A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
West Plains, Missouri
Welcome to West Plains ...
The city of West Plains is located in the Missouri Ozarks.
The location of West Plains has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for West Plains: W. Plains
From the Census Estimates for 2019, West Plains has a population of 12,304 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of West Plains.
The community of West Plains is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: West Plains lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for West Plains: (417)
The ZIP code for West Plains: 65775<5>
Websites for West Plains ...
Official Website: www.westplains.net/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Plains had an population of 12,304 people. This is an increase of 2.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.23% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, West Plains had a population of 11,986 people (which is 29.67% of the total population of Howell County). This makes West Plains the county's most populous community.
The population of West Plains represents 0.2% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 11,986 people, the population of West Plains increased 10.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,866 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for West Plains.
Adding West Plains to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of West Plains in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of West Plains elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found West Plains on a .
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Plains on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named West Plains ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named West Plains - they are located in Kansas and Michigan.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Plains.
Communities near West Plains ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Plains.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Plains. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Plains.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Plains. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Plains.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Plains. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Plains.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Plains ...
Looking for more information about West Plains? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for West Plains, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Plains.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for West Plains: www.westplains.net/
The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021