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Phelps County

674

SQUARE MILES

18571113

DATE ORGANIZED

John F. Phelps, Missouri congressman & governor of Missouri

NAME Of ORIGIN

CITIES

Doolittle, Edgar Springs, Newburg, Rolla, St. James

Communities

Beulah, Cook Station, Duke, Jerome

Contact

Phelps County Commission, 200 Main St., Rolla, MO 65401, 573-364-1891

http://www.phelpscounty.org/

Square Miles

674

Date Organized

18571113

Name Origin

John F. Phelps, Missouri congressman & governor of Missouri

Population

44,833 (2016 American Community Survey)

Median Age

34.5 (2016 ACS)

Civilian Labor Force

19,445 (2016 ACS)

Unemployment Rate

3.3% (2016 ACS)

Average Income

$41,603 (household) (2016 ACS)

County Resident Who Work Outside County

9.6% (2010)

County Employees That Live Outside County

17.6% (2010)

Average Travel Time to Workplace

17.7 minutes (2010)

Cities

Doolittle, Edgar Springs, Newburg, Rolla, St. James

Communities

Beulah, Cook Station, Duke, Jerome

Top Employers

Bloomsdale Excavating, Brewer Science Inc., Can-Tex, Country Mart, Lowe's Home Center, Ozark Health Services, Wal-Mart and Zeno's (Rolla); Boys & Girls Town of Missouri and Wal-Mart Distribution Cener #6069, (St. James); Phelps County Regional Medical Center (Rolla); Unites States Geological Center (Rolla); Missouri University of Science & Technology; Mid-Continent Mapping Center (Rolla); Missouri Geological Survey (Rolla); Mark Twain National Forest (Rolla); City of Rolla; United States Postal Service (Rolla); Missouri Department of Conservation; Division of Family Services; Phelps County Government; Phelps County Schools; Missouri Veterans Home (St. James); City of St. James

Form of Government

3 Person Commission

Schools

Newburg R-II, Phelps County R-III, Rolla 31, St James R-I

Medical Services

Phelps County Regional Medical Center (Rolla); Doctor After Hours (Rolla); 20 Pharmacists, 52 MD's, 27 DO's, 296 RN's, 182 LPN's, 14 Dentists

Colleges/Universities/VO-Tech Schools

Missouri University of Science and Technology; Columbia College Annex; Rolla Technical Institute, Rolla Technical Center, Drury Evening College Annex, East Central College Annex, Metro Business College, Webster University Annex

Transportation Access

Interstate 44, Highways 63, 72, 8 & 68, Rolla Downtown Airport, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Airport

Attractions

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Little Prairie Lake, Lane Springs Recreational Area, W.K.Wood Wildlife Area, Meramac Spring Fish Hatchery/Trout Park, Mark Twain National Forest, Pilot Knob Towersite, Beacer Creek Conservation Area, Jerome Access

Contacts

Phelps County Commission, 200 Main St., Rolla, MO 65401, 573-364-1891

http://www.phelpscounty.org/

Economic Development Coordinators

Matthew Z. Williams, President or Cyndra Lorey, Executive Director
Rolla Community Development Corporation
P.O. Box 1884
Rolla, MO 65402
Phone: 573-364-7358
matthew.z.williams@edwardjones.com

Ben Tipton, President or Cyndra Lorey, Executive Director
Rolla Regional Economic Commission
900 Innovation Drive, Suite 208
Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: 573-201-3772
rollaecondev@gmail.com

Dusty Cruise
Missouri Enterprise
900 Innovation Drive, Suite 300
Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: 573-34-0117 or 800-956-2682
Fax: 573-364-6323
dcruise@missourienterprise.org

Tony Floyd, Development Coordinator
Intercounty Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 209
Licking, MO 65542
Phone: 573-674-2211
Fax: 573-674-2888
tony.floyd@ieca.coop

Industrial Development Authority

Rolla Community Development Corp., Matt Williams, 573-364-0359; St. James Community Industrial Corp. Michael "Butch" Tucker, 573-265-7015