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State Demographics Data - MO

Missouri

Demographics & Social
2016
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 249,202
% Foreign Born 4.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 64.8%
% change: 1990-2000 80.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White
45.6%
Black or African American
8.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
32.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
1.5%
Other race
10.0%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 68,527
% Latino 27.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 7.3%
18-64 80.8%
65 and older 11.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.

39.7
Gender (% female) 51.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.7%
Married 61.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.1%

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 5,843,798
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 7.3%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 83.8%
Black or African American 11.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 0.8%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 175,040
% Latino 3.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.3%
5-17 17.1%
18-64 60.3%
65 and older 16.2%
Median Age 38.3
Gender (% female) 50.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.0%
Married 48.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.8%
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.

249,202
Born in Africa 20,907
Born in Asia 98,349
Born in Europe 46,174
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 73,801
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6,317
Born in Oceania 3,654
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.

249,202
Europe 46,174
Northern Europe 5,973
United Kingdom
4,640
Ireland
412
Other Northern Europe
921
Western Europe 10,033
France
657
Germany
7,960
Other Western Europe
1,416
Southern Europe 3,675
Italy
1,723
Portugal
245
Other Southern Europe
1,707
Eastern Europe 26,447
Poland
2,159
Russia
2,803
Other Eastern Europe
21,485
Other Europe (no country specified) 46
Asia 98,349
Eastern Asia 29,773
China
20,825

China, excluding Taiwan

19,637

Taiwan

1,188
Japan
1,607
Korea
7,188
Other Eastern Asia
153
South Central Asia 29,403
India
20,353
Iran
2,368
Other South Central Asia
6,682
Southeastern Asia 28,138
Philippines
7,974
Vietnam
13,851
Other Southeastern Asia
6,313
Western Asia 9,809
Israel
838
Lebanon
1,728
Other Western Asia
7,243
Other Asia (no country specified) 1,226
Africa 20,907
Eastern Africa 7,856
Northern Africa
4,753
Western Africa
4,683
Middle and Southern Africa
2,532
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,083
Oceania 3,654
Australia and New Zealand subregion 465
Oceania (no country specified) 3,189
Americas 80,118
Latin America 73,801
Caribbean
7,960

Cuba

2,727

Jamaica

1,211

Other Caribbean

4,022
Central America
57,812

Mexico

43,073

El Salvador

3,799

Other Central America

10,940
South America
8,029

Brazil

1,383

Colombia

1,930

Other South America

4,716
Northern America 6,317
Canada
6,102
Other Northern America
215
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 54,656
1990-1999 59,344
2000-2009 75,562
Since 2010 59,640
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 8.4%
Born in Asia 39.5%
Born in Europe 18.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 29.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.5%
Born in Oceania 1.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.10
Country #2 7.50%
Country #3 6.00
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 18.5%
Northern Europe 2.4%
United Kingdom 1.9%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 4.0%
France 0.3%
Germany 3.2%
Other Western Europe 0.6%
Southern Europe 1.5%
Italy 0.7%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.7%
Eastern Europe 10.6%
Poland 0.9%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 8.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 39.5%
Eastern Asia 11.9%
China 8.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.9%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 2.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.1%
South Central Asia 11.8%
India 8.2%
Iran 1.0%
Other South Central Asia 2.7%
Southeastern Asia 11.3%
Philippines 3.2%
Vietnam 5.6%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.5%
Western Asia 3.9%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.7%
Other Western Asia 2.9%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.5%
Africa 8.4%
Eastern Africa 3.2%
Northern Africa 1.9%
Western Africa 1.9%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.0%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 1.5%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.3%
Americas 32.1%
Latin America 29.6%
Caribbean 3.2%
Cuba 1.1%
Jamaica 0.5%
Other Caribbean 1.6%
Central America 23.2%
Mexico 17.3%
El Salvador 1.5%
Other Central America 4.4%
South America 3.2%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.8%
Other South America 1.9%
Northern America 2.5%
Canada 2.4%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 21.9%
1980-1989 23.8%
1990-1999 30.3%
Since 2000 23.9%
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 16.70
Country #2 6.50%
Country #3 5.80
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 10.50
Country #2 6.30%
Country #3 5.60%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 249,202
Naturalized citizens 118,808
Noncitizens 130,394
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 118,808
Before 1980 15,781
1980-1989 11,583
1990-1999 16,107
2000-2009 38,287
Since 2010 37,050
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 47.7%
Noncitizens 52.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.3%
1980-1989 9.7%
1990-1999 13.6%
2000-2009 32.2%
Since 2010 31.2%
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) 82,080
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,089
% married among women who gave birth
73.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,319,666
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 70,492
% married among women who gave birth 62.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 3.08
Average family size 3.63
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 1,305,640
Only native parent(s)
1,193,078
One or more foreign-born parents
112,562

Child is native

99,450

Child is foreign born

13,112
Children under age 6 with 424,754
Only native parent(s)
385,556
One or more foreign-born parents
39,198

Child is native

37,005

Child is foreign born

2,193
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 880,886
Only native parent(s)
807,522
One or more foreign-born parents
73,364

Child is native

62,445

Child is foreign born

10,919
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.

540,030
Only native parents 481,879
One or more foreign-born parents 58,151
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.6%
Child is native 7.6%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 90.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.2%
Child is native 8.7%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.3%
Child is native 7.1%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 89.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.8%
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, 2016 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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.