Willow Springs, Missouri

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Willow Springs is a city in Howell County, Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains of the United States. The population was 2,147 at the 2000 census.

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History

The community was originally located south of its current position at the site of a spring, surrounded by willows. It was relocated .[citation needed]

Geography

Willow Springs is located at 36°59′28″N 91°58′2″W / 36.99111°N 91.96722°W / 36.99111; -91.96722 (36.991164, -91.967360)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.61%) is water.

The community is located on State Highway 137, east of conjoined US Route 60 and US Route 63.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,147 people, 913 households, and 545 families residing in the city. The population density was 654.9 people per square mile (252.7/km²). There were 1,033 housing units at an average density of 315.1/sq mi (121.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.02% White, 0.37% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.28% Asian, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 913 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.89.

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