The City of West Plains had a population of 12,293 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for West Plains is located at latitude 36.7281 and longitude -91.8524 in Howell County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Plains encompass a land area of 13.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Howell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,004 feet.
The City of West Plains has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for West Plains: Summers Addition, Westplains.
|Total Population||12,293 (100%)|
|Population in Households||11,838 (96.3%)|
|Population in Families||8,964 (72.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||455 ( 3.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$37,533|
|Average Household Income||$53,492|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$22,729|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||5,730 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,811 (49.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,378 (41.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||541 ( 9.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$107,692|
|Average Home Value||$134,786|
|Housing Affordability Index3||209|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.43%|
|Per Capita Income||2.04%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.3%|
The table below compares West Plains to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 68||94th|
|Population Density||# 416||60th|
|Median Household Income||# 882||15th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 531||51st|
|Per Capita Income||# 720||30th|
|Diversity Index||# 396||62nd|
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