Howell County

Howell County, Missouri

1 Courthouse
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: (417) 256-2591
Fax: (417) 256-2512

On the central southern border of MO; organized Mar 2, 1857 from Oregon County. Name Origin: For Thomas Jefferson Howell, MO legislator; or for James Howell, a prominent citizen; or for Josiah Howell

Area (sq mi):: 928.33 (land 927.74; water 0.59) Population per square mile: 41.40
Population 2005: 38,400 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 3.10%; 1990-2000 18.40% Population 2000: 37,238 (White 95.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,959; median household $25,628; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,301-$20,763
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 20.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • West Plains County seat (11,112)

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