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State Demographics Data - MO

Missouri

Demographics & Social
2017
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 257,102
% Foreign Born 4.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 70.0%
% change: 1990-2000 80.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White
40.0%
Black or African American
9.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
34.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.6%
Other race
11.9%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 66,283
% Latino 25.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.1%
5-17 7.0%
18-64 79.6%
65 and older 12.2%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

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Gender (% female) 51.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.4%
Married 59.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.8%

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 5,856,430
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 7.6%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White 83.9%
Black or African American 11.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 0.9%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 189,520
% Latino 3.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.3%
5-17 17.0%
18-64 59.9%
65 and older 16.7%
Median Age 38.4
Gender (% female) 50.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.9%
Married 47.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.1%
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.

257,102
Born in Africa 23,559
Born in Asia 102,560
Born in Europe 48,511
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 74,172
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 5,378
Born in Oceania 2,922
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.

257,102
Europe 48,511
Northern Europe 7,411
United Kingdom
5,956
Ireland
592
Other Northern Europe
863
Western Europe 11,552
France
2,264
Germany
7,331
Other Western Europe
1,957
Southern Europe 4,008
Italy
2,323
Portugal
267
Other Southern Europe
1,418
Eastern Europe 25,540
Poland
1,284
Russia
2,597
Other Eastern Europe
21,659
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 102,560
Eastern Asia 34,714
China
24,238

China, excluding Taiwan

20,116

Taiwan

4,122
Japan
2,649
Korea
7,245
Other Eastern Asia
582
South Central Asia 28,897
India
19,483
Iran
1,067
Other South Central Asia
8,347
Southeastern Asia 29,561
Philippines
11,153
Vietnam
8,466
Other Southeastern Asia
9,942
Western Asia 9,218
Israel
771
Lebanon
1,266
Other Western Asia
7,181
Other Asia (no country specified) 170
Africa 23,559
Eastern Africa 8,232
Northern Africa
1,881
Western Africa
7,773
Middle and Southern Africa
3,941
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,732
Oceania 2,922
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,137
Oceania (no country specified) 1,785
Americas 79,550
Latin America 74,172
Caribbean
6,706

Cuba

1,841

Jamaica

2,460

Other Caribbean

2,405
Central America
57,719

Mexico

42,393

El Salvador

3,914

Other Central America

11,412
South America
9,747

Brazil

4,139

Colombia

1,824

Other South America

3,784
Northern America 5,378
Canada
5,215
Other Northern America
163
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 56,802
1990-1999 54,338
2000-2009 75,164
Since 2010 70,798
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.2%
Born in Asia 39.9%
Born in Europe 18.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 28.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.1%
Born in Oceania 1.1%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.1
Country #2 7.50%
Country #3 6
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 18.9%
Northern Europe 2.9%
United Kingdom 2.3%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 4.5%
France 0.9%
Germany 2.9%
Other Western Europe 0.8%
Southern Europe 1.6%
Italy 0.9%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.6%
Eastern Europe 9.9%
Poland 0.5%
Russia 1.0%
Other Eastern Europe 8.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 39.9%
Eastern Asia 13.5%
China 9.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.8%
Taiwan 1.6%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 2.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.2%
South Central Asia 11.2%
India 7.6%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 3.2%
Southeastern Asia 11.5%
Philippines 4.3%
Vietnam 3.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.9%
Western Asia 3.6%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.5%
Other Western Asia 2.8%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 9.2%
Eastern Africa 3.2%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 3.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.7%
Oceania 1.1%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.7%
Americas 30.9%
Latin America 28.8%
Caribbean 2.6%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 1.0%
Other Caribbean 0.9%
Central America 22.4%
Mexico 16.5%
El Salvador 1.5%
Other Central America 4.4%
South America 3.8%
Brazil 1.6%
Colombia 0.7%
Other South America 1.5%
Northern America 2.1%
Canada 2.0%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.1%
1980-1989 21.1%
1990-1999 29.2%
Since 2000 27.5%
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 6.50%
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 #1 163
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 6.30%
Country #3 5.60%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 257,102
Naturalized citizens 123,943
Noncitizens 133,159
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 123,943
Before 1980 16,214
1980-1989 10,747
1990-1999 23,326
2000-2009 38,371
Since 2010 35,285
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 48.2%
Noncitizens 51.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.1%
1980-1989 8.7%
1990-1999 18.8%
2000-2009 31.0%
Since 2010 28.5%
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) 81,187
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 6,032
% married among women who gave birth
78.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
21.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,312,578
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 74,241
% married among women who gave birth 61.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 38.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 2.9
Average family size 3.62
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.47
Average family size 3.06
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 1,298,541
Only native parent(s)
1,191,880
One or more foreign-born parents
106,661

Child is native

90,946

Child is foreign born

15,715
Children under age 6 with 426,166
Only native parent(s)
389,313
One or more foreign-born parents
36,853

Child is native

33,955

Child is foreign born

2,898
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 872,375
Only native parent(s)
802,567
One or more foreign-born parents
69,808

Child is native

56,991

Child is foreign born

12,817
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.

526,403
Only native parents 481,301
One or more foreign-born parents 45,102
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.2%
Child is native 7.0%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.6%
Child is native 8.0%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.0%
Child is native 6.5%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.6%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.