Missouri Phelps County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Phelps County, Missouri. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Missouri Phelps County.

Street Address: 900 Pine Street, Rolla, MO 65401
Phone Number: (573) 364-2604 Phelps 250,747 60,000

Street Address: 900 Pine Street, Rolla, MO 65401
Phone Number: (573) 364-2604 Phelps N/A N/A

Overview of Phelps County, Missouri

Phelps County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau it includes the mean center of U.S. population in 2000. As of 2000, the population is 39,825. Its county seat is Rolla.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,746 km² (674 mi²). 1,743 km² (673 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.21% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Maries County (northwest)
  • Gasconade County (northeast)
  • Crawford County (east)
  • Dent County (southeast)
  • Texas County (south)
  • Pulaski County (west)


As of the census of 2000, there are 39,825 people, 15,683 households, and 10,240 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km² (59/mi²). There are 17,501 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.24% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 2.35% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,683 households out of which 30.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% are married couples living together, 9.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% are non-families. 28.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 14.50% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 103.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $29,378, and the median income for a family is $38,693. Males have a median income of $29,428 versus $19,893 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,084. 16.40% of the population and 11.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.00% of those under the age of 18 and 13.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Phelps County, Missouri has the following cities and towns:

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

Map of Phelps County Missouri