Indian Point

Community Profile: Indian Point, Missouri
By Cole Currier
Indian Point is a unique community that is known as the home of the world-renown Silver Dollar City theme park, as well as a large number of Table Rock Lake resorts. Although the community has a very small population, this area is always bustling with activity as families enjoy some of the best fun that the area has to offer. A number of lake front and lake view homes and condos can be found along Indian Point, which is an arrowhead-shaped peninsula that extends into Table Rock Lake.

Living at Indian Point
While Indian Point is officially it’s own municipality, it is really a sister community of both Branson and Branson West. Although Indian Point is home to a few convenience stores, the larger neighboring towns are the most convenient place to purchase most groceries and necessities. The best part of Indian Point is the attitude – it’s a fun, laid back atmosphere as you’re surrounded by folks who are there to relax and enjoy the beauty and fun of Table Rock Lake. While traffic in and out of Indian Point – due to the popular Silver Dollar City theme park – has been a major concern in the past, new roads have eased the congestion and have offered a bypass for residents. Most folks who live on Indian Point are very familiar with the times that traffic can get backed up, and can easily avoid those times of the day. Many of the residents of Indian Point work in Branson, but call Indian Point home. That’s because the community is home to some of the closest lake front and lake view property to Branson.

Residents of Indian Point are in the Reeds Spring School District, a respected K-12 school serving a large geographical area in Stone County. You can review Reeds Spring schools’ rankings here.

In addition, there are excellent post-secondary education opportunities in the area. College of the Ozarks (20 minutes away in Hollister) is a unique institution which is nationally recognized for their unique model where students do not pay tuition. Ozarks Technical Community College also offers programs at their brand new Hollister campus (20 minutes away). In addition, Missouri State University, my alma mater, is located just a short drive away – about 50 minutes north to Springfield.

(source: Wikipedia):

As of the census of 2000, there were 588 people, 253 households, and 193 families residing in the village. The population density was 210.5 people per square mile (81.4/km²). There were 463 housing units at an average density of 165.7 per square mile (64.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.32% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino persons of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 253 households, out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the village the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,727, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,987. About 2.2% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

There are a couple of neighborhood convenience stores along Indian Point, but major retail and grocery shopping is available at Branson or Branson West – either are about 15 minutes away. Indian Point is home to a few local restaurants that have a good reputation – and several of them have a great view of the water, too! Indian Point Marina is located at the very end of the peninsula, and has a floating restaurant, boat rentals, and long-term leases on boat slips.

My Favorite Indian Point “Hot Spot“:
Have you ever had a craving for German food and pizza at the same time? Yeah, me neither, but let me tell you – you’ve got to check out the Altenhof Inn on Indian Point. German and pizza may be an odd combination, but the food is awesome! We love sitting on their deck and enjoying the panoramic views of Table Rock Lake. It’s one of the area’s best kept secrets!

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