Ozark is part of the Springfield Metro Area located in Greene and Christian Counties, Missouri.
The Springfield Metro Area is comprised of Greene, Christian, Webster, Polk, and Dallas counties and has a population of over 430,000 people. Since 1990 the metro area's average growth rate has been 2.3%.
Christian County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, which can be seen in this graphic from the Columbia Missourian newspaper. The data, originally from the U.S. Census Bureau, shows national and local growth in America. In the image, you will be able to see Christian County's growth compared to other counties.