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Population (year 2000): 6,050. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,010 (+15.9% change)
Males: 2,810 (46.4%), Females: 3,240 (53.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 43.0 years
Median household income: $31,997 (year 2000)
Median house value: $123,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Branson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.0%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • Black (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (18.7%), English (14.5%), Irish (11.9%), United States (10.4%), French (4.1%), Dutch (2.9%).Missouri

Elevation: 722 feet

Land area: 16.2 square miles

Branson,

For population 25 years and over in Branson

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Branson city

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

3.5% Foreign born (2.0% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.4% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,925 (+46.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MO Springfield, (38.6 miles pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OK Tulsa, (187.6 miles pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (359.7 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: MO (2.8 miles Hollister, Rock, MO (3.7 miles Table Point, MO (6.3 miles Indian Creek, MO (6.4 miles Bull Beach, MO Rockaway (7.8 miles Woods, MO (8.0 miles Merriam West, MO (9.2 miles Branson Coney Island, MO (10.2 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2004: 45 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2005: 44 buildings, average cost: $186,600

Latitude: 36.64 N, Longitude: 93.25 W

Area code: 417


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (41.7%), Retail trade (15.5%), Educational,health and social services (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,465 (+173.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,167 (71.2%)


 

Crime in Branson by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 4 7 6
    per 100,000 66.1 66.1 115.7 99.2
Robberies 4 8 9 9
    per 100,000 66.1 132.2 148.8 148.8
Assaults 96 60 49 72
    per 100,000 1586.8 991.7 809.9 1190.1
Burglaries 133 101 92 76
    per 100,000 2198.3 1669.4 1520.7 1256.2
Thefts 679 607 637 784
    per 100,000 11223.1 10033.1 10528.9 12958.7
Auto thefts 29 13 31 36
    per 100,000 479.3 214.9 512.4 595.0
1004.8 799.8 821.5 976.2

Average climate in Branson, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Branson,

Branson-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1991, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Branson city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Steven Hill - College basketball player (Arkansas Razorbacks).


Hospital/medical center in Branson:
  • SKAGGS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (PO BOX 650 BUS HWY 65 & SKAGGS RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Branson:
  • CARROLL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; BERRYVILLE, AR)
  • NORTH ARKANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; HARRISON, AR)
  • ST JOHNS REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (about 36 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Branson:
  • SPRINGFIELD-BRANSON REGIONAL (about 42 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; ID: SGF)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 77 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; ID: XNA)
  • DRAKE FIELD (about 77 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; ID: FYV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Branson:
  • M GRAHAM CLARK (about 4 miles; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; ID: PLK)
  • BOONE COUNTY (about 28 miles; HARRISON, AR; ID: HRO)
  • AIR PARK SOUTH (about 29 miles; OZARK, MO; ID: 2K2)

Amtrak station:
BRANSON (BOB EVANS REST., HWY. 76 & 65) - Bus Station
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8 $28,623 $42,934 0 $0
Other Government Administration 23 $90,227 $47,074 3 $3,658
Judicial and Legal 5 $12,832 $30,796 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 44 $128,580 $35,067 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $29,623 $27,344 0 $0
Firefighters 31 $88,376 $34,210 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $6,288 $37,728 0 $0
Streets and Highways 18 $60,201 $40,134 3 $4,089
Health 9 $28,346 $37,794 2 $2,914
Water Supply 18 $49,653 $33,102 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 4 $10,437 $31,311 0 $0
Sewerage 25 $62,247 $29,878 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $13,959 $27,918 5 $1,884
Other and Unallocable 14 $32,924 $28,220 1 $1,302
Natural Resources 1 $2,823 $33,876 0 $0
Totals for Government 221 $645,140 $35,030 14 $13,846
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Branson:
  • SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Full-time enrollment: 14,680)
  • DRURY UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,125)
  • OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; BOLIVAR, MO; FT enrollment: 2,612)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 74 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 13,324)
  • MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE (about 92 miles; JOPLIN, MO; FT enrollment: 4,569)
Public high school in Branson:
  • BRANSON HIGH (Students: 1,013; Location: 935 BUCHANAN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Branson:
  • BRANSON JR. HIGH (Students: 540; Location: 263 BUCCANEER BLVD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BRANSON INTERMEDIATE (Students: 525; Location: 308 CEDAR RIDGE DR; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BRANSON ELEM. (Students: 489; Location: 396 CEDAR RIDGE DR; Grades: 03 - 04)
  • BRANSON PRIMARY (Students: 472; Location: 404 CEDAR RIDGE DR; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • KINDERGARTEN CTR. (Students: 297; Location: 402 CEDAR RIDGE DR; Grades: KG - KG)

Notable locations in Branson: Shepherd of the Hills State Fish Hatchery (A), Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery (B), Flag (C), Jim Lane Cabin (D), Branson Public Library (E), Branson Adult Community Center (F).

Cemeteries: Lewallen Cemetery (1), Branson City Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Table Rock Lake (A).

Creek: Roark Creek (A).

Parks in Branson include: Alexander Park (1), North Beach Park (2), Cantwell Park (3), Parnell Park (4), Eiserman Street Park (5), Mang Field (6), Sunset Park (7), Epps Park (8).

Post office: (A).  


Branson compared to Missouri state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Branson:
  • KOMC (1220 AM; 1 kW; BRANSON, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING CO. OF BRANSON, L.P.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KTHS (1480 AM; 5 kW; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KNWA (1600 AM; 5 kW; BELLEFONTE, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KLFJ (1550 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: 127, INC.)
  • KSGF (1260 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Branson:
  • KSMS-FM (90.5 FM; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UINIVERSITY)
  • KLFC (88.1 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: MOUNTAINTOP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCOZ (91.7 FM; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; Owner: COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS)
  • K204CN (88.7 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOZO (89.7 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP, INC)
  • KHOZ-FM (102.9 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRZK (106.3 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING CO. OF BRANSON)
  • KOMC-FM (100.1 FM; KIMBERLING CITY, MO; Owner: TURTLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KTXR (101.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: STEREO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCWD (96.1 FM; HARRISON, AR; Owner: HARRISON RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTHS-FM (107.1 FM; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KTTS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWFC (89.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KXUS (97.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMG (92.9 FM; OZARK, MO; Owner: MW SPRINGMO, INC.)
  • KQMO (97.7 FM; SHELL KNOB, MO; Owner: MAGIC CIRCLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWTO-FM (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KSPW (96.5 FM; SPARTA, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBPB (91.9 FM; HARRISON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Branson:
  • K17DL (Channel 17; BRANSON, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • K05JQ (Channel 5; BRANSON, MO; Owner: MILLER FAMILY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K25BD (Channel 25; BRANSON, MO; Owner: CHRISTIANS INCORPORATED FOR CHRIST)
  • KWBM (Channel 31; HARRISON, AR; Owner: R.S. COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBNS-CA (Channel 38; BRANSON, MO; Owner: THE VACATION CHANNEL, INC.)
  • KYTV (Channel 3; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • KOZK (Channel 21; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNJD-LP (Channel 59; BRANSON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KSPR (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SPRINGFIELD LICENSE LLC)
  • KOLR (Channel 10; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: VHR SPRINGFIELD LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDEB-TV (Channel 27; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: QUORUM OF MISSOURI LICENSE, LLC)
  • K41FQ (Channel 41; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K54FH (Channel 54; GREEN FOREST, AR; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC)

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