Ozark, incorporated in 1890, is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 17,820 at the 2010 census. As of 2015, the population was 19,120. (Census Bureau Estimate) It is the county seat of Christian County. Ozark is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Area, and is centered along a business loop of U.S. Route 65, where it intersects with Missouri Route 14. It is south of Springfield and north of Branson.