Best Places to Live in Missouri

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What you need to know about Missouri

There’s a lot to see in the Show Me State. Missouri’s geography is highly diverse, ranging from the Ozark Mountains to the Missouri River and the beginning of the Northern Plains. Living in Missouri puts residents near the center of the United States. The best places to live in Missouri are St. Louis, West Plains, Kansas City and Columbia. Major industries in Missouri include food processing, aerospace, transportation equipment and beer making.

 

8 Things Only Locals Know About St. Louis
From food and music to sports and entertainment, experience St. Louis like a true local.
8 Things to Do in St. Louis
From world championship baseball, to world class beer, St. Louis quietly offers residents some of the best amenities in the U.S.
8 Reasons to Move to St. Louis, MO
Affordability and community make this big Midwestern city feel like small town USA.

Population

6,028,076
Up by 2%
St. Louis, MO
8 Things Only Locals Know About St. Louis
From food and music to sports and entertainment, experience St. Louis like a true local.
St. Louis MO
8 Things to Do in St. Louis
From world championship baseball, to world class beer, St. Louis quietly offers residents some of the best amenities in the U.S.
St. Louis MO
8 Reasons to Move to St. Louis, MO
Affordability and community make this big Midwestern city feel like small town USA.
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Fenway Park in Boston Massachussetts
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Seattle Space Needle in clouds and fog
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Housing

Homes Owned 68%
68% Complete
Homes Rented 32%
32% Complete

Median Home Price

$136,700
Higher than the national average
Downtown Springfield, MO
9 Reasons to Move to Springfield, MO
Springfield: A well-rounded city that continues to build on its glowing reputation.

7 Things to Do in Columbia, MO
Football, nightlife, festivals, Huck’s are good choices

Beer glasses line the bar at 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis
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Featured Cities

University of Missouri in Columbia, MO
Why Columbia, MO Is a Best Place to Live
Excellent educational opportunities, strong business climate make Columbia an attractive city to young families
St. Louis Helps Keep Retirees Active and Healthy
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Median Household Income

$47,764
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 27%
27% Complete
Graduated High School 88%
88% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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8 Things Only Locals Know About St. Louis
From food and music to sports and entertainment, experience St. Louis like a true local.

8 Things to Do in St. Louis
From world championship baseball, to world class beer, St. Louis quietly offers residents some of the best amenities in the U.S.

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Affordability and community make this big Midwestern city feel like small town USA.

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Springfield: A well-rounded city that continues to build on its glowing reputation.

7 Things to Do in Columbia, MO
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Why Columbia, MO Is a Best Place to Live
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Best Places to Live in Missouri