Missouri : What you need to know

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.

 


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Missouri Profile

Quick Facts

Population 6045448
Latest Population Increase 0.29%
Median Household Income $6045448
Median Home Price $138400
Median Property Tax $1210
Median Rent $67.2

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Race

  Ethnicity White 82.6%
  Ethnicity Black 11.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 1.1%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 16.9%
  Associate's Degree 7.4%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 10.2%
  High School Graduate 31.3%
  Some College, No Degree 22.6%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 27.1%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 88.4%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.8%
Construction 6%
Manufacturing 11.4%
Wholesale Trade 2.7%
Retail Trade 12%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5%
Information 2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.8%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 9.4%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 24.4%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.3%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.8%
Public Administration 4.4%

Housing

  Homes Rent 67.2%
  Homes Owned 32.8%

Missouri Rankings


Best places to Live in Missouri
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Adrian 1,953 $83,200 $37,368
Advance 1,449 $84,900 $34,423
Affton 21,345 $140,000 $55,946
Agency 907 $148,900 $70,750
Airport Drive 877 $151,600 $66,250
Alba 503 $70,400 $39,500
Albany 2,178 $69,600 $40,000
Aldrich 76 $75,000 $46,250
Alexandria 142 $40,000 $27,083
Allendale 44 $77,500 $0
Allenville 68 $27,500 $45,000
Alma 387 $83,400 $49,500
Altamont 175 $45,400 $26,250
Altenburg 477 $98,500 $58,603
Alton 1,087 $63,400 $22,353
Amazonia 253 $66,300 $35,000
Amity 18 $0 $0
Amoret 140 $28,600 $23,214
Amsterdam 231 $61,300 $33,125
Anderson 2,435 $75,400 $36,400