West Plains is a city located in Howell County Missouri. West Plains has a 2020 population of 12,421. It is also the county seat of Howell County. West Plains is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 2.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,061 in 2010.
The average household income in West Plains is $53,320 with a poverty rate of 27.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $624 per month, and the median house value is $99,700. The median age in West Plains is 36.1 years, 31.9 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Plainswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 71.43%.
98.99% of West Plains residents speak only English, while 1.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.71% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in West Plains is Asian, with 58.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in West Plains is Multiple, with 20.33% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.24%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in West Plains
99.26% of West Plains residents were born in the United States, with 63.81% having been born in Missouri. 0.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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