West Plains Information

West Plains Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of West Plains, MO

General West Plains Information

State: Missouri

County: Howell County

Close cities: Pomona, MO, Pottersville, MO, Myrtle, MO, Brandsville, MO, Moody, MO, Caulfield, MO, Peace Valley, MO, Koshkonong, MO, Dora, MO

West Plains Population (census data)
Total 11,662 (+5.8% since 2000)
Male 5,310 (45.5%)
Female 6,352 (54.5%)

Population Density: 943 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 80.1 (US Avg is 100)

West Plains Elevation: 991 feet above sea level

Land Area: 12.4 square miles

Median Household Income: $27,935

Zip Codes: 65775, and 65776.

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West Plains Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • 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%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (14.5%)
  • German (13.8%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • English (8.3%)
  • French (2.5%)
  • Dutch (2.1%)

Local West Plains Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals
NFL Football: St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs
NBA Basketball: Memphis Grizzlies, Indiana Pacers
NHL Hockey: St. Louis Blues
NCAA Sports: Southwest Missouri State University,

West Plains School Information

High Schools
West Plains Senior High (602 E Olden, West Plains, MO, 65775 - West Plains R-VII District)
Middle Schools
Richards Middle (3461 County Road 1710, West Plains, MO, 65775 - Richards R-V District)
West Plains Middle (730 E Olden, West Plains, MO, 65775 - West Plains R-VII District)
Elementary Schools
Fairview Elementary (4036 State Route K, West Plains, MO, 65775 - Fairview R-XI District)
Glenwood Elementary (10286 State Route 17, West Plains, MO, 65775 - Glenwood R-VIII District)
Howell Valley Elementary (6461 State Route Zz, West Plains, MO, 65775 - Howell Valley R-I District)
Junction Hill Elementary (8004 County Road 3010, West Plains, MO, 65775 - Junction Hill C-12 District)
Richards Elementary (3461 County Road 1710, West Plains, MO, 65775 - Richards R-V District)
South Fork Elementary (3209 U.S. Highway 160, West Plains, MO, 65775 - West Plains R-VII District)
West Plains Elementary (1136 Allen Street, West Plains, MO, 65775 - West Plains R-VII District)
Other/Private Schools
Ozark Horizon State School (1715 Wayhaven Drive, West Plains, MO, 65775 - State Schools For Severely Handicapped District)

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