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West Plains is a city in Howell County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of West Plains is 36.728N. The longitude is -91.852W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,930.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West Plains demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Howell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65775 ZIP code.
18% of West Plains residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Plains ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Plains was $15,019, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of West Plains residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in West Plains, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $276. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $615.
Libraries in West Plains include West Plains Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in West Plains include West Plains Daily Quill
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSMW.
Howell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Plains political report.
The average commute time for West Plains workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Plains between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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