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Population
  2010 2019
Population 5,988,927 6,137,428
Rank 18 18
Median Age 37.9 38.9
   
Total 8 year-olds 77,332 75,954
Boys 39,573 39,024
Girls 37,759 36,930
Total 9 year-olds 79,753 76,058
Boys 40,481 38,984
Girls 39,272 37,074
Total 10 year-olds 80,115 76,383
Boys 41,142 39,080
Girls 38,973 37,303
Total 11 year-olds 79,190 78,825
Boys 40,627 40,126
Girls 38,563 38,699
Total 12 year-olds 79,459 79,078
Boys 40,671 40,276
Girls 38,788 38,802
Total 13 year-olds 78,586 78,762
Boys 40,190 40,292
Girls 38,396 38,470
Total 14 year-olds 79,575 78,067
Boys 40,583 39,855
Girls 38,992 38,212
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 81.7% 82.1%
Car Pool 9.3% 8.4%
Public Transportation 1.6% 1.1%
Work at Home 4.2% 5.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 91.8%

Geography
  2010
Capital Jefferson City
Largest City Kansas City
Second Largest City St. Louis
Persons Per Square Mile 87.1

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 2,081 1,994
Amusement Parks 11 15
Fast-Food Restaurants 3,959 4,476
Toy Stores 175 191
Video/Disc Rental Stores 272 54
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 12 16
Candy & Nut Stores 61 63
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 158 176
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 7 4

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: August 10, 1821
  • Population 1820: 66,586
  • Population 1850: 682,044
  • Population 1900: 3,106,665
  • Population 1950: 3,954,553
  • Population 2000: 5,595,211
  • Population 2010: 5,988,927

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Show Me State
  • Flower : Hawthorn
  • Tree : Flowering Dogwood
  • Bird : Bluebird
  • Horse : Missouri Fox Trotting Horse
  • Animal : Missouri Mule
  • Musical Instrument => Fiddle

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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