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Ozark is a thriving community that is experiencing rapid growth in the residential and commercial areas. In fact, the city is located in the most rapidly growing county in Missouri, and having grown at a record pace of $119% over the last 10 years, it’s no wonder that the city of Ozark is the 15th fastest growing city in the state. With projections of growth well into the future, Ozark understands the importance of working with businesses to help them continue to grow and prosper.
Ozark offers a small-town feel, but with all the amenities of being in a metropolitan area. As part of the Springfield metro area, Ozark received high marks from bizjournals in their “Best Quality of Life” ranking – which placed the Springfield metropolitan area #40 of 124 mid-sized metropolitan areas on the list. Whether you are interested in nature and the outdoors, shopping, culture, history, thrilling amusement parks, or a serene lake for fishing, there is a place for you in southwest Missouri.
Learn more about the City of Ozark, Missouri here.
Population | 20,874
Current Unemployment Rate | 2.8% (Christian County)
Current Total Workforce | 48,672 (Christian County)
Source: JobsEQ, July 2023
|Ozark School District||859|
|City of Ozark||181|
|OTC Richwood Valley Campus||77|
Ozark Public Schools
|ACT Composite Average||22.2|
|Free and Reduced Lunch||19.7%|
Source: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, 2022
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Water & Sewer
The City of Ozark provides water and sewer services to the community. The City’s water source is provided by fourteen wells ranging in depth from 1,150 feet to 1,610 feet. The groundwater is sourced from a deep aquifer and the City provides on average 2.5M gallons of water per day. Additionally, Ozark operates two waste water treatment plants with a total capacity of 3.1 million-gallons-per-day (MGD) the City treats nearly 1.3 MGD which currently provides services for over 19,000 residents. Trash services are provided by Republic Services and the billing for trash services, water and sewer are handled by the City of Ozark’s Utility Billing Department.
City of Ozark Utility Billing: 417.581.2744
Republic Services: 417.865.1717
Electric service to the community is provided by Empire Electric.
Empire Electric: 800.206.2300
Missouri Gas Energy (aka Laclede) provides gas for the community.
Missouri Gas Energy: 800.582.1234
Suddenlink and Centurylink are the two main telecommunication providers available within Ozark.