|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of West Plains is 12,170. West Plains, Missouri is the 2,749th largest city in the US.
West Plains is located entirely in Howell County.
The current population of West Plains (12,170) is it's peak population.
West Plains has grown 11.2% since the 2000. West Plains, Missouri's growth is about average. 42% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
West Plains has a population density of 900.4 people per square mile.
|2840||Town and Country||11,503||5.7%|
|2747||Gig Harbor, Washington||12,181||85.2%|
|2748||Little Chute, Wisconsin||12,170||14.3%|
|2749||West Plains, Missouri||12,170||11.2%|
|2752||Somersworth, New Hampshire||12,066||4.8%|
|2753||Glen Rock, New Jersey||12,064||4.5%|
|2755||New Kensington, Pennsylvania||12,052||-17.8%|
The total voting age population of West Plains, Missouri, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 9,198. The voting age population is 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.8% of the residents of West Plains are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of West Plains are 96.9% White, 2.0% Two or more races, 0.7% American Indian, 0.3% Asian and 0.2% Black. Additionally, 1.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In West Plains, 27.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 44.0%. On a per-household basis, 20.9% of families are below the poverty line in West Plains.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.3% of West Plains residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.2% of West Plains residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 26.3% have a bachelor's degree and 11.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among West Plains residents aged 5 and older, 1.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in West Plains is 1.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In West Plains, 17.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in West Plains is $36,865.
In West Plains, 54.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.0% of housing units in West Plains.
Of all the housing units in West Plains, 7.3% of them were build before 1940.
In West Plains, 25.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,400 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in West Plains is $624.
In West Plains, 71.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.