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Overview

Introduction to Branson, Missouri

Branson, Missouri, in Taney county, is located 39 miles S of Springfield, Missouri and 158 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Branson History

Rueben Branson opened the post office in the area in 1882. In 1903, Branson founders planned on opening an industrial center in the city to supply lumber and manufactured goods outside the Ozarks. In 1904, many resorts, stables and hotels were established in the area to accommodate travelers, workers and fishermen. The city of Branson was incorporated officially in 1912. After World War II, the city grew to become an ideal spot for a flourishing community of hand-craft makers. Lake Taneycomo was formed as a result of the construction of the Branson’s Powersite Dam.

Branson and nearby Attractions

  • Alexander Park
  • Antique Toy Museum
  • Silver Dollar City
  • Roy Rogers Museum
  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Things To Do In Branson

The Titanic Museum showcases artifacts from the RMS Titanic wreckage. Fishing, swimming, boating and camping opportunities are all available at North Beach Park, Sunset Park and Table Rock State Park. Branson hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Branson Fest, the Festival of American Music and Crafts, Bluegrass & BBQ and Plumb Nellie Days.

Branson Transportation

Springfield-Branson Regional is the nearest major airport.

Branson Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include the College of the Ozarks, North Arkansas College, Missouri State University, Evangel University and Ozarks Technical Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,158
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens22.5%
Employed Population 16+5,014
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.3%
Median Earnings25+$23,362
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,445
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,072

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,001
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$734
Median House Value$157,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.1%
German21%
Irish13.4%
English12.4%
Italian3.2%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch2.8%
French Except Basque2.6%
Polish1.5%
Czech1.3%
Norwegian0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Russian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Branson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Taney County
Standard Zip Codes65616
P.O. Box Zip Codes65615
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.64
Approximate Longitude-93.24

Branson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOZARK BEACH
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationGALENA 1 SW
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationCASSVILLE RANGER STN
Distance35.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Branson West624$52,500
Forsyth2,373$50,216
Hollister4,444$37,724
Kimberling City2,604$54,973
Reeds Spring1,047$50,833
Rockaway Beach866$53,194

Branson Hospitals

Cox Medical Center Branson
(Non-profit)
251 Skaggs Rd.
(417) 335-7000

Branson Public Schools

Branson High
935 Buchanan Rd
ZIP: 65616
(417) 334-6511
High
Total Enrollment 1385
Branson Jr. High
263 Buccaneer Blvd
ZIP: 65616
(417) 334-3087
Middle
Total Enrollment 726
Buchanan Elementary
1000 Buchanan Road
ZIP: 65616
(417) 243-2530
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Buchanan Intermediate
766 Buchanan Rd
ZIP: 65616
(417) 332-3201
Middle
Total Enrollment 457
Cedar Ridge Elementary
396 Cedar Ridge Dr
ZIP: 65616
(417) 334-5135
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Cedar Ridge Intermediate
308 Cedar Ridge Drive
ZIP: 65616
(417) 334-5137
Middle
Total Enrollment 512
Cedar Ridge Primary
402 Cedar Ridge Dr
ZIP: 65616
(417) 336-1887
Primary
Total Enrollment 298

Branson Private Schools

The Appleseed Christian Academy
658 Walkington Ln
ZIP: 65616
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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