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West Plains Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of West Plains Area is 40,469. The West Plains Area population density is 43.59 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 86.48 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in West Plains Area is white, which represent 96.07% of the total population. The average West Plains Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 40,469. #661

Population Density, #652

West Plains Area
43.59 per square mile
86.48 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:38,877 (96.07%, #60)
Black:114 (0.28%, #852)
Hispanic:735 (1.82%, #756)
Asian:259 (0.64%, #594)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):190 (0.47%, #382)
One Race, Other:224 (0.55%, see rank)
Two or More Races:805 (1.99%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

28,435 (70.26%) out of the total population of 40,469 reported first ancestry.

 West Plains Area% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Arab60.01%, see rank0.31%0.56%
Czech1070.26%, see rank0.47%0.47%
Danish2000.49%, see rank0.31%0.42%
Dutch7931.96%, see rank1.60%1.40%
English4,17310.31%, see rank9.24%8.02%
French1,3203.26%, see rank3.39%3.34%
German6,02914.90%, see rank24.92%15.03%
Greek820.20%, see rank0.27%0.41%
Hungarian170.04%, see rank0.25%0.46%
Irish5,60413.85%, see rank13.47%10.80%
Italian6501.61%, see rank3.50%5.52%
Norwegian4511.11%, see rank0.72%1.42%
Polish3770.93%, see rank1.75%3.01%
Portuguese780.19%, see rank0.10%0.44%
Russian5851.45%, see rank0.51%0.92%
Scotch-Irish4341.07%, see rank1.16%0.99%
Scottish6131.51%, see rank1.70%1.72%
Subsaharan African140.03%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish2710.67%, see rank0.99%1.27%
Swiss220.05%, see rank0.40%0.30%
Ukrainian2930.72%, see rank0.13%0.31%
American6,29615.56%, see rank10.34%7.12%
Welsh2210.55%, see rank0.61%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 19,637 (48.52%, see rank)
Females: 20,832 (51.48%, see rank)

West Plains Area
Male: 48.52%
Female: 51.48%
Male: 49.00%
Female: 51.00%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
West Plains Area
39.80 years old
38.10 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
West Plains Area
37.50 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
West Plains Area
42.10 years old
39.50 years old
38.80 years old

 West Plains Area% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Under 5 years2,6956.66%, see rank6.29%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,7446.78%, see rank6.50%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,8857.13%, see rank6.55%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,5126.21%, see rank6.78%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,4696.10%, see rank7.04%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,75711.75%, see rank13.15%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,64411.48%, see rank12.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,35013.22%, see rank14.18%14.09%
55 to 64 years5,20712.87%, see rank12.67%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,9129.67%, see rank8.07%7.64%
75 to 84 2,3535.81%, see rank4.59%4.25%
85 years and over9412.33%, see rank1.98%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 West Plains AreaMissouriU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population27,164, 100%4,028,930209,056,129
Less Than High School4,503, 16.58%, see rank11.98%13.67%
High School Graduate10,512, 38.70%, see rank31.41%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree8,086, 29.77%, see rank29.95%29.09%
Bachelor Degree2,220, 8.17%, see rank16.69%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,843, 6.78%, see rank9.96%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.73, see rank13.4913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 West Plains Area MissouriU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,09395.24%4.76%70.63%29.37%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)4,60193.94%, see rank6.06%, see rank86.91%13.09%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,13193.05%, see rank6.95%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College1,52787.43%, see rank12.57%, see rank75.17%24.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School23478.63%, see rank21.37%, see rank54.45%45.55%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 West Plains AreaMissouriU.S.
Total Households16,060, 100%2,361,232116,211,092
Average Household Size2.48, see rank2.482.63
1 Person Households4,543, 28.29%, see rank29.09%27.57%
2 or More Person Households11,517, 71.71%, see rank70.91%72.43%
Family Households (Families)10,917, 67.98%, see rank64.92%66.22%
Average Family Size3.12, see rank3.153.32
Married-Couple Family8,660, 53.92%, see rank48.54%48.42%
Nonfamily Households5,143, 32.02%, see rank35.08%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 West Plains Area%MissouriU.S.
15 Years and Over Total32,145see rank4,862,037252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over15,365100%, see rank2,356,977123,281,364
Never Married3,67723.93%, see rank32.57%35.77%
Married9,32360.68%, see rank53.52%52.04%
Widowed4803.12%, see rank2.77%2.57%
Divorced1,88512.27%, see rank11.14%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over16,780100%, see rank2,505,060129,692,771
Never Married2,91817.39%, see rank26.93%29.48%
Married9,75458.13%, see rank50.29%49.19%
Widowed1,79310.69%, see rank9.82%9.16%
Divorced2,31513.80%, see rank12.95%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 West Plains Area%MissouriU.S.
Native39,71998.15%, see rank96.09%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence24,35460.18%, see rank66.16%58.73%
Born in Different State15,11237.34%, see rank29.26%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2530.63%, see rank0.67%1.42%
Foreign Born7501.85%, see rank3.91%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1890.47%, see rank1.71%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5611.39%, see rank2.21%7.09%
Born In Europe3380.84%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia3460.85%, see rank1.44%3.82%
Born In Africa60.01%, see rank0.32%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America450.11%, see rank1.18%6.83%
Born In Northern America150.04%, see rank0.10%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 West Plains Area%MissouriU.S.
English15,42096.01%, see rank93.03%79.39%
Spanish2491.55%, see rank2.92%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2991.86%, see rank2.25%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages710.44%, see rank1.27%3.36%
Other210.13%, see rank0.52%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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