% 17.7% 15 $34,531 7% 8.5% 8,297 16.3% 58 0.3% 5.7
10. McMinnville, Tennessee 84   33.9% 18% 11% 21 $32,759 7.3% 11.6% 12,749 24.6% 45.3 0.4% 5.3
11. Arkansas City, Kansas 83.4   31.7% 17.9% 14.9% 17 $39,962 7% 12.8% 11,963 16.4% 50.1 0.4% 5.1
12. Grants Pass, Oregon 83.3   31.7% 19.4% 14% 16 $36,284 7% 7% 23,003 14.9% 81.6 0.3% 3
13. Alliance, Ohio 82.2   31.4% 16.2% 13.3% 19 $37,011 6.7% 14.5% 23,253 18% 49.9 0.2% 3.4
14. Enid, Oklahoma 81.5   29.1% 16.4% 20% 16 $39,113 6.9% 12.8% 47,045 14.8% 56.1 0.4% 4.6
15. Delta, Colorado 81.4   29.1% 20.3% 13.5% 21 $34,798 7.5% 13.8% 6,400 14.4% 48.3 0.4% 6.6
16. Hutchinson, Kansas 80.7   32% 16.9% 17.2% 16 $40,094 6.6% 11.4% 40,787 12.7% 64 0.3% 5.4
17. Carthage, Missouri 80.6   29.9% 17.6% 14.3% 17 $33,927 7.4% 13.3% 12,668 19.2% 43.2 0.4% 2.1
18. Richmond, Indiana 80.5   33.5% 16.4% 13.8% 16 $38,346 6.8% 13.2% 39,124 15.7% 43.6 0.4% 4.6
19. Barberton, Ohio 80.4   29.8% 17.3% 10.6% 21 $39,387 7.7% 7.6% 27,899 13.3% 39.5 0.2% 2.1
20. New Castle, Pennsylvania 80.3   33.4% 20.7% 12% 20 $32,539 6.7% 13.2% 26,309 20.8% 44.5 0.2% 7.8
21. Gloversville, New York 80   33.9% 17.9% 12% 20 $34,713 6.9% 4.6% 15,413 19.3% 40.4 0.4% 3.6
22. Edwardsville, Pennsylvania 80   41% 21.2% 11.4% 20 $26,908 7.2% 4.6% 4,984 25.9% 42.5 0.3% 6.8
23. Laurel, Montana 79.8   27.9% 16.8% 14.9% 21 $40,068 7.1% 3.5% 6,255 10.8% 41.3 0.2% 3.2
24. Burlington, Iowa 79.5   31.1% 17.2% 16.1% 15 $40,912 6.6% 8.4% 26,839 12.6% 40.9 0.4% 6.3
25. Lebanon, Pennsylvania 74   35.3% 16.6% 8.6% 21 $34,045 7.4% 14.5% 24,461 16.2% 41.7 0.2% 7.5
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