Howell County, Missouri

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Howell County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Howell County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of USA MO
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded March 2, 1857 [1]
Named for James Howell, pioneer settler
Seat West Plains
Largest city West Plains
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

928 sq mi (2,404 km²)
928 sq mi (2,403 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.06
 - (2000)
 - Density

40/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Howell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 37,238. Its county seat is West Plains6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,404 km² (928 sq mi). 2,403 km² (928 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.06%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,238 people, 14,762 households, and 10,613 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (40/sq mi). There were 16,340 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.41% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.3% were of American, 16.4% German, 12.2% Irish and 12.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,762 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,628, and the median income for a family was $30,534. Males had a median income of $22,960 versus $16,968 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,959. About 14.00% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 36°46′N 91°53′W / 36.77, -91.89

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