Livability Awards

A+ West Plains Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- West Plains Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Missouri
West Plains
8317% less expensive than the US average
Missouri
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Plains cost of living
D West Plains Crime Total crime is 63% higher than Missouri
Total crime
5,12399% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2099% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
West Plains crime
D- West Plains Employment Household income is 34% lower than Missouri
Median household income
$32,64141% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,70034% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
West Plains employment
D West Plains Housing Home value is 31% lower than Missouri
Median home value
$97,60047% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$61535% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
West Plains real estate or West Plains rentals
C West Plains Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Missouri
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:124% lower than the US average
West Plains K-12 schools or West Plains colleges

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The culture is great living in West Plains. It is a place where you can live and build strong lasting relationships with our neighbors. The school system delivers great curriculum from well educated teachers. The economy in West Plains is thriving and the amenities such as restaurants and other retail establishments. My family love the weather here and we can enjoy the recreational opportunities during every season.


The best areas in West Plains are around the West Plains Country Club where there is a lot of nice houses and a very friendly upper-scale neighborhood that provide a quality lifestyle at an affordable price. There is very little crime in West Plains so you can feel safe enjoying the city and allow your family to enjoy outside activities without fear of negative criminal activity. If you're looking for a small town to enjoy that has vast amenities and a feel of a larger city West Plains will be a great place to relocate to.
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Source: The West Plains, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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