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People

Total Population 12,230
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,959
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,503
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,280
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,239

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,380
% Above Poverty Level 73.3%
% Below Poverty Level 26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.3%
Median Gross Rent $593
Median House Value $106,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 20.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bakersfield 289 $50,192
Brandsville 109 $21,250
Koshkonong 248 $22,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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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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