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Square Miles 674
Date Organized Nov. 13, 1857
Name Origin John F. Phelps, Missouri congressman & governor of Missouri
Population 44,987 (2010 Estimate)
Median Age 33.8 years (July 2012)
Civilian Labor Force 21,869 (Dec. 2012)
Unemployment Rate 5.5% (Dec. 2012))
Personal Income $19,995 (per capita) (July 2013)
County residents 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
Industrial Parks available in cities Doolittle Industrial Site; Rolla Hy-Point Industrial Park; Rolla National Airport (Vichy); St. James Industrial Park
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

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


Economic Developer

Cyndra Lorey , 573-341-0123

Industrial Development Authority Jim Sowers, Rolla, 573-364-7358
Michael "Butch" Tucker, St. James, 573-265-7015

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