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State Demographics Data - MO

Missouri

Demographics & Social
2018
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 258,390
% Foreign Born 4.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 70.9%
% change: 1990-2000 80.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White
43.2%
Black or African American
10.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
33.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.8%
Other race
8.5%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 65,840
% Latino 25.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.3%
5-17 8.0%
18-64 79.2%
65 and older 11.5%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.4%
Married 62.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.3%

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 5,868,062
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 7.8%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.1%
White 83.9%
Black or African American 11.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 0.6%
Two or more races 2.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 187,634
% Latino 3.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.3%
5-17 16.8%
18-64 59.8%
65 and older 17.1%
Median Age 38.7
Gender (% female) 50.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.7%
Married 48.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.4%
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.

258,390
Born in Africa 27,874
Born in Asia 106,882
Born in Europe 47,185
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 68,770
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,953
Born in Oceania 3,726
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
Country #2
Country #3
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.

258,390
Europe 47,185
Northern Europe 6,696
United Kingdom
5,636
Ireland
393
Other Northern Europe
667
Western Europe 10,401
France
1,247
Germany
7,254
Other Western Europe
1,900
Southern Europe 4,185
Italy
2,550
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
1,635
Eastern Europe 25,903
Poland
923
Russia
3,362
Other Eastern Europe
21,618
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 106,882
Eastern Asia 31,840
China
21,319

China, excluding Taiwan

18,560

Taiwan

2,759
Japan
1,774
Korea
8,623
Other Eastern Asia
124
South Central Asia 30,152
India
20,365
Iran
1,853
Other South Central Asia
7,934
Southeastern Asia 31,741
Philippines
9,645
Vietnam
13,995
Other Southeastern Asia
8,101
Western Asia 12,233
Israel
709
Lebanon
185
Other Western Asia
11,339
Other Asia (no country specified) 916
Africa 27,874
Eastern Africa 11,872
Northern Africa
1,371
Western Africa
6,999
Middle and Southern Africa
4,042
Other Africa (no country specified)
3,590
Oceania 3,726
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,256
Oceania (no country specified) 2,470
Americas 72,723
Latin America 68,770
Caribbean
7,343

Cuba

4,957

Jamaica

393

Other Caribbean

1,993
Central America
51,454

Mexico

40,816

El Salvador

2,025

Other Central America

8,613
South America
9,973

Brazil

2,039

Colombia

2,703

Other South America

5,231
Northern America 3,953
Canada
3,763
Other Northern America
190
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 49,662
1990-1999 54,672
2000-2009 67,415
Since 2010 86,641
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 10.8%
Born in Asia 41.4%
Born in Europe 18.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 26.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.5%
Born in Oceania 1.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 18.3%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 2.2%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 4.0%
France 0.5%
Germany 2.8%
Other Western Europe 0.7%
Southern Europe 1.6%
Italy 1.0%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.6%
Eastern Europe 10.0%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 1.3%
Other Eastern Europe 8.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 41.4%
Eastern Asia 12.3%
China 8.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.2%
Taiwan 1.1%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 3.3%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 11.7%
India 7.9%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 3.1%
Southeastern Asia 12.3%
Philippines 3.7%
Vietnam 5.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.1%
Western Asia 4.7%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 4.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.4%
Africa 10.8%
Eastern Africa 4.6%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 2.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.4%
Oceania 1.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.5%
Oceania (no country specified) 1.0%
Americas 28.1%
Latin America 26.6%
Caribbean 2.8%
Cuba 1.9%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.8%
Central America 19.9%
Mexico 15.8%
El Salvador 0.8%
Other Central America 3.3%
South America 3.9%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 1.0%
Other South America 2.0%
Northern America 1.5%
Canada 1.5%
Other Northern America 0.1%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 19.2%
1980-1989 21.2%
1990-1999 26.1%
Since 2000 33.5%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 258,390
Naturalized citizens 127,336
Noncitizens 131,054
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 127,336
Before 1990 23,774
1990-1999 18,799
2000-2009 38,404
2010-2014 21,352
Since 2015 25,007
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 49.3%
Noncitizens 50.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 18.7%
1980-1989 14.8%
1990-1999 30.2%
2000-2009 16.8%
Since 2010 19.6%
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) 83,231
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,844
% married among women who gave birth
94.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
5.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,312,603
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 74,463
% married among women who gave birth 65.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 35.0%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 3
U.S. Born
Average household size 2
Average family size 3
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 1,299,993
Only native parent(s)
1,189,272
One or more foreign-born parents
110,721

Child is native

91,743

Child is foreign born

18,978
Children under age 6 with 423,206
Only native parent(s)
386,584
One or more foreign-born parents
36,622

Child is native

32,725

Child is foreign born

3,897
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 876,787
Only native parent(s)
802,688
One or more foreign-born parents
74,099

Child is native

59,018

Child is foreign born

15,081
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.

514,361
Only native parents 463,880
One or more foreign-born parents 50,481
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.5%
Child is native 7.1%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.7%
Child is native 7.7%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.5%
Child is native 6.7%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 90.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.8%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2018 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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.