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West Plains city, Missouri

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West Plains city, Missouri
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12,304
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12,304
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 12,009
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 12,184
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 11,986
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 793
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 0.7%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 54.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $99,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,001
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $401
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $624
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 5,041
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 1.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 83.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 71.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 26.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 14.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 50.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 39,721
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 247,800
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 408,981
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 414,994
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $33,822
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 15.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $36,865
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $22,764
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 1,548
Men-owned firms, 2012 878
Women-owned firms, 2012 288
Minority-owned firms, 2012 86
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,327
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 203
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,251
Population per square mile, 2010 900.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 13.31
FIPS Code 2978928
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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