The City of Naylor, situated in the southeast corner of Ripley County, is administered by Mayor Dale Day and a four-member city council. City offices are located at 201 N. Front Street. Economic development for Naylor is coordinated by the city and the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission.
According to the 2020 census, Mayor Dale Day serves a population of 440. Naylor has a six-person volunteer Fire Department. Fire insurance ratings for the city are 8 inside the city limits and 9 outside the city.
The City of Naylor's median household income, in 2020, was $29,135. The unemployment rate of Ripley County is 5.3 percent.
The labor force in Ripley County consists of 7,330. The average hourly wage for the county is $12.85. The county's major employers include the Doniphan R-1 School District, with 220 employees; Vitronic, an industrial manufacturing facility employing 175; Current River Nursing Center, with 68 employees; and Missouri Forge, an industrial manufacturer, which employs 100 people.
Ozark Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, provides electric power for the City of Naylor. The city provides water for its residents from its well and through an arrangement with Ripley County PWSD#2. The water plant has a capacity of 322,000 gallons per day, with peak consumption at 75,000 gallons per day. The plant has a storage capacity of 225,000 gallons. Sewer services are provided by the city through its oxidation ditch. The plant has a capacity of 75,000 gallons. Residents obtain natural gas through Liberty Utilities in Caruthersville.
The residents of Naylor receive telephone and internet services from Windstream, AT&T, Boycom, Circle, T-Mobile, and Sparklight.
There is one medical clinic in Naylor, Missouri Highlands Healthcare.
Students attend elementary, middle & high school in town. The nearest public community college, Three Rivers College, is located in Poplar Bluff with approximate enrollment for the college at 2,700 students. Arkansas State University, a public four-year college located in Jonesboro, AR, is the nearest higher learning facility.
Residents in Naylor and Ripley County travel Missouri Hwy. 142, H and W. The Doniphan Municipal Airport, with a 3,000-foot runway, is 19.7 miles northwest of the city. The nearest commercial airport is Jonesboro Municipal Airport, 80 miles east.
Folks in Naylor get their local and national news from a weekly newspaper. Residents worship at one of several churches in town. The community is proud of its public library and two public parks.
Current River is the nearest public access river. Residents and tourists enjoy camping, fishing, hiking/fitness/nature trails, boating, canoe and tube floating, swimming, and water skiing. Little Black River and Current River are also nearby. Average temperatures for Naylor range from 26 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 91 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The area sees an average rainfall of 42 inches per year.
The city is represented by 153rd District State Representative Darrell Atchison (R) and 25th District State Senator Jason Bean (R). U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Naylor in the Eighth Congressional District.