This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, West Plains has a very low population density. West Plains is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
West Plains, MO is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. West Plains has a population density of 944, with 11,670 current residents.
Out of the 11,670 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 61% of the residents are married and 39% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 45% Rain
- 11% Snow
56°F average temperature
- 32 years Median home age
- $91,180 Median home price
- -2.93% Home appreciation rate
- 5.01% Annual property tax
As for living in West Plains, the air quality is 87% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 45% rainy, and 11% snowy. The average temperature is 56°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in West Plains, you should know that 54.9% of homes are owned while 34% of homes are rented, and 11.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $91,180, the median age of homes is 32 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.93% and the annual property tax is 5.01%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of West Plains, it’s important to determine the crime rate. West Plains’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in West Plains is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 33.68% Democratic, 64.49% Republican, and 1.83% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
74%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
6%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at West Plains, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.60% of residents are unemployed in West Plains (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed West Plains residents: 10.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.61% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.1% are in the customer service field, 26.9% are in the sales field, 0.34% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 24.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 74.24%, 4.46% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.62% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.70% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in West Plains, you should be aware that the average commute time is 16 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of West Plains have a few different options. 84% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.