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Population (year 2000): 10,866. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,348 (+4.4% change)
Males: 4,948 (45.5%), Females: 5,918 (54.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $24,122 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,300 (year 2000)

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Races in West Plains:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.8%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (14.5%), German (13.8%), Irish (11.2%), English (8.3%), French (2.5%), Dutch (2.1%).Plains, Missouri

Elevation: 991 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles

West

For population 25 years and over in West Plains

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Plains city

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,299 (+13.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AR Jonesboro, (102.1 miles pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Memphis, (171.7 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (434.2 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Brandsville, MO (13.0 miles) , MO (18.0 miles Koshkonong, Springs, MO Willow (18.9 miles View, MO (21.1 miles Mountain MO (24.2 miles Bakersfield, AR (24.9 miles Viola, AR (25.5 miles Salem, MO (26.5 miles Thayer,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 83 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 1999: 36 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2002: 79 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2005: 117 buildings, average cost: $87,600

Latitude: 36.74 N, Longitude: 91.86 W

Area code: 417


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.6%), Manufacturing (21.0%), Retail trade (14.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,657 (+52.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,205 (75.4%)


 

Crime in West Plains by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 3
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.2 27.6
Rapes 3 3 5 4 3 3
    per 100,000 27.6 27.6 46.0 36.8 27.6 27.6
Robberies 7 1 2 1 2 6
    per 100,000 64.4 9.2 18.4 9.2 18.4 55.2
Assaults 30 18 50 77 26 24
    per 100,000 276.1 165.7 460.2 708.6 239.3 220.9
Burglaries 88 93 134 127 140 144
    per 100,000 809.9 855.9 1233.2 1168.8 1288.4 1325.2
Thefts 438 432 469 548 559 638
    per 100,000 4030.9 3975.7 4316.2 5043.3 5144.5 5871.5
Auto thefts 23 21 23 40 22 29
    per 100,000 211.7 193.3 211.7 368.1 202.5 266.9
320.4 281.3 391.9 472.2 385.8 448.4

Average climate in West Plains, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West

West Plains-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the West Plains city center killed 2 people and injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Dick Van Dyke.


Hospital/medical center in West Plains:
  • OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER (1100 KENTUCKY AVENUE, PO BOX 1100)
Other hospitals/medical centers near West Plains:
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO)
  • FULTON COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; SALEM, AR)
  • EASTERN OZARKS REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM (about 38 miles; CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Plains:
  • WAYNESVILLE RGNL ARPT AT FORNEY FIELD (about 71 miles; FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO; ID: TBN)
  • LEE C FINE MEMORIAL (about 104 miles; KAISER LAKE OZARK, MO; ID: AIZ)
  • SPRINGFIELD-BRANSON REGIONAL (about 111 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; ID: SGF)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Plains:
  • WEST PLAINS MUNI (about 10 miles; WEST PLAINS, MO; ID: UNO)
  • WILLOW SPRINGS MEMORIAL (about 18 miles; WILLOW SPRINGS, MO; ID: 1H5)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW (about 21 miles; MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO; ID: MNF)

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
Transit 2 $3,427 $20,562 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $25,747 $23,766 0 $0
Airports 2 $4,173 $25,038 2 $1,098
Financial Administration 7 $18,020 $30,891 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $23,504 $40,292 1 $279
Judicial and Legal 4 $8,187 $24,561 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 24 $52,011 $26,005 9 $1,156
Police - Other 4 $7,833 $23,499 1 $870
Firefighters 10 $21,533 $25,839 14 $2,728
Electric Power 17 $35,710 $25,207 0 $0
Local Libraries 8 $16,182 $24,273 5 $3,275
Other and Unallocable 5 $10,300 $24,720 1 $1,601
Streets and Highways 24 $45,112 $22,556 3 $3,064
Health 1 $2,203 $26,436 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 21 $38,355 $21,917 0 $0
Sewerage 11 $23,986 $26,166 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 22 $43,594 $23,778 4 $2,325
Totals for Government 182 $379,877 $25,046 40 $16,396
Colleges/Universities in West Plains:
  • SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-WEST PLAINS (Full-time enrollment: 972; Location: 128 GARFIELD AVENUE; Public; Website: www.wp.smsu.edu/)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL CAREER CENTER (FT enrollment: 135; Location: 610 E OLDEN; Public; Website: wphs.k12.mo.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Plains:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA (about 79 miles; ROLLA, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,181)
  • SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 101 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; FT enrollment: 14,680)
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 103 miles; STATE UNIVERSITY, AR; FT enrollment: 8,696)
  • HARDING UNIVERSITY (about 103 miles; SEARCY, AR; FT enrollment: 3,959)
  • DRURY UNIVERSITY (about 106 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,125)
  • OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 109 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE BRANCH (about 113 miles; BEEBE, AR; FT enrollment: 3,840)
Public high schools in West Plains:
  • WEST PLAINS SR. HIGH (Students: 1,187; Location: 602 E OLDEN; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL CAREER CTR. (Location: 610 E OLDEN; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Plains:
  • WEST PLAINS ELEM. (Students: 620; Location: 1136 ALLEN ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WEST PLAINS MIDDLE (Students: 568; Location: 730 E OLDEN; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEM. (Students: 561; Location: 4036 STATE RTE K; Grades: KG - 08)
  • GLENWOOD ELEM. (Students: 268; Location: 10286 STATE RTE 17; Grades: KG - 08)
  • RICHARDS ELEM. (Students: 263; Location: 3461 COUNTY RD 1710; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JUNCTION HILL ELEM. (Students: 249; Location: 8004 COUNTY RD 3010; Grades: KG - 08)
  • HOWELL VALLEY ELEM. (Students: 239; Location: 6461 STATE RTE ZZ; Grades: KG - 08)
  • RICHARDS MIDDLE (Students: 131; Location: 3461 COUNTY RD 1710; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTH FORK ELEM. (Students: 129; Location: 3209 US HWY 160; Grades: KG - 06)
  • OZARK HORIZON STATE SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 1715 WAYHAVEN DR; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in West Plains:
  • FAITH ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 70; Location: P.O. BOX 748; Grades: UG - UG)
  • ST MARYS REGIONAL CATHOLIC (Students: 57; Location: 957 S THAYER AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in West Plains:
  • WEST PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $539,245; Location: 750 WEST BROADWAY; 52,115 books; 863 audio materials; 1,430 video materials; 115 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: James P. Harlin Museum (A).

Shopping Centers: Park-way Shopping Center (1), Southern Hills Shopping Center (2).

Church in West Plains: Friendship Church (A).

Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery (1).

Creeks: Galloway Creek (A), North Fork Howell Creek (B), Burton Creek (C), South Fork Howell Creek (D).

Parks in West Plains include: American Legion Field (1), Buck Park (2), Butler Park (3), Lincoln Park (4), Peoples Park (5).


West Plains compared to Missouri state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in West Plains:
  • KWPM (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KUKU (1330 AM; 1 kW; WILLOW SPRINGS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KALM (1290 AM; 1 kW; THAYER, MO; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KBMV (1310 AM; 1 kW; BIRCH TREE, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in West Plains:
  • K269EH (101.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSMW (90.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SW MO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKDY (102.5 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CENTRAL OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • K224CF (92.7 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF MTN. HOME, INC.)
  • KSPQ (93.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KUPH (96.9 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO; Owner: CENTRAL OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KSAR (92.3 FM; THAYER, MO; Owner: BRAGG BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUNQ (99.3 FM; HOUSTON, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KUKU-FM (100.3 FM; WILLOW SPRINGS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBMV-FM (107.1 FM; BIRCH TREE, MO; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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