SquareOzark 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 grHighwayowing 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.

Ozark’s Data

Population | 20,874
Current Unemployment Rate | 2.8% (Christian County)
Current Total Workforce | 48,672 (Christian County)

Source: JobsEQ, July 2023

Top Employers



Ozark School District 859
Wal-Mart 305
Lamberts 244
Christian County 192
City of Ozark 181
Netsmart 154
Tracker Marine 138
Lowe’s 135
OTC Richwood Valley Campus 77
Ozark Bank 60

Ozark Public Schools

Enrollment 5,927
Graduation Rate 97.6%
ACT Composite Average 22.2
Free and Reduced Lunch 19.7%

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, 2022


Utilities & Telecommunications

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.

Suddenlink: 800.999.6845
Centurylink: 800.201.4099