West Plains, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 12,268 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.9%
 
Males: 5,618  (45.8%)
Females: 6,650  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 65775.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,270 (it was $24,122 in 2000)
West Plains:

$30,270
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,682 (it was $15,019 in 2000)

West Plains city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,782 (it was $67,600 in 2000)
West Plains:

$98,782
MO:

$133,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $575.

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  • Races in West Plains, MO (2013)

    West Plains races chart
    • 11,18491.7%White alone
    • 4673.8%Two or more races
    • 3903.2%Hispanic
    • 880.7%American Indian alone
    • 380.3%Black alone
    • 280.2%Asian alone
    • 130.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in West Plains: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (17.1%), German (16.5%), Irish (16.3%), English (10.5%), Dutch (2.2%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 991 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

Population density: 992 people per square mile   (low).

West Plains,MO real estate house value index trend

West Plains, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in West Plains:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Plains city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

125 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Missouri:

3.9%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 83 registered sex offenders living in West Plains, Missouri as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Plains to the number of sex offenders is 148 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $690 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $724 (0.7%)

West Plains satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (84.7 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (154.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (390.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: South Fork, MO (3.1 miles ), Pomona, MO (3.1 miles ), Brandsville, MO (3.3 miles) , Koshkonong, MO (4.0 miles ), Willow Springs, MO (4.3 miles ), Thomasville, MO (4.3 miles) , Mountain View, MO (4.5 miles ), Bakersfield, MO (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 49 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2007: 44 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $210,400
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $92,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.74 N, Longitude: 91.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,806 (+47.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,608 (80.9%)

Area code: 417

West Plains household income distribution West Plains home values distribution

Crime rates in West Plains by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0013010000200
per 100,000 0.00.09.227.20.08.70.00.00.00.016.60.00.0
Rapes 5433522242535
per 100,000 45.736.327.527.244.617.517.117.032.916.641.624.840.5
Robberies 2126772785724
per 100,000 18.39.118.454.462.561.217.159.565.741.558.216.532.4
Assaults 50772624104735345543525324
per 100,000 457.3699.0238.6217.789.3411.2299.8289.0451.7357.3432.3438.5194.4
Burglaries 134127140144153138160204147176135134140
per 100,000 1,225.61,152.91,284.91,306.01,366.11,207.21,370.71,734.31,207.41,462.51,122.21,108.71,134.1
Thefts 469548559638573645787702725676721676590
per 100,000 4,289.84,974.65,130.35,786.35,116.15,642.66,742.15,967.95,954.85,617.45,993.35,593.24,779.3
Auto thefts 23402229533938352728253124
per 100,000 210.4363.1201.9263.0473.2341.2325.5297.5221.8232.7207.8256.5194.4
Arson 2332392000000
per 100,000 18.327.227.518.126.878.717.10.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 393.1463.1390.4462.7395.7452.7453.6456.2459.7427.0487.2418.8353.9

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

Crime rate in West Plains detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 33 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Missouri average:

2.42
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,299 (+13.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in West Plains, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Plains-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.2 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Plains-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 114.7 miles away from West Plains 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 132.2 miles away from the city 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 248.2 miles away from the city center
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 107.6 miles away from West Plains center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 110.1 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 Howell County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Plains topographic map

Birthplace of: Dick Van Dyke, Porter Wagoner - Country Music Artist, Sled Allen - Professional baseball player and sports/music promoter.

Hospitals and medical centers in West Plains:

  • OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1100 KENTUCKY AVE)
  • DIALYSIS CLINICS, INC - WEST PLAINS (205 VALLEY VIEW DR)
  • RIVERWAYS HOME CARE OF OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER (114 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • BROOKE HAVEN HEALTHCARE (1410 NORTH KENTUCKY AVENUE)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, WEST PLAINS (211 DAVIS DRIVE, PO BOX 497)
  • WEST VUE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (210 DAVIS DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in West Plains:

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Colleges/Universities in West Plains:

  • Missouri State University-West Plains (Full-time enrollment: 1,484; Location: 128 Garfield Avenue; Public; Website: www.wp.missouristate.edu)
  • South Central Career Center (FT enrollment: 106; Location: 407 W. Thornburgh; Public; Website: www.scccwp.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Plains:

  • Three Rivers Community College (about 80 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,360)
  • Evangel University (about 85 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 85 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 85 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 6,486)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 85 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Drury University (about 86 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 91 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)

Public high schools in West Plains:

Private high school in West Plains:

  • FAITH ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 751 WORLEY DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Plains:

Private elementary/middle school in West Plains:

  • HERITAGE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 4607 STATE ROUTE CC; Grades: PK - 9)
See full list of schools located in West Plains, map of school districts:

Library in West Plains:

  • WEST PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $692,126; Location: 750 WEST BROADWAY; 67,973 books; 9,335 e-books; 2,269 audio materials; 2,403 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 104 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Plains: Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Ozark Regional Field Fire Office West Plains (A), West Plains Fire and Rescue Station 1 Headquarters (B), Howell County Rural Fire District Station 1 (C), West Plains Fire and Rescue Station 2 (D), James P. Harlin Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Park-way Shopping Center (1), Southern Hills Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in West Plains: Friendship Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Oak Lawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Burton Creek (A), South Fork Howell Creek (B), North Fork Howell Creek (C), Galloway Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Plains include: Buck Park (1), Lincoln Park (2), Butler Park (3), American Legion Field (4), Peoples Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Harlin Museum of West Plains (405 Worcester Street), Sahara Motel (3556 North US Highway 63).

Hotels: Best Western Grand Villa (220 Jan Howard Expressway), Figuro's Ramada Inn (1301 Preacher Roe Boulevard), Ameri Hospitality LLC (2105 Porter Wgnr Boulevard).

Court: West Plains City - Municipal Court (302 Jackie Garrett Drive).

Howell 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 2000 was 60.2. This is better than average.

City:

60.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 13.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

9.1

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

LIGHTNING BOWL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2013)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
TWIN BRIDGES CANOE AND CAMPGROUND (Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.2%
(28.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for Black residents, 94.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.4% for American Indian residents, 89.7% for other race residents, 39.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.2%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in West Plains in 2010:

  • 304 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 71 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in college/university student housing
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in West Plains in 2000:

  • 282 people in nursing homes
  • 89 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 61 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 34 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in other types of correctional institutions

West Plains, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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West Plains compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in West Plains (2011 data):

  • West Plains Bank and Trust Company: West Plains Bank And Trust Company, Drive-In Branch, Porter Wagoner Branch, Bradford Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $301.0 mil, Deposits: $242.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: West Plains Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wood & Huston Bank: 1310 Preacher Roe Branch at 1310 Preacher Roe, branch established on 1995/07/17; 1319 N Porter Wagoner Blvd Branch at 1319 North Porter Wagoner Boulevard, branch established on 1979/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $487.4 mil, Deposits: $429.0 mil, headquarters in Marshall, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Wood & Huston Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Landmark Bank, National Association: Porter Wagoner Branch at 1599 Porter Wagoner Blvd, branch established on 2008/01/01; West Plains Branch at 1802 East State Route K, branch established on 1999/03/11. Info updated 2011/09/28: Bank assets: $1,675.9 mil, Deposits: $1,490.4 mil, headquarters in Columbia, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Landrum Company
  • Community First Banking Company: at 1330 Southern Hills Center, branch established on 1997/11/13; West Plains Branch at 1220 Porter Wagoner, branch established on 1999/05/26. Info updated 2010/01/14: Bank assets: $132.3 mil, Deposits: $116.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of West Plains, Inc
  • Bank of America, National Association: West Plains Northway Branch at 1311 Porter Wagoner Boulevard, branch established on 1975/08/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • West Plains Savings and Loan Association: West Plains Savings And Loan Associa at 417 West Broadway Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $88.8 mil, Deposits: $71.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Great Southern Bank: 1210 Parkway Shopping Center Branch at 1210 Parkway Shopping Center, branch established on 1923/01/01. 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.
  • Bank of Thayer: Howell County Bank Branch at 960 Preacher Roe Boulevard, branch established on 1997/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $77.1 mil, Deposits: $66.5 mil, headquarters in Thayer, MO, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ozarks Legacy Community Financial, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Plains, Missouri:

  • Super 8 Motel West Plains, 1210 Porter Wagoner Blvd, West Plains, MO 65775 , Phone: (417) 256-8088, Fax: (417) 256-2369
  • Regency Inn & Suites, 1301 Preacher Roe Blvd, West Plains, MO 65775 , Phone: (417) 256-8191, Fax: (417) 256-8069
  • Pinebrook Lodge, 791 State Rt T, West Plains, MO 65775 , Phone: (417) 257-7769
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1605 Imperial Rd, West Plains, MO 65775 , Phone: (417) 257-3000
  • Victoria Gardens Bed & Breakfast, 1461 State Rt BB, West Plains, MO 65775 , Phone: (417) 256-3268
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Conference Center, 2105 Porter Wagoner Blvd, West Plains, MO 65775 , Phone: (417) 256-2220, Fax: (417) 256-3089
  • Econo Lodge, 220 Jan Howard Expy, West Plains, MO 65775 , Phone: (417) 257-2711, Fax: (417) 257-2711
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Plains, Missouri

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Missouri average:

11.0

West Plains travel time to work - commute West Plains mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Plains city (based on Howell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,50774
Mainline Protestant1,3548
Catholic1,1804
Other8076
Black Protestant1861
None23,366-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Howell County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Howell County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Howell County:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Howell County:

29.6%
Missouri:

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

14.4%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$32,375$35,3181$2,527
Other Government Administration 6$26,398$52,7965$500
Judicial and Legal 2$4,432$26,5922$3,042
Police Protection - Officers 26$76,190$35,1657$2,533
Police - Other 4$7,439$22,3170$0
Firefighters 11$37,786$41,22115$3,156
Streets and Highways 24$52,888$26,4441$791
Airports 1$3,491$41,8923$2,721
Health 1$1,977$23,7240$0
Solid Waste Management 22$45,522$24,8301$137
Sewerage 14$35,882$30,7560$0
Parks and Recreation 21$52,131$29,78915$7,714
Water Supply 13$32,696$30,1810$0
Electric Power 15$48,719$38,9750$0
Transit 4$7,098$21,2940$0
Local Libraries 8$17,480$26,2205$5,379
Other and Unallocable 6$13,731$27,4620$0
Totals for Government 189$496,235$31,50755$28,500

West Plains government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $2,198,000 ($179.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,395,000 ($113.71)
    Sewerage: $214,000 ($17.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000 ($11.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,473,000 ($1016.71)
    Central Staff Services: $1,918,000 ($156.34)
    Water Utilities: $1,392,000 ($113.47)
    Police Protection: $1,377,000 ($112.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $939,000 ($76.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $867,000 ($70.67)
    Libraries: $647,000 ($52.74)
    Regular Highways: $608,000 ($49.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $566,000 ($46.14)
    Sewerage: $370,000 ($30.16)
    General - Other: $338,000 ($27.55)
    Air Transportation: $325,000 ($26.49)
    General Public Buildings: $276,000 ($22.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $111,000 ($9.05)
    Financial Administration: $95,000 ($7.74)
    Transit Utilities: $94,000 ($7.66)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($1.47)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $303,000 ($24.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $534,000 ($43.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $593,000 ($48.34)
    Water Utilities: $369,000 ($30.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000 ($21.52)
    General - Other: $156,000 ($12.72)
    General Public Building: $71,000 ($5.79)
    Police Protection: $61,000 ($4.97)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($3.18)
    Libraries: $36,000 ($2.93)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($1.96)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($0.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($0.73)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($0.57)
    Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,972,000 ($405.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $305,000 ($24.86)

West Plains government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,909,000 ($155.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,731,000 ($141.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $474,000 ($38.64)
    Air Transportation: $272,000 ($22.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $365,000 ($29.75)
    All Other: $197,000 ($16.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $135,000 ($11.00)
    Transit Utilities: $40,000 ($3.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $650,000 ($52.98)
    Rents: $202,000 ($16.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $196,000 ($15.98)
    General Revenue, NEC: $117,000 ($9.54)
    Donations From Private Sources: $81,000 ($6.60)
    Sale of Property: $43,000 ($3.51)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $12,382,000 ($1009.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,900,000 ($154.87)
    Transit Utilities: $18,000 ($1.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($1.55)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($0.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,657,000 ($298.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,432,000 ($116.73)
    Property: $552,000 ($45.00)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $313,000 ($25.51)
    Motor Vehicle License: $133,000 ($10.84)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $92,000 ($7.50)
    Other Selective Sales: $61,000 ($4.97)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000 ($0.73)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.16)

West Plains government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,649,000 ($1601.65)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,196,000 ($1401.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,453,000 ($199.95)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $208,000 ($16.95)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $200,000 ($16.30)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,000 ($0.65)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $16,000 ($1.30)
    End of Fiscal Year: $7,000 ($0.57)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,927,000 ($401.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,362,000 ($518.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,260,000 ($102.71)

5.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oregon County, MO  0.40% ($23,321 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.38% ($17,220)
from Texas County, MO  0.30% ($22,000)


5.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greene County, MO  0.70% ($23,191 average AGI)
to Oregon County, MO  0.40% ($21,574)
to Texas County, MO  0.27% ($27,194)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Plains:

  • KWPM (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KUKU (1330 AM; 1 kW; WILLOW SPRINGS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KALM (1290 AM; 1 kW; THAYER, MO; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KBMV (1310 AM; 1 kW; BIRCH TREE, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)

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.)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSPQ (93.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, 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.)
  • KBMV-FM (107.1 FM; BIRCH TREE, MO; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMAC (99.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, MO; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF G/VILLE, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Plains fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 75m246ftTotal length
  • $387,000Total costs
  • 139,950Total average daily traffic
  • 26,064Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 131990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Plains, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Plains)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 100 (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 West Plains, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Plains)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in West Plains)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 146 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 206
  • Hazardous Condition: 49
  • Service Call: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - West Plains

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Plains, MO
Most common first names in West Plains, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21073.7 years
John18676.2 years
William15177.9 years
Mary13179.6 years
Charles10975.5 years
Robert10672.2 years
George7277.0 years
Ruth5879.5 years
Thomas5773.9 years
Roy5374.7 years
Most common last names in West Plains, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Collins13669.6 years
Smith9377.7 years
Johnson9377.2 years
Thompson5475.6 years
Williams4777.7 years
Martin4674.1 years
Brown4078.3 years
Hall3971.2 years
Harris3774.7 years
Moore3776.9 years
Businesses in West Plains, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike3
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Fashion Bug1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul4
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy2UPS3
Lane Furniture1Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
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