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Rogersville, Missouri
Location of Rogersville, Missouri
Location of Rogersville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Webster, Greene
 • Total 3.70 sq mi (9.58 km2)
 • Land 3.70 sq mi (9.58 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,460 ft (445 m)
 • Total 3,897
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,044.05/sq mi (403.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-62894
GNIS feature ID 0725537

Rogersville is a city in Greene and Webster counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population is 3,897 as of the 2020 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Rogersville was formally known as the "Raccoon Capital of the World". In 2006, 417 Magazine ranked Rogersville as the eighth-best place to live in Southwest Missouri.


A post office called Rogersville has been in operation since 1882. The community has the name of one Doctor Rogers, a pioneer settler.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.44 square miles (8.91 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 408
1930 461 13.0%
1940 430 −6.7%
1950 321 −25.3%
1960 447 39.3%
1970 595 33.1%
1980 741 24.5%
1990 995 34.3%
2000 1,508 51.6%
2010 3,073 103.8%
2019 (est.) 3,863 25.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,073 people, 1,138 households, and 833 families residing in the city. The population density was 893.3 inhabitants per square mile (344.9/km2). There were 1,240 housing units at an average density of 360.5 per square mile (139.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 1,138 households, of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 29.8 years. 33.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.9% were from 25 to 44; 17.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.


In August 2017, a ribbon cutting was held for the opening of a Sonic Drive-In location in Rogersville.

The City of Rogersville began to see improved economic growth in 2016 as evidenced by increases in housing permits, commercial development, and record-breaking growth of the Rogersville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Every year, the Rogersville Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Business of the Year Award to a local business for their service to the community. Recent recipients of the award are listed below:

  • Wildcat Tool Rental (2012)
  • Red Rock Coffee Company (2013)
  • Legacy Bank and Trust (2014)
  • Greenbox Photography (2015)
  • Slingshot Creative (2016)
  • Fordland Clinic (2017)
  • Outlaw Gentlemen Barber Shop (2018)
  • Sonic Drive-In (2019)


Rogersville has a lending library, a branch of the Webster County Library.

Rogersville is served by the Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District, which contains 3 elementary and 2 secondary schools. The public schools are listed below.

Elementary schools

  • Logan-Rogersville Primary School (Pre-K – 1st)
  • Logan-Rogersville Elementary School (2nd – 3rd)
  • Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary School (4th – 6th)

Secondary schools

  • Logan-Rogersville Middle School (7th – 8th)
  • Logan-Rogersville High School (9th – 12th)


The Missouri Department of Transportation oversaw the construction of Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville, which was completed in early November 2016. The project included three new interchanges built along Highway 60 and a series of outer roads and backage roads. The project was designed and built by Ozark Regional Road Constructors (ORRC) and was estimated at a cost of $27 million. The project was recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) with the 2017 National Award of Excellence and the Chairman's Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility for including community components such as the project's "Young Women in Engineering Program, a partnership with the Logan-Rogersville School District, and the Minority Outreach Program at Missouri State University. The outreach programs used the highway project as a laboratory to expose female high school students to the engineering field and exposed minority students at the university to the highway design and construction industries."

In December 2016, improved railroad crossings were completed in Rogersville along Route B. The project was a partnership between the City of Rogersville, BNSF Railway, and the Missouri Department of Transportation and was estimated at a cost of $6.7 million.

In 2019, Rogersville was experiencing substantial residential development and was described as "the next boom" in Southwest Missouri by Springfield Business Journal. The unprecedented growth was estimated to increase the town's population by at least 50% in 2018–2020. A new $100 million development of housing and commercial space was constructed in response to the increased population growth. The population growth has also strained city resources including the local police force.

On April 30, 2019, an EF2 tornado impacted 75 houses in the Rogersville area. Nine school buses were also badly damaged and required the City to borrow school buses from Ozark, Missouri to continue running bus routes. Another EF1 tornado crossed Rogersville on October 21, 2019, but was more limited and only "damaged trees and outbuildings".

Construction is set to begin in 2022–2023 for a new $22 million interchange system at U.S. Route 60 and Highway 125 to improve safety, reduce vehicle crashes, and reduce traffic congestion.

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