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Time Zone: Howell County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of West Plains is the Seat for Howell County.

Howell County was founded in 1857 and was created by taking area from OregonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Howell had a population of 38,921 people. This is an increase of 4.52% since the last Census (which gave a population of 37,238 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Howell represented 0.67% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201040,400+8.49%+3.8% since 2009
200938,921+4.52%-0.12% since 2008
200838,968+4.65%+1.11% since 2007
200037,238The Last Census

More information can be found on the Howell County Census Page for Howell County.


Below are some of the communities located in Howell County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Howell County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
West Plains   12,00310,86610.46% increase  
Mountain View   2,5862,4306.42% increase  
Willow Springs   2,1652,1470.84% increase  
Brandsville   1791742.87% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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