South Fork, Missouri

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Population in 2010: 241.
Males: 137  (56.9%)
Females: 104  (43.1%)
Median resident age:

53.1 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,704
South Fork:

$39,704
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,694

South Fork CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,908
South Fork:

$119,908
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,355; detached houses: $127,023
March 2019 cost of living index in South Fork: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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Ancestries: German (66.7%), American (33.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1091 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (83.1 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (152.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (381.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

West Plains, MO (3.1 miles ),
Bakersfield, MO (3.5 miles ),
Brandsville, MO (3.9 miles),
Viola, AR (4.0 miles ),
Pomona, MO (4.1 miles ),
Koshkonong, MO (4.2 miles ),
Salem, AR (4.4 miles ),
Thayer, MO (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.63 N, Longitude: 91.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 417

Distribution of median household income in South Fork, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in South Fork, MO in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Missouri:

3.9%

Tornado activity:

South Fork-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the South Fork place 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 0.4 miles away from the place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Fork-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 501% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 114.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 276.4 miles away from South Fork 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 118.9 miles away from South Fork center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from South Fork 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 139.4 miles away from South Fork center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Howell County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 11, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near South Fork:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, WEST PLAINS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WEST PLAINS, MO)
  • WEST VUE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WEST PLAINS, MO)
  • DIALYSIS CLINICS, INC - WEST PLAINS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; WEST PLAINS, MO)
  • OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WEST PLAINS, MO)
  • BROOKE HAVEN HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WEST PLAINS, MO)
  • RIVERWAYS HOME CARE OF OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WEST PLAINS, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Fork:

  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 83 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 16,660)
  • Evangel University (about 83 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 84 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Drury University (about 84 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 86 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 90 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 93 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 6,486)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Howell County Rural Fire District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in South Fork: Hill Crest Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Howell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.3%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in South Fork:

Marital status in South Fork, MO
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 87.7%
  • Separated: 12.3%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in South Fork:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.8
Missouri average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Fork, MO (based on Howell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Howell County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Howell County:

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Howell County:

29.6%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Howell County:

14.4%
State:

13.5%

5.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Missouri average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oregon County, MO  0.48% ($29,031 average AGI)
from Texas County, MO  0.44% ($29,559)
from Greene County, MO  0.39% ($45,827)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greene County, MO  0.70% ($32,462 average AGI)
to Oregon County, MO  0.48% ($29,313)
to Texas County, MO  0.34% ($27,413)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Fork:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KCGS (960 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, AR; Owner: SOUTHLAND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KUKU (1330 AM; 1 kW; WILLOW SPRINGS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Fork:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KHOM (100.9 FM; SALEM, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKES BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOMT (107.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MAC PARTNERS)
  • KSAR (92.3 FM; THAYER, MO; Owner: BRAGG BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSPQ (93.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KPFM (105.5 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN HOME RADIO STATION, INC.)
  • KMAC (99.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, MO; Owner: PEARSON B/CASTING OF G/VILLE, INC)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTLO-FM (97.9 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, AR; Owner: KTLO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTZ (93.5 FM; LAKEVIEW, AR; Owner: JOHN M. DOWDY)
  • KUNQ (99.3 FM; HOUSTON, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KUPH (96.9 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO; Owner: CENTRAL OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KUKU-FM (100.3 FM; WILLOW SPRINGS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.2mTotal length
  • 5,896Total average daily traffic
  • 741Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,208Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Peter M Connolly, Ne 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 36.634139 Lon: -91.963194), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Chip Perkins, Ne 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 36.634139 Lon: -91.963194), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Jim Lawrence, Ne 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 36.634139 Lon: -91.963194), Type: 103.6, Structure height: 29091 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Jim Lawrence, Ne 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 36.634139 Lon: -91.963194), Type: 103.6, Structure height: 29091 m, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • SOUTH FORK, Ne 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 28 (Lat: 36.634139 Lon: -91.963194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQRG719,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2013, Expiration Date: 05/09/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Fork, MO
  • 85.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Electricity


South Fork compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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