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State Demographics Data - MO

Missouri

Demographics & Social
2014
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 225,122
% Foreign Born 3.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 48.9%
% change: 1990-2000 80.8%
Race (%)  
One race 95.6%
White
41.2%
Black or African American
9.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
33.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.3%
Other race
11.4%
Two or more races 4.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 62,773
% Latino 27.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.0%
5-17 7.5%
18-64 80.5%
65 and older 11.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

39.5
Gender (% female) 51.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.2%
Married 57.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.3%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 5,838,467
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 7.2%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White 83.9%
Black or African American 11.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 0.8%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 170,552
% Latino 2.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.3%
5-17 17.2%
18-64 60.9%
65 and older 15.5%
Median Age 38.4
Gender (% female) 51.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.7%
Married 48.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.9%
Foreign Born
Number 151,196
% Foreign Born 2.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 5,444,015
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Foreign Born
Number 83,633
% Foreign Born 1.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 5,033,440
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

225,122
Born in Africa 19,922
Born in Asia 87,741
Born in Europe 42,089
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 67,286
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6,365
Born in Oceania 1,719
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 China (exc. Taiwan)
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

225,122
Europe 42,089
Northern Europe 6,077
United Kingdom
5,066
Ireland
633
Other Northern Europe
378
Western Europe 11,231
France
1,060
Germany
8,339
Other Western Europe
1,832
Southern Europe 2,597
Italy
1,314
Portugal
95
Other Southern Europe
1,188
Eastern Europe 22,184
Poland
919
Russia
4,393
Other Eastern Europe
16,872
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 87,741
Eastern Asia 26,756
China
16,790

China, excluding Taiwan

14,420

Taiwan

2,370
Japan
2,124
Korea
7,249
Other Eastern Asia
593
South Central Asia 28,238
India
16,332
Iran
782
Other South Central Asia
11,124
Southeastern Asia 25,218
Philippines
9,340
Vietnam
11,166
Other Southeastern Asia
4,712
Western Asia 6,625
Israel
297
Lebanon
1,374
Other Western Asia
4,954
Other Asia (no country specified) 904
Africa 19,922
Eastern Africa 10,132
Northern Africa
2,577
Western Africa
3,816
Middle and Southern Africa
1,559
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,838
Oceania 1,719
Australia and New Zealand subregion 748
Oceania (no country specified) 971
Americas 73,651
Latin America 67,286
Caribbean
6,257

Cuba

2,716

Jamaica

1,453

Other Caribbean

2,088
Central America
54,251

Mexico

39,072

El Salvador

3,223

Other Central America

11,956
South America
6,778

Brazil

1,787

Colombia

1,309

Other South America

3,682
Northern America 6,365
Canada
6,365
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 55,917
1990-1999 57,802
2000-2009 72,032
Since 2010 39,371
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 8.8%
Born in Asia 39.0%
Born in Europe 18.7%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 29.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.8%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.1%
Country #2 7.5%
Country #3 6.0%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 18.7%
Northern Europe 2.7%
United Kingdom 2.3%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 5.0%
France 0.5%
Germany 3.7%
Other Western Europe 0.8%
Southern Europe 1.2%
Italy 0.6%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 9.9%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 2.0%
Other Eastern Europe 7.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 39.0%
Eastern Asia 11.9%
China 7.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 6.4%
Taiwan 1.1%
Japan 0.9%
Korea 3.2%
Other Eastern Asia 0.3%
South Central Asia 12.5%
India 7.3%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 4.9%
Southeastern Asia 11.2%
Philippines 4.1%
Vietnam 5.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.1%
Western Asia 2.9%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.6%
Other Western Asia 2.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.4%
Africa 8.8%
Eastern Africa 4.5%
Northern Africa 1.1%
Western Africa 1.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.7%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.8%
Oceania 0.8%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.4%
Americas 32.7%
Latin America 29.9%
Caribbean 2.8%
Cuba 1.2%
Jamaica 0.6%
Other Caribbean 0.9%
Central America 24.1%
Mexico 17.4%
El Salvador 1.4%
Other Central America 5.3%
South America 3.0%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 1.6%
Northern America 2.8%
Canada 2.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.8%
1980-1989 25.7%
1990-1999 32.0%
Since 2000 17.5%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 151,196
Born in Africa 8,453
Born in Asia 52,733
Born in Europe 43,101
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 39,048
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6,280
Cat28 1,580
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Vietnam
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 5.6%
Born in Asia 34.9%
Born in Europe 28.5%
Born in Latin America 25.8%
Born in Northern America 4.2%
Born in Oceania 1.0%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.7%
Country #2 6.5%
Country #3 5.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 80,805
Born in Africa 2,813
Born in Asia 28,249
Born in Europe 32,959
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 11,424
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,467
Cat21 893
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Germany
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Mexico
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.5%
Born in Asia 35.0%
Born in Europe 40.8%
Born in Latin America 14.1%
Born in Northern America 5.5%
Born in Oceania 1.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 10.5%
Country #2 6.3%
Country #3 5.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 225,122
Naturalized citizens 102,996
Noncitizens 122,126
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 102,996
Before 1980 14,513
1980-1989 9,716
1990-1999 19,151
2000-2009 36,963
Since 2010 22,653
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.8%
Noncitizens 54.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.1%
1980-1989 9.4%
1990-1999 18.6%
2000-2009 35.9%
Since 2010 22.0%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 151,196
Naturalized citizens 61,786
Noncitizens 89,410
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 40.9%
Noncitizens 59.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 83,633
Naturalized citizens 45,683
Noncitizens 37,950
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 54.6%
Noncitizens 45.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 74,918
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 3,864
% married among women who gave birth
89.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
11.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,343,902
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 68,328
% married among women who gave birth 60.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 39.8%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.01
Average family size 3.69
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.48
Average family size 3.09
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 1,312,197
Only native parent(s)
1,220,447
One or more foreign-born parents
91,750

Child is native

80,794

Child is foreign born

10,956
Children under age 6 with 425,702
Only native parent(s)
394,133
One or more foreign-born parents
31,569

Child is native

29,576

Child is foreign born

1,993
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 886,495
Only native parent(s)
826,314
One or more foreign-born parents
60,181

Child is native

51,218

Child is foreign born

8,963
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

558,161
Only native parents 512,971
One or more foreign-born parents 45,190
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.0%
Child is native 6.2%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.4%
Child is native 6.9%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.8%
Child is native 5.8%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.1%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,364,420
Only native parent(s) 1,303,802
One or more foreign-born parents 60,618
Child is native 46,993
Child is foreign born 13,625
Children under age 6 with 429,524
Only native parent(s) 406,647
One or more foreign-born parents 22,877
Child is native 20,416
Child is foreign born 2,461
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 934,896
Only native parent(s) 897,155
One or more foreign-born parents 37,741
Child is native 26,577
Child is foreign born 11,164
Children in Low-Income Families* 505,358
Only native parents 481,012
One or more foreign-born parents 24,346
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.4%
Child is native 3.4%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.3%
Child is native 4.8%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.0%
Child is native 2.8%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.8%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,266,907
Only native parent(s) 1,231,342
One or more foreign-born parents 35,565
Child is native 29,591
Child is foreign born 5,974
Children under age 6 with 430,629
Only native parent(s) 419,518
One or more foreign-born parents 11,111
Child is native 9,913
Child is foreign born 1,198
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 836,278
Only native parent(s) 811,824
One or more foreign-born parents 24,454
Child is native 19,678
Child is foreign born 4,776
Children in Low-Income Families* 502,971
Only native parents 488,467
One or more foreign-born parents 14,504
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.8%
Child is native 2.3%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.6%
Child is native 2.3%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.9%
Child is native 2.4%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 97.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.9%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.