Willard, Missouri

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Willard, Missouri

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

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Low Property Crime
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Top 14% Willard Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Willard, Missouri

Comparing Willard 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
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 4
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 9
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Willard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Greene
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 65781
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.305
Longitude -93.428

Willard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station BOLIVAR 1 NE
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station BUFFALO 3 S
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
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Willard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,193 100%
Male 1,512 47.4%
Female 1,681 52.6%
Under 18 1,037 32.5%
18+ 2,156 67.5%
65+ 323 10.1%
Median Age 31.5
Average Family Size 3.14
White 3,121 97.7%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.7%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 36 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 0.5%

Estimated Willard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,330
Growth 137
Growth % 4.3%

Willard 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 28.3%
German 24.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
English 10.4%
Irish 9.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Dutch 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
European 1.8%
Norwegian 1.3%
Canadian 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Italian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Russian 0.5%
Northern European 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Willard 3,193 $43,646
Ash Grove 1,430 $39,318
Battlefield 2,385 $51,204
Morrisville 344 $30,357
Pleasant Hope 548 $35,625
Springfield 151,580 $38,114
Walnut Grove 630 $39,688
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Willard High Schools (2004)

Serves 985 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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