West Plains, Missouri Population 2020

12,279

West Plains is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 12,279, it is the 61st largest city in Missouri and the 2670th largest city in the United States. West Plains is currently growing at a rate of 0.09% annually and its population has increased by 2.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,986 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, West Plains has a population density of 925 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Plains is $51,433 with a poverty rate of 25.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $633 per month, and the median house value is $93,700. The median age in West Plains is 35.2 years, 32.7 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.1 males.

West Plains Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Plains was:

  • White: 95.31%
  • Two or more races: 2.74%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Black or African American: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Plains, Missouri is 12,279, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,257.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,986.

West Plains, Missouri Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202040,060-8-0.02%
201940,068-8-0.02%
201840,076-8-0.02%
201740,084-56-0.14%
201640,140620.15%
201540,078-53-0.13%
201440,131-116-0.29%
201340,247-298-0.74%
201240,545-46-0.11%
201140,591270.07%
201040,5640.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,64995.31%
Two or More Races3352.74%
Asian1120.92%
Black or African American930.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.27%

West Plains Population Pyramid 2020

West Plains Median Age

35.2


Total

32.7


Male

37.9


Female

West Plains Adults

There are 9,327 adults, (2,397 of whom are seniors) in West Plains.

West Plains Age Dependency

76.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

West Plains Sex Ratio

Female

6,430

52.61%

Male

5,792

47.39%

West Plains Households and Families

West Plains Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Plains Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
All54.2%45.8%
Female51.1%48.9%
Non Family40.5%59.5%
Male39.1%60.9%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1282.354.2
Non Family2,2841.1540.5
Married2,0293.1572.4
Female5673.5451.1
Male2483.1339.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Plains Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3183.99%
9th to 12th Grade5026.30%
High School Graduate2,58132.38%
Some College1,96224.61%
Associates Degree6598.27%
Bachelors Degree1,08213.57%
Graduate Degree86710.88%

West Plains Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,5946,7741,712
Multiple Races18218275
Hispanic797974
Asian737355
Native American333333
Black1010

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,056$31,522$23,867
Less Than High School$17,500$21,000$
High School Grad$23,672$29,390$20,676
Some College$21,910$28,115$20,417
Bachelors Degree$41,250$$39,792
Graduate Degree$49,750$$46,250

$28,056

Average Earnings

$31,522

Average Male

$23,867

Average Female

West Plains Language

West Plains Language by Age

West Plains Language

99.04% of West Plains residents speak only English, while 0.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

West Plains Poverty

West Plains Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,9272,82525.85%
Hispanic29813143.96%
Multiple3356218.51%
Asian1121816.07%

25.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.39%

Male Poverty Rate

26.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Plains

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Plains is Hispanic, with 43.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Plains is Asian, with 16.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.32%
High School19.23%
Some College18.61%
Bachelors or Greater13.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.78%
Female Employed17.26%
Male Employed14.75%
Male Unemployed6.25%

West Plains Income

West Plains Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,715$51,433
Families$47,156$65,050
Married Families$55,985-
Non Families$22,320$32,025

West Plains Marital Status

West Plains Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

West Plains Married by Age and Sex

West Plains Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Plains Marital Status by Race

West Plains Veterans

881

Number of Veterans

808

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam344
First Gulf War148
Second Gulf War110
Korea91
World War II55

$West Plains Veterans by Education

19.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Plains Employment Status

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

West Plains Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.53%

Born in Missouri

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.75% of West Plains residents were born in the United States, with 61.53% having been born in Missouri. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,279110.09%
201912,268110.09%
201812,257130.11%
201712,244110.09%
201612,233280.23%
201512,205-6-0.05%
201412,211490.40%
201312,162-64-0.52%
201212,226770.63%
201112,1491020.85%
201012,0471,1811.04%
200010,8661,9532.00%
19908,9131,1721.42%
19807,7418481.17%
19706,8931,0571.68%
19605,8369181.73%
19504,9188922.02%
19404,0266911.90%
19303,3351570.48%
19203,1782640.87%
19102,914120.04%
19002,9020.00%