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Christian County, Missouri

US county information
NameChristian County
StateMissouri
SeatOzark
Largest cityNixa
US Area
Total Area564.05 sq mi (1460.9 km2)
Land Area563.16 sq mi (1458.6 km2)
Water Area0.89 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Population77422 (2010)
Density53.3/km2 (138/sq mi)
Named forWilliam Christian, a Kentucky soldier of the American Revolutionary War
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Christian County is a county located in Southwest Missouri. The county had a population of 54,285 in 2000 census. According to the 2010 census, the county's population is 77,422 (a 42.6 percentage increase from 2000 census), making it the fastest growing county in Missouri and one of the fastest growing in the nation as the county becomes more suburban as growth continues in Springfield. Its county seat is Ozark . The county was organized in 1859 and is named after William Christian, a Kentucky soldier of the American Revolutionary War.

Christian County is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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