Phelps County (Missouri)

The Phelps County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. In 2010, the County had 45,156 inhabitants and a population density of 25.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Rolla.


The County is located just northeast of the geographical center of Missouri in the northern Ozarks. It has an area of ​​1746 square kilometers, of which 4 square kilometers of water surface. At the Phelps County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


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The Phelps County was formed in 1857. It was named for John Phelps (1814-1886), a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1845-1863) and 1877-1981 23 incumbent governor of Missouri.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010, lived in Phelps County 45,156 people in 16,726 households. The population density was 25.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 16,726 households lived statistically 2.44 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 91.6 percent white, 2.5 percent African American, 0.7 percent Native American, 3.0 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.1 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.2 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

21.5 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 64.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 13.8 percent were 65 years or older. 47.9 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 40,260. The per capita income was $ 20,817. 17.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Phelps County


  • Doolittle
  • Edgar Springs
  • Newburg
  • Rolla
  • Saint James

Unincorporated communities

  • Arlington
  • Beulah
  • Blooming Rose
  • Clementine
  • Clinton
  • Craddock
  • Dean Ford
  • Dillon
  • Duke
  • Flag Spring
  • Flat
  • Jerome
  • Northwye
  • Powellsville
  • Rosati
  • Royal
  • Schundler
  • Seaton
  • Spring Creek
  • Sugartree
  • Table Rock
  • Vida
  • Winkler
  • Yancy Mills


The Phelps County is divided into ten townships: