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State Demographics Data - MO

Missouri

Demographics & Social
2015
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 242,761
% Foreign Born 4.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 60.6%
% change: 1990-2000 80.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.8%
White
41.6%
Black or African American
10.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
33.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.7%
Other race
10.3%
Two or more races 3.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 71,926
% Latino 29.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 7.8%
18-64 80.3%
65 and older 10.9%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

38.8
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.5%
Married 59.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.2%

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 5,840,911
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 7.3%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White 84.1%
Black or African American 11.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 0.7%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 168,487
% Latino 2.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.4%
5-17 17.1%
18-64 60.7%
65 and older 15.8%
Median Age 38.3
Gender (% female) 51.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.7%
Married 48.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.0%
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.

242,761
Born in Africa 24,321
Born in Asia 95,962
Born in Europe 39,219
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 75,563
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 5,572
Born in Oceania 2,124
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.

242,761
Europe 39,219
Northern Europe 6,381
United Kingdom
5,379
Ireland
584
Other Northern Europe
418
Western Europe 10,121
France
462
Germany
8,219
Other Western Europe
1,440
Southern Europe 2,341
Italy
882
Portugal
192
Other Southern Europe
1,267
Eastern Europe 20,170
Poland
1,373
Russia
3,793
Other Eastern Europe
15,004
Other Europe (no country specified) 206
Asia 95,962
Eastern Asia 27,929
China
18,572

China, excluding Taiwan

16,213

Taiwan

2,359
Japan
2,651
Korea
6,620
Other Eastern Asia
86
South Central Asia 31,161
India
22,633
Iran
1,569
Other South Central Asia
6,959
Southeastern Asia 27,599
Philippines
9,812
Vietnam
11,282
Other Southeastern Asia
6,505
Western Asia 8,755
Israel
618
Lebanon
922
Other Western Asia
7,215
Other Asia (no country specified) 518
Africa 24,321
Eastern Africa 11,724
Northern Africa
1,951
Western Africa
6,986
Middle and Southern Africa
2,069
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,591
Oceania 2,124
Australia and New Zealand subregion 804
Oceania (no country specified) 1,320
Americas 81,135
Latin America 75,563
Caribbean
6,296

Cuba

2,808

Jamaica

1,158

Other Caribbean

2,330
Central America
60,670

Mexico

45,074

El Salvador

4,139

Other Central America

11,457
South America
8,597

Brazil

1,218

Colombia

1,552

Other South America

5,827
Northern America 5,572
Canada
5,480
Other Northern America
92
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 53,393
1990-1999 54,954
2000-2009 77,474
Since 2010 56,940
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 10.0%
Born in Asia 39.5%
Born in Europe 16.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 31.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.3%
Born in Oceania 0.9%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.1%
Country #2 7.5%
Country #3 6.0%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 16.2%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 2.2%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 4.2%
France 0.2%
Germany 3.4%
Other Western Europe 0.6%
Southern Europe 1.0%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 8.3%
Poland 0.6%
Russia 1.6%
Other Eastern Europe 6.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 39.5%
Eastern Asia 11.5%
China 7.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 6.7%
Taiwan 1.0%
Japan 1.1%
Korea 2.7%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 12.8%
India 9.3%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 2.9%
Southeastern Asia 11.4%
Philippines 4.0%
Vietnam 4.6%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.7%
Western Asia 3.6%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.4%
Other Western Asia 3.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 10.0%
Eastern Africa 4.8%
Northern Africa 0.8%
Western Africa 2.9%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.7%
Oceania 0.9%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.5%
Americas 33.4%
Latin America 31.1%
Caribbean 2.6%
Cuba 1.2%
Jamaica 0.5%
Other Caribbean 1.0%
Central America 25.0%
Mexico 18.6%
El Salvador 1.7%
Other Central America 4.7%
South America 3.5%
Brazil 0.5%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 2.4%
Northern America 2.3%
Canada 2.3%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.0%
1980-1989 22.6%
1990-1999 31.9%
Since 2000 23.5%
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 242,761
Naturalized citizens 107,781
Noncitizens 134,980
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 107,781
Before 1980 14,480
1980-1989 11,426
1990-1999 17,058
2000-2009 37,555
Since 2010 27,262
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.4%
Noncitizens 55.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.4%
1980-1989 10.6%
1990-1999 15.8%
2000-2009 34.8%
Since 2010 25.3%
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) 77,533
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 4,443
% married among women who gave birth
73.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.4%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,329,791
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 67,567
% married among women who gave birth 65.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 34.6%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 2.99
Average family size 3.51
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.47
Average family size 3.07
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 1,314,824
Only native parent(s)
1,210,748
One or more foreign-born parents
104,076

Child is native

90,331

Child is foreign born

13,745
Children under age 6 with 430,233
Only native parent(s)
393,656
One or more foreign-born parents
36,577

Child is native

33,701

Child is foreign born

2,876
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 884,591
Only native parent(s)
817,092
One or more foreign-born parents
67,499

Child is native

56,630

Child is foreign born

10,869
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.

547,526
Only native parents 497,986
One or more foreign-born parents 49,540
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.9%
Child is native 6.9%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.5%
Child is native 7.8%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.6%
Child is native 6.4%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.0%
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, 2015 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.