Howell County Missouri

Howell County Missouri Information

Howell County Missouri is the most populated county of the Ozarks Missouri Counties covered through our site. Information for Howell County Missouri is provided below as a resource for those looking to relocate or invest in the area as well as to be a resource for the community. We will continue to add properties as well as information for Howell County Missouri to our site. Real Estate for sale is available. As a hub of business for the area, real estate is in high demand. Both land and homes for sale in Howell County are in high demand. Properties are going fast at this time due to market demand. We need Howell County Missouri Real Estate listings to meet this high demand! If you are ready to sell property in Howell County Missouri, email for a Howell County Missouri Property Valuation today.


Howell County is located on the Southern Border. It is surrounded by Missouri counties of  Douglas, Ozark, Texas, Shannon, Oregon, and on the south border Fulton County Arkansas. The county spans 927.5 square miles. The county is home to several state conservation areas. Additionally, there are many areas in the county across the Mark Twain National Forest for recreational opportunities.


The county is home to nine Missouri state conservation areas. Many of the state conservation areas in the county offer hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping opportunities to name a few. While horseback riding is a hobby to many in Howell County, we have not identified any state public land trails for horseback riding in the county. However, just a short drive away, in the neighboring counties of Shannon, Ozark and, Texas,  there are state conservation areas offering trails for horseback riding. Please see the county information pages for more information on those areas. Additionally, residents of Howell County are able to enjoy public land access to federal land in the Mark Twain National Forest.  Horseback riding trails are available in Howell County at the Ridge Runner Trail  and North Forth Section of Ozark Trail just to name a few.

Howell County Missouri Population

According to the US Census, Howell County has a population of over 40,117, with a population density of 43.6 per square mile. The population percentage under the age of 18 is 23.9 percent. The population percentage age 65 and over is 20.1 percent.


Due to the large geographic size and large youth population, Howell County has many school districts in the area. The county has many schools to meet the educational needs of children in the area. Furthermore, the county has several school districts to serve the region. The population percentage of youth under the age of 18 is 23.9. This population information is according to the 2019 census.

School Districts are Junction Hill c-12,  West Plains R-VII, Willow Springs R-IV, Fairview R-XI, Glenwood R-VIII, Howell Valley R-1, and Richards R-V.

Due to many of the smaller school districts only serving students in PK-8 grades,  upon graduation, parents then choose neighboring high schools after eighth-grade completion.  To clarify, for example, students attending the Junction Hill School District, select a high school in a neighboring school district after completion of 8th grade.  Then, Junction Hill School Districts pays tuition for the child to the high school district chosen. Highschools often considered for Junction Hill students are West Plains, Mountain View, and Willow Springs as the closest neighboring high schools.

Howell County Missouri School Districts:

  • West Plains R-VII,
  • Willow Springs R-IV,
  • Fairview R-XI
  • Glenwood R-VIII
  • Howell Valley R-I
  • Richards R-V
  • Junction Hill C-12
  • Mountain View – Birch Tree R-III

After graduating high school, Howell County has continued educational opportunities. Continued college educational opportunities are available through the Southwest Baptist University Mountain View Campus. Additionally, the Missouri State University satellite campus is also available and located in West Plains. In addition to college, education and training opportunities are available through the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology, and through the South Central Career Center.


Career and employment resources and opportunities can be found in West Plains through the South Central Career Center, the Missouri Jobs Center.  Additionally, Penmac Staffing located in West Plains and Excel Temporary Staffic located in Mountain View Missouri offer temporary employment opportunities.  In addition to temporary employment, temp-to-hire opportunities are often available as well.

Howell County Missouri Business

Total employer establishments of Howell County according to the census as of 2019 are reported at 1108, while total non employing business establishments are 3,119 as of 2018.  Howell County has three Missouri Chamber of Commerce Office Locations to support business in the area. The West Plains Chamber of Commerce is located in West Plains Missouri. The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is located in Mountain View Missouri, the chamber is known as Mountain View City. The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce is located in Willow Springs Missouri.

Due to Howell County being a very large and highly populated region in the area, Howell County Missouri Real Estate is in high demand. As a result of demand,  Howell County properties, including both land and homes, are selling fast.  If you are looking to invest or relocate to Howell County Missouri and need assistance in locating properties to meet your needs, or if you are considering selling property and need a property valuation, moreover any real estate services for Howell County, please reach out to Local Howell County Missouri Real Estate Agent Christy King . Visit our Howell County Real Estate Portal