Ozark, Missouri

Ozark, Missouri
Ozark, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Ozark, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°1′38″N 93°12′34″W / 37.02722°N 93.20944°W / 37.02722; -93.20944Coordinates: 37°1′38″N 93°12′34″W / 37.02722°N 93.20944°W / 37.02722; -93.20944
Country United States
State Missouri
County Christian
 - Total 7.6 sq mi (19.6 km2)
 - Land 7.5 sq mi (19.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,168 ft (356 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 - Total 17,820
 - Density 1,605.6/sq mi (619.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65721
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-55766[2]
GNIS feature ID 0723933[3]

Ozark, incorporated in 1890, is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. As of 2009 the population has grown 18,458. It is the county seat of Christian County[4]. Ozark is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Ozark is located at 37°1′38″N 93°12′34″W / 37.02722°N 93.20944°W / 37.02722; -93.20944 (37.027111, -93.209572)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (20 km2), of which 7.6 square miles (20 km2) is land and 0.04-square-mile (0.10 km2) (0.40%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,665 people, 3,635 households, and 2,599 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,280.8 people per square mile (494.3/km²). There were 3,853 housing units at an average density of 510.6 per square mile (197.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.36% White, 0.33% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 3,635 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,210, and the median income for a family was $40,069. Males had a median income of $30,599 versus $21,794 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,912. About 10.4% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 830
1910 813 −2.0%
1920 798 −1.8%
1930 885 10.9%
1940 961 8.6%
1950 1,087 13.1%
1960 1,536 41.3%
1970 2,384 55.2%
1980 2,980 25.0%
1990 4,243 42.4%
2000 9,665 127.8%
2010 17,820 84.4%

Belltower Chapel

The Belltower Chapel, originally the Ozark Christian Church, was built in 1912 and is located off of the Historic Downtown Square in Ozark. It was renovated and decorated in the early 21st century. The renovations included professional landscaping, new carpet in the sanctuary, repainting, and adding decorative touches. The Chapel has a Sanctuary, two Reception Halls, and a Catering Kitchen. The current owners rent this Chapel for weddings, parties, meetings, family reunions, plays, and other events.


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