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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, ChesterfieldO'Fallon and Columbia. Major industries in Missouri include food processing, aerospace, transportation equipment and beer making.

 

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Quick Facts about MO

Population 6,045,448
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $48,173
Median Home Price $138,400
Median Property Tax $1,210
Median Rent $67

Employment Rate in MO

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Race in MO

  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 in MO

  Employed 95.3%
  Unemployed 4.7%

Educational Levels in MO

  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 in MO

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 in MO

  Homes Rent 67.2%
  Homes Owned 32.8%

Missouri Rankings

Best places to Live in Missouri

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Kansas City 467,990 $133,400 $45,821
St. Louis 317,850 $120,400 $35,599
Springfield 163,763 $107,600 $33,557
Independence 117,192 $98,600 $43,472
Columbia 115,391 $176,900 $44,907
Lee's Summit 93,618 $191,300 $78,377
O'Fallon 83,053 $190,900 $78,266
St. Joseph 77,037 $100,500 $43,298
St. Charles 67,479 $173,700 $57,558
St. Peters 55,135 $167,400 $70,325
Blue Springs 53,364 $144,900 $63,753
Florissant 52,356 $96,200 $50,767
Joplin 51,042 $108,700 $38,169
Chesterfield 47,706 $338,900 $93,270
Jefferson City 43,186 $138,800 $47,969
Cape Girardeau 38,959 $130,800 $40,107
Oakville 36,663 $206,900 $79,054
Wildwood 35,776 $354,300 $121,026
University City 35,172 $224,200 $51,933
Wentzville 32,827 $188,100 $73,253