West Plains employment information

IndexWest PlainsMissouriNational
Income per capita$19,439$26,006$28,555
Median household income$30,000$47,764$53,482
Median income owner occupied$46,803$60,313$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,120$27,902$33,219
Median earnings male$27,546$33,503$36,116
Median earnings female$20,046$23,943$25,692
Unemployment rate4.6%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level28.2%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Plains is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Plains is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Plains is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Plains is 81% higher than the national average.

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West Plains median earnings by income bracket

West Plains employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.6%0.0%
Manufacturing sector24.4%1.0%
Financial & insurance services0.7%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services24.4%18.2%
Public administration5.1%1.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.8%0.0%
Education, health & social services14.2%46.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
South Fork, MO149$56,8066%
Pomona, MO389$33,98436%
Brandsville, MO132$27,50049%
Koshkonong, MO248$27,00050%
West Plains, MO12,176$30,00044%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cypress Lake, FL12,177$44,79316%
Babylon, NY12,177$101,54990%
Somerville, NJ12,175$72,52736%
Grovetown, GA12,179$53,2230%
Nanakuli, HI12,181$59,14811%
West Plains, MO12,176$30,00044%
Source: The West Plains, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.