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Population in 2012: 10,842 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +79.2%
Males: 5,122  (47.2%)
Females: 5,720  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 65616, 65737.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,165 (it was $31,997 in 2000)
Branson:

$39,165
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,339 (it was $20,461 in 2000)

Branson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $170,018 (it was $111,800 in 2000)
Branson:

$170,018
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $191,653; Detached houses: $211,026; Townhouses or other attached units: $205,769; In 2-unit structures: $152,999; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,043; Mobile homes: $40,855

Median gross rent in 2012: $698.

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  • White alone - 9,497 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 659 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 269 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 38 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.2%)

Races in Branson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Branson: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.8%), English (10.6%), Irish (9.9%), United States (8.6%), Scottish (5.1%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 722 feet

Land area: 16.2 square miles.

Population density: 670 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Branson,MO real estate house value index trend

Branson, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Branson:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Branson city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

964 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:  9.2%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Branson, Missouri as of January 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Branson to the number of sex offenders is 175 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $960 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $844 (0.5%)

Branson satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (153.4 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (332.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hollister, MO (1.5 miles ), Table Rock, MO (1.8 miles ), Indian Point, MO (2.3 miles ), Kirbyville, MO (2.3 miles ), Bull Creek, MO (2.5 miles ), Rockaway Beach, MO (2.6 miles ), Merriam Woods, MO (2.7 miles ), Branson West, MO (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $319,700
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $294,600
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2010: 75 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $165,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.64 N, Longitude: 93.25 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Missouri's Entertainment capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,522 (+128.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,548 (71.2%)

Area code: 417

Branson household income distribution Branson home values distribution

Crime rates in Branson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 0000011001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.014.213.30.00.011.6
Rapes 4476692817
per 100,000 65.765.2116.095.594.3127.526.7105.712.981.2
Robberies 4899810198919
per 100,000 65.7130.4149.2143.2125.7141.6253.5105.7116.4220.4
Assaults 9660497252130117116102104
per 100,000 1577.1978.2812.21145.4817.01841.11560.81532.01318.91206.4
Burglaries 1331019276126127126119116142
per 100,000 2185.01646.61524.91209.01979.61798.61680.91571.61499.91647.1
Thefts 679607637784835929969905797897
per 100,000 11154.99895.710558.612472.213118.613156.812926.911951.910305.110404.8
Auto thefts 29133136423243221523
per 100,000 476.4211.9513.8572.7659.9453.2573.6290.5193.9266.8
Arson 1022400210
per 100,000 16.40.033.231.862.80.00.026.412.90.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 307.0) 671.8534.2570.4640.9650.6805.9732.1677.7551.7621.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Branson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 60 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Missouri average:

2.42

Branson tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Branson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Branson, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Branson-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1991, a category F4 (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 3/24/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Branson-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 177.6 miles away from Branson center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 209.0 miles away from Branson center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 320.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taney County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Branson topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Branson:

  • ACCESS HOSPICE CARE (800 HWY 248, SUITE B)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA (1756 BEE CREEK ROAD, SUITE G)
  • COX MEDICAL CENTER BRANSON (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 251 SKAGGS RD, PO BOX 650)
  • SKAGGS PROFESSIONAL HOSPICE (611 SOUTH SIXTH STREET)
  • BRANSON DIALYSIS, LLC (101 SKAGGS RD #301)
  • HEALING HANDS HEALTH CARE, LLC (673 SPRING CREEK ROAD)
  • SKAGGS PROFESSIONAL HOME CARE (P O BOX 650)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-BRANSON (996 STATE HIGHWAY 248)

Airports and heliports located in Branson:

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Amtrak station:

BRANSON (BOB EVANS REST., HWY. 76 & 65) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Branson:

  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 39 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 16,660)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 41 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Drury University (about 41 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Evangel University (about 41 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 55 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Crowder College (about 63 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • University of Arkansas (about 66 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)

Public high school in Branson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Branson:

Private elementary/middle schools in Branson:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 49; Location: 627 SKYVIEW DR; Grades: PK - 10)
  • THE APPLESEED CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 254 WILSON RD; Grades: PK - 4)
See full list of schools located in Branson, School District: BRANSON R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Notable locations in Branson: Branson City Campground (A), Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery (B), Shepherd of the Hills State Fish Hatchery (C), Don Gardner Golf Course (D), Pointe Royale Golf Course (E), Thousand Hills Golf Course (F), Payne Stewart Front Golf Course (G), Clifford and Lavon (H), Jim Lane Cabin (I), Moonshine Beach (J), Flag (K), Branson Fire and Rescue Station 2 (L), Western Taney County Fire Protection District Station 3 (M), Branson Public Library (N), Branson Adult Community Center (O), Branson Fire and Rescue Station 3 (P), Branson Fire and Rescue Station 1 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Branson: Tanglewood Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Lewallen Cemetery (1), Branson City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dewey Cove (A), Roark Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Branson include: North Beach Park (1), Parnell Park (2), Eiserman Park (3), Alexander Park (4), Sunset Park (5), Epps Park (6), Mang Field (7), Cantwell Park (8), Keeter Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Entertainment Concepts Inc (Museums; 3044 Shepherd Of The Hill Suite 307) (1), Antique Toy Museum (3609 W State Hwy 76) (2), American Presidential Museum (3107 West 76 Country Boulevard) (3), Downtown Branson Main Street Association (Museums; 119 West Pacific Street) (4), College of the Ozarks Clark M Graham Airport (Museums; 685 Graham Clark Drive) (5), Ozark Country Vacations (Tourism Consultants; 115 West Atlantic Street Suite 104) (6), The Ducks Ride (Water Parks & Slides; 2320 West 76 Country Boulevard) (7), 76 Mall Inn - Grand Country Inn (Water Parks & Slides; 1945 West 76 Country Boulevard) (8), Grand Country Store - Splash Country Indoors- Grand Country Inn (Water Parks & Slides; West Highway 76) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Exp Stes Branson (1970 West Highway 76) (1), Howard Johnson Hotel Branson (3207 A West Highway 76) (2), America's Inn 4 Less (1031 West Main Street) (3), Comfort Inn Thousand Hills (203 South Wildwood Drive # A) (4), Barrington Hotel (263 Shepherd Hill Expy) (5), Good Shepherd Inn (1023 West Main Street) (6), Country Hearth Inn (1360 West 76 Country Boulevard) (7), Hillbilly Inn (1166 West 76 Country Boulevard) (8), Country Hearth Inn - Branson (1360 W 76 Country Blvd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Branson City - Municipal Court (110 West Maddux Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Taney County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.9. This is about average.

City:

88.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Branson and their reported violations in the past:

ZOEYS (Population served: 465, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-11-2005), St Boil Water Order (2 times from OCT-11-2005 to OCT-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-11-2005), St Boil Water Order (2 times from OCT-11-2005 to OCT-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KANAKUK KAMP NO 1 (Population served: 440, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
EMERALD POINTE SUBD (Population served: 313, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-01-1999), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2000), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-01-1999), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-1999), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-01-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-1999), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-1999), St BCA signed (NOV-01-1999), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-1999)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-22-1999), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-1999), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-1999), St BCA signed (NOV-01-1999), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-1999), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-1999), St BCA signed (NOV-01-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-11-2000 and JUL-23-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2001)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KANAKUK KAMP WEST (Population served: 290, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KANAKUK KAMP NO 7 (Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KANAKUK KOUNTRY (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-08-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-1999), St Public Notif received (JUL-14-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-1999), St Public Notif received (JUL-14-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
TABLE ROCK-CAPE FAIR PARK (124) (Address: 4600 STATE HIGHWAY 165 #A , Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2000), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-25-2000), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2000)
TABLEROCK INN (Population served: 185, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-1997), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-1997), St BCA signed (SEP-16-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Branson that have no violations reported:

  • BRANSON (Population served: 6050, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • TABLE ROCK-INDIAN POINT (113) (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANAKUK KAMP NO 2 (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KANAKUK KAMP #14 (Population served: 360, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRIBESMAN RESORT (Population served: 358, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KIDS ACROSS AMERICA (Population served: 290, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TABLE ROCK-MILL CREEK PARK (115) (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TABLE ROCK-LONG CREEK PARK (110) (Population served: 135, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TALL PINES CAMPGROUND (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TABLE ROCK-OLD HWY 86 PARK (109) (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.3%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.8% for Black residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 54.4% for other race residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.5%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Branson in 2010:

  • 87 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
94 people in nursing homes in 2000

Branson, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Branson compared to Missouri state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Banks with most branches in Branson (2011 data):

  • Ozark Mountain Bank: Branson West Facility, at 400 South Commercial Street, Cedar Ridge Facility, Fall Creek Branch, Motor Bank West Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $294.9 mil, Deposits: $241.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancompany
  • Great Southern Bank: at 1510 State Highway 248, 1729 W Highway 76 Branch, 110 W Hensley Branch. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Point Royale Center Branch, Downtown Center Branch, Branson West Rdt Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Branson Bank: Branson Branch at 3285 Falls Parkway, branch established on 2002/08/29; at 1501 State Highway 248, branch established on 2000/03/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $161.5 mil, Deposits: $134.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Branson Bancshares, Inc
  • First Community Bank of the Ozarks: First Community Bank Of The Ozarks - at 931 State Highway 248, branch established on 2010/01/19; First Community Bank Of The Ozarks at 121 South Commercial Street, branch established on 1993/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $100.2 mil, Deposits: $88.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: M & L Holding Company
  • Arvest Bank: North Gretna Branch at North Gretna Road At Highway 248b, branch established on 2007/01/03; Branson Landing Branch at 123 Branson Landing Boulevard, branch established on 2006/05/26. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank: Branson South Branch at 513 State Highway 165, branch established on 2008/10/20; Branson Branch at 1540 State Highway 248, branch established on 2005/08/22. Info updated 2011/03/28: Bank assets: $1,093.3 mil, Deposits: $919.6 mil, headquarters in Springfield, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc
  • Commerce Bank: Branson Financial Center Branch at 500 W Main St, branch established on 1993/05/29. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Armed Forces Bank, National Association: Branson Wal-Mart # 73 Branch at 1101 Branson Hill S Pkway, branch established on 2008/06/11. Info updated 2010/12/16: Bank assets: $1,839.7 mil, Deposits: $1,387.5 mil, headquarters in Fort Leavenworth, KS, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Branson, Missouri:

  • Alpine Lodge, HCR 1 Box 795, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 338-2514
  • Best Western Knights Inn, 3215 W Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 334-1894, Fax: (417) 334-3437
  • Brighton Place, 3514 W Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 334-5510, Fax: (417) 334-2878
  • D J'S Motel, 1325 W Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 334-0600
  • Fiddler's Inn, HCR 1 Box 710-20, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 334-2212
  • Foxborough Inn, HC 1 Box 3380, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 335-4369
  • Lodge Of The Ozarks, 3431 W Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 334-7535, Fax: (417) 334-6861
  • Peach Tree Inn, 2450 GRN MTN Dr, Branson, MO 65616 , Phone: (417) 335-5900, Fax: (417) 335-6606
  • 76 other hotels and motels
All 84 fire-safe hotels and motels in Branson, Missouri

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Branson travel time to work - commute Branson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Branson city (based on Taney County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.25%
Here: 32.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Methodist Church
Adherents32.9%12.4%9.1%7.8%7.2%
Congregations16.0%4.0%8.0%4.0%4.0%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents5.5%4.8%4.0%2.9%13.5%
Congregations10.0%4.0%4.0%12.0%34.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Taney County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Taney County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Taney County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 75
Here:

16.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taney County:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$39,748$43,3610$0
Other Government Administration 28$109,584$46,9650$0
Judicial and Legal 5$21,476$51,5420$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$116,722$38,9070$0
Police - Other 14$36,166$30,9990$0
Firefighters 37$118,586$38,4600$0
Fire - Other 2$5,506$33,0360$0
Streets and Highways 17$55,622$39,2630$0
Health 8$26,885$40,3280$0
Solid Waste Management 6$16,080$32,1601$1,275
Sewerage 23$61,102$31,8790$0
Parks and Recreation 13$30,925$28,54614$10,412
Natural Resources 2$5,593$33,5580$0
Water Supply 19$54,106$34,1720$0
Other and Unallocable 13$42,757$39,4680$0
Totals for Government 234$740,858$37,99315$11,687

Branson government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,917,000 ($361.28)
    Sewerage: $2,955,000 ($272.55)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,566,000 ($328.91)
    Police Protection: $2,973,000 ($274.21)
    Water Utilities: $2,415,000 ($222.74)
    Central Staff Services: $2,157,000 ($198.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,125,000 ($196.00)
    Sewerage: $1,821,000 ($167.96)
    Regular Highways: $1,756,000 ($161.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,368,000 ($126.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $628,000 ($57.92)
    Financial Administration: $590,000 ($54.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $391,000 ($36.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,527,000 ($417.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,519,000 ($232.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $125,000 ($11.53)

Branson government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,704,000 ($157.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $670,000 ($61.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,775,000 ($163.72)
    Interest Earnings: $1,498,000 ($138.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,121,000 ($103.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $222,000 ($20.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,076,000 ($191.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $262,000 ($24.17)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $10,496,000 ($968.09)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,397,000 ($774.49)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,058,000 ($374.29)
    Property: $1,875,000 ($172.94)
    Other License: $551,000 ($50.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $551,000 ($50.82)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $243,000 ($22.41)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $60,000 ($5.53)

Branson government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $205,012,000 ($18909.06)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,377,000 ($12117.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,000,000 ($7378.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,365,000 ($587.07)

Branson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,398,000 ($6954.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,455,000 ($2255.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,835,000 ($1737.23)

11.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200532,378 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.52%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Stone County, MO  1.30% ($29,529 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.91% ($26,000)
from Christian County, MO  0.48% ($28,145)


9.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200626,224 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.79%
Missouri average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greene County, MO  1.17% ($20,077 average AGI)
to Stone County, MO  1.01% ($26,866)
to Christian County, MO  0.89% ($32,043)

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.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KLFJ (1550 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: 127, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSGF (1260 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Branson:

  • KLFC (88.1 FM; BRANSON, MO; Owner: MOUNTAINTOP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSMS-FM (90.5 FM; POINT LOOKOUT, MO; Owner: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UINIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • KQMO (97.7 FM; SHELL KNOB, MO; Owner: MAGIC CIRCLE RADIO, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KNJD-LP (Channel 59; BRANSON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KOZK (Channel 21; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Branson, Missouri:
  • Fatal accident count: 37
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 53
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 46
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 111
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
Missouri average:
  • Fatal accident count: 107
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 270
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Branson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 268 meters (879ft)
Total costs: $4,656,000
Total average daily traffic: 217,388
Total average daily truck traffic: 21,733

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 13
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Branson, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Branson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Branson, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Branson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Branson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 40 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 112
  • Hazardous Condition: 133
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 16

Incident types - Branson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Branson, MO
Most common first names in Branson, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11274.1 years
James9773.1 years
William9676.2 years
Charles8075.3 years
Mary7977.8 years
Robert7072.0 years
George5077.0 years
Helen4881.7 years
Ruth3982.0 years
Edward3481.1 years
Most common last names in Branson, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4077.6 years
Johnson3571.3 years
Miller2775.1 years
Brown2678.3 years
Jones2180.0 years
Williams2175.0 years
Harris1978.6 years
Davis1869.2 years
Wilson1673.0 years
White1677.1 years
Businesses in Branson, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Justice2
Aeropostale2KFC1
American Eagle Outfitters1Kmart1
Ann Taylor1Knights Inn1
Applebee's1Kohl's1
Arby's1La Quinta1
Banana Republic1La-Z-Boy1
Bath & Body Works2Lane Bryant2
Baymont Inn1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Marriott3
Best Western3MasterBrand Cabinets1
Brookstone1Maurices2
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's3
Casual Male XL1Motel 61
Charlotte Russe1Motherhood Maternity1
Chevrolet1New Balance2
Chico's1Nike5
Clarion1Old Navy1
Clarks1Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun2
Coldwater Creek1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn3Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2Quality2
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Deb1RadioShack1
Dennys1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
DressBarn6Red Roof Inn1
Dressbarn4Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue212
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear2Shoe Carnival1
FedEx9Skechers USA1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks3
GameStop1Steak 'n Shake2
Gap1Subway6
Gymboree1Super 82
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Hilton4T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell2
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Hot Topic1U-Haul2
Howard Johnson1U.S. Cellular1
IHOP1UPS7
IZOD2Vans1
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless1
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's3

Branson on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #3 (65616) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #51 (65616) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Sherry Behle (2)
  • George E. Belin (2)
  • Alden O. Forbes (1)
  • David N. Jones (1)
  • Frank English (1)
  • William Reilly (1)
  • Christopher Jacob Giesey (1)
  • Robert Mcdowell (1)
  • Rick Wiggins (1)
  • John T. Webster (1)

Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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