Demographics

Strafford, Missouri is a city in Greene County, Missouri, United States

Incorporated in 1968

Elevation: 1482 feet

Zip code: 65757

Geography

Strafford is located at (37.269893, -93.121991) . In more qualitative terms, Strafford is located on the Eastern edge of Greene County. Historic Route 66 crosses through Strafford.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles

Strafford is a part of the rapidly growing Ozarks region of the county. Strafford, MO is located just off I-44 (exit 88 – just east of Springfield, MO), which provides a diversity of potential customers each day. Strafford is a major transportation center in the Ozarks with several trucking freight companies located within the city limits.

Strafford’s population continues to grow rapidly. As you look at Strafford as a potential location for business, you will quickly see the many new homes and subdivisions being built throughout the city limits.

Population

The racial makeup of the city was 97.67% White, 0.33% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

During the 2010 national census, Strafford reached a population of 2,358 people.

  • The median age of a Strafford citizen is 32.
  • Males: 1,074 (48.6%)
  • Females: 1,137 (51.4%)
  • Median resident age: 31.8 years
  • Missouri median age: 36.1 years
  • Population density: 947 people per square mile

For population 25 years and over in Strafford:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%

For population 15 years and over in Strafford city:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,800
Notable Facts:
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
  • Jan. 2011 cost of living index in Strafford: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Hospitals/Medical Centers near Strafford:

  • Ozarks Community Hospital (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit – Private, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MO)
  • ST John’s Regional Health Center (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit – Church, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MO)
  • Cox Medical Center (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit – Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MO)

Colleges/Universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strafford:

  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 10 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 6,501)
  • Drury University (about 10 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Missouri State University (about 10 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 14,879)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 28 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,210)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 75 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 76 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 86 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)

Public Schools in Strafford:

  • Strafford High (Location: 201 W McCabe; Grades: 09-12)
  • Strafford Middle (Location: 211 W McCabe; Grades: 05-08)
  • Strafford Elem. (Location: 213 W McCabe; Grades: K-04)
  • Strafford R-VL (Location: 218 W MCCABE; Grades: PK – KG)

Weather

  • The warmest month in Strafford is July with an average temperature of 89.
  • The hottest day recorded in Strafford occurred in 1954 at 110.
  • The coldest month in Strafford is usually January with an average low temperature of 22.
  • The coldest recorded temperature in Strafford was -22 degrees in 1985.
  • May is the wettest month in Strafford with an average rainfall of 4.63 inches.