Ozark, MO


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Ozark, incorporated in 1890, is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 9,665 at the 2000 census. As of 2009 the population has grown 18,458. It is the county seat of Christian County. 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). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²), of which 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.40%) is water.
As of the census 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.