West Plains, MO

12,259 Population
13.3 square miles 920.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
920.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
72.0%
was 64.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.9%
was 2.1%
 
Percent Under 18
26.0%
was 24.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
19.0%
was 19.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
27.7%
was 26.7%
 
Median Household Income
$32,641
was $32,250
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.7
47.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
340.6
was 267.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,671.2
was 6,107.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
5,630
was 5,809
 
Median Rent
$615
was $593
 
Total Building Permits
65
was 21
 
Occupied Housing Units
5,147
was 5,292
 
Homeownership Rate
52.7%
was 49.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
43
was 19
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
422.8
was 436.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.6%
was 16.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
22
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.6
was 3.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.4
was 1.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.2%
was 96.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
80.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.3%
was 86.4%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.7%
was 15.8%
 

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