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Missouri State Profile

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Population

  • With 5,800,310 residents in 2005, Missouri is the 18th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Missouri grew 3.6 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Missouri is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 83.9% 83.7% 83.5% 83.3% 83.1% 82.9%
Hispanic, Latino 2.1% 2.3% 2.4% 2.5% 2.6% 2.7%
African-American 11.3% 11.3% 11.3% 11.4% 11.4% 11.4%
Native American, AK Native 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.4%
Two or More Races 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Missouri - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The five largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Missouri are St. Louis, Springfield, Joplin, Columbus, and Jefferson City.
  • St. Louis had an estimated population of 2,778,518 in 2005 – the 18th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Springfield in 2005 was 398,124 – the 122nd largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Joplin was the 228th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with 166,178 residents.
  • The Columbus MSA had 153,283 residents – the 247th largest in the U.S.
  • Jefferson City (the capital of MO) had 143,867 residents.

Missouri - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Missouri ranked 30th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($30,475 per resident).
  • Missouri’s personal income relative to the U.S. has fallen from 97 percent in 1960 to 92 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Missouri as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Missouri per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Missouri has the 20th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (13.3%) and the 18th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (19.0%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Missouri - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Missouri ranked 27th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (88.4%).
  • Missouri ranked 33rd in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (26.4%) and 25th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (9.2%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Missouri has larger percentages of adults who have completed just a high school diploma and some college and smaller percentages with college degrees – associate and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Missouri and the U.S. Average
Missouri education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Missouri - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Missouri had the 10th highest unemployment rate of all states – 5.6 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Missouri has a larger percentages of its workforce employed in sales and office, construction, and production and transportation occupations, and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar pattern of employment – with larger percentages of Missouri’s employment in the manufacturing and transportation industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Missouri ranked 24th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Missouri - Health and Well-Being

  • 12.6 percent of Missouri residents do not have health insurance – the 18th lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • A quarter (24.9%) of Missouri residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – higher than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Missouri, 213 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Missouri residents (364 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Missouri ranked 35th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Missouri - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Missouri had the 16th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (491 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3,904 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Missouri – above the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Missouri had the 12th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 540 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Missouri has remained at about the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Missouri and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Missouri and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Missouri Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Missouri ranges from $16,639 in De Kalb County to $45,101 in St. Louis County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 6.8 percent in Bollinger County to 44.2 percent in Boone County (a ratio of more than 6 to 1).

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Missouri Counties

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