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Community Profile

According to the 2010 census, there were 2,719 people living in Mountain View, including 1,151 households and 690 families residing in the city.

Of the households, 31.9 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3 percent were married couples living together. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 39 years, with 24.8 percent of residents under the age of 18; 9.2 percent between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3 percent from 25 to 44; 21.5 percent from 45 to 64; and 22.2 percent 65 years of age or older.


  • Coldest Month: January (high-34, low-20)
  • Hottest Month: July (high-89, low-65)
  • Driest Month: January (normal rain fall- 1.9″)
  • Wettest Month: May (normal rain fall – 5.2″)
  • Annual Average Precipitation: Rain – 41″, Snow – 13.5″


  • Telephone Service: CenturyLink
  • Cable TV: Yes
  • Radio Stations: two radio station groups with over five radio stations
  • Newspapers: three local newspapers
  • Post Office

Financial Services

Landmark Bank105 W 6th St, Mountain View, MO 65548(417) 934-2033
West Plains Bank & Trust607 N Elm St, Mountain View, MO 65548(417) 934-1047

Local sawmill

Local sawmill

Major Employers

Mountain View FabVending Machines215
Mountain View SchoolsEducation200
Smith FlooringHardwood110
Mountain View Health CareNursing Home105
Mercy St. Francis HospitalMedical Services100
Walmart #871Department Store88
City of Mountain ViewGovernment Services67
McDonald'sFast Food65

Mountain View is home to the Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District and the Southwest Baptist University-Mountain View campus. Education is a priority here, and students of all ages, from preschool to senior adult, have the opportunity to grow academically. Click here to learn more about our community’s education emphasis and opportunities.

Health Care
Mountain View boasts a hospital, skilled and assisted living facilities and local health care clinics. We are also served by a local dentist, optometrist and chiropractor  as well as two pharmacies. Click here to learn more about health care in Mountain View.

Community Services
Our community is proud of our 22,000 sq. ft.  Family Youth Center facility. Our local library features a large selection of books, technology center and special children’s area.  Our local airport offers a full-service facility and 5,000 foot runway. Click here to learn more about the services our community.

Recreation Facilities
Enjoy Mountain View’s four parks, complete with walking trails, pavilions, playground equipment, historic buildings, gardens, amphitheater and more. Our community also gathers at the baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, swimming pool, golf course and family youth center. Click here to learn more about our parks and recreation facilities.

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