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West Plains
West Plains
Missouri
2 reviews
4 out of 5 stars based on 2 ratings
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West Plains is a city in Howell County, Missouri, United States. The population was 11,986 at the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Howell County.

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All topics mentioned above are applicable to this town. The topic I would like to place my focus on is community involvement. When we experienced the flood of 2017, everyone pitched in to help, including children and teens. It is a very neighborly town.
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West Plains is a community that looks out for one another. They support one another at all the local events, sporting, community theater, and all other events which take place. They are a very supportive community to the young as well as the old. Someone is always there to lend a helping hand.

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C+

How did Missouri earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Missouri has a state sales tax of 4.23%. Of particular interest is that Missouri does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Missouri has an effective property tax rate of 1.00%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Missouri earned its state tax grade of C+.

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