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Welcome to Missouri
 Introduction
Missouri was named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe. Missouri was the 24th state admitted to the United States. The state's nickname is the “Show-Me State,” first recorded in 1894. Missouri's border physically touches a total of eight different states which are Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. The per capita personal income in 2003 was $29,464, 27th in the nation. Major industries include aerospace, transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, printing/publishing, electrical equipment, light manufacturing, and beer. The agriculture products of the state are beef, soybeans, pork, dairy products, hay, corn, poultry, and eggs.
 People
Total population (2007) 5,878,415
Total Births (2006) 78,815
Total Deaths (2006) 55,620
Total natural population increases (2006) 23,195
Total international migration (2006) 8,272
Total internal migration (2006) 13,338
Net migration (2006) 21,610
Total male population (2000) 2,720,177
Total female population (2000) 2,875,034
Total white population (2000) 4,748,083
Total black population (2000) 629,391
Total asian population (2000) 61,595
American Indian & Alaska Native population (2000) 25,076
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander popualtion (2000) 3,178
Hispanic population (2000) 118,592
Total population over 18 yrs (2000) 4,167,519
White population over 18 yrs (2000) 3,600,107
Black population over 18 yrs (2000) 424,275
American Indian & Alaska Native population over 18 yrs (2000) 18,284
Asian population over 18 yrs (2000) 47,110
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population over 18 yrs (2000) 2,201
Female median age (2000) 37
Male median age (2000) 35
Total number households (2000) 2,194,594
Average household size (2000) 2.48




 Geography
Capital Jefferson City
Largest City Kansas City
State's Total Area Ranking 21
Total Area 69 sq mi
Width 240 miles
Length 300 miles
Percent Water 0.01%
Latitude 36°N to 40°35'N
Longitude 89°6'W to 95°42'W
Highest Elevation Taum Sauk Mountain 1,772 ft (540 m)
Mean Elevation 800 ft
Lowest Elevation Saint Francis River 230 ft (70 m)
 Economics
GDP (2005) $216,065,000,000
GDP average annual growth rate percent 1997 to 2004 1.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting contribution to GDP (2005) $2,011,000,000
Mining contribution to GDP (2005) $1,076,000,000
Utilities contribution to GDP (2005) $3,493,000,000
Construction contribution to GDP (2005) $10,184,000,000
Durable goods manufacturing contribution to GDP (2005) $17,243,000,000
Non-durable goods manufacturing contribution to GDP (2005) $15,105,000,000
Wholesale trade contribution to GDP (2005) $13,979,000,000
Retail trade contribution to GDP (2005) $14,997,000,000
Transportation and warehousing contribution to GDP (2005) $7,837,000,000
Information contribution to GDP (2005) $10,124,000,000
Finance and insurance contribution to GDP (2005) $13,378,000,000
Real estate, rental, and leasing contribution to GDP (2005) $21,958,000,000
Professional and technical services contribution to GDP (2005) $12,500,000,000
Management of companies contribution to GDP (2005) $8,006,000,000
Administrative and waste services contribution to GDP (2005) $5,869,000,000
Educational services contribution to GDP (2005) $2,590,000,000
Health care and social assistance contribution to GDP (2005) $16,270,000,000
Arts, entertainment, and recreation contribution to GDP (2005) $2,892,000,000
Accomodation and food services contribution to GDP (2005) $5,739,000,000
Other services contribution to GDP (2005) $5,438,000,000
Government contribution to GDP (2005) $25,377,000,000
Total state tax (2005) $9,543,814
Total state tax per capita (2005) $1,645
Total employees state & local government (2005) 318,372
Firefighters (2005) 5,938
Government hospital employees (2005) 22,873
Government transit employees (2005) 3,375
Population with health insurance (2000) 4,860,784
Population without health insurance (2000) 662,688
 Other
State Flower Hawthorn
State Bird Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Violent crime (2005) 30,477
Violent crime rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 525.4
Murder & nonnegligent manslaughter (2005) 402
Murder & nonnegligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 6.9
Forcible rape (2005) 1,625
Forcible rape rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 28.0
Robbery (2005) 7,196
Robbery rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 124.1
Aggravated assault (2005) 21,254
Aggravated assault rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 366.4
Property crime (2005) 227,809
Property crime rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 3927.5
Burglary (2005) 42,822
Burglary rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 738.3
Larceny-theft (2005) 159,288
Larceny-theft rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 2746.2
Motor vehicle theft (2005) 25,699
Motor vehicle theft rate per 100,000 Inhabitants (2005) 443.1
 City List (Population 2000)
Adrian (1,780) Advance (1,244) Agency (599)
Alba (588) Albany (1,937) Aldrich (75)
Alexandria (166) Allendale (54) Allenton
Alma (399) Altamont (218) Altenburg (309)
Alton (668) Amazonia (277) Amity (70)
Amoret (211) Amsterdam (281) Anabel
Anderson (1,856) Annada (48) Annapolis (310)
Anniston (285) Appleton City (1,314) Arbela (40)
Arbyrd (528) Arcadia (567) Archie (890)
Arcola (45) Argyle (164) Armstrong (287)
Arnold (19,965) Arrow Rock (79) Asbury (218)
Ash Grove (1,430) Ashburn (51) Ashland (1,869)
Atlanta (450) Augusta (218) Aurora (7,014)
Auxvasse (901) Ava (3,021) Avilla (137)
Bakersfield (285) Ballwin (31,283) Baring (159)
Barnard (257) Barnett (207) Barnhart (6,108)
Bates City (245) Beaufort Belgrade
Bell City (461) Belle (1,344) Belleview
Bellflower (427) Belton (21,730) Benton City (122)
Benton (732) Berger (206) Bernie (1,777)
Bertrand (740) Bethany (3,087) Bethel (121)
Beulah Bevier (723) Billings (1,091)
Birch Tree (634) Bismarck (1,470) Bixby
Blackburn (284) Black Blackwater (199)
Blackwell Blairstown (141) Bland (565)
Blodgett (265) Bloomfield (1,952) Bloomsdale (419)
Blue Eye (129) Blue Springs (48,080) Blythedale (233)
Bogard (234) Bois D Arc Bolckow (234)
Bolivar (9,143) Bonne Terre (4,039) Bonnots Mill
Boonville (8,202) Boss Bosworth (382)
Bourbon (1,348) Bowling Green (3,260) Bradleyville
Bragg City (189) Braggadocio Brandsville (174)
Branson (6,050) Brashear (280) Braymer (910)
Brazeau Breckenridge (454) Briar
Bridgeton (15,550) Brighton Brinktown
Brixey Bronaugh (245) Brookfield (4,769)
Brookline Station Broseley Browning (317)
Brownwood Brumley (102) Bruner
Brunswick (925) Bucklin (524) Buckner (2,725)
Bucyrus Buffalo (2,781) Bunceton (348)
Bunker (427) Burfordville Burlington Junction (632)
Butler (4,209) Butterfield (397) Cabool (2,168)
Cadet Cainsville (370) Cairo (293)
Caledonia (158) Calhoun (491) California (4,005)
Callao (291) Camden Point (484) Camden (209)
Camdenton (2,779) Cameron (8,312) Campbell (1,883)
Canalou (348) Canton (2,557) Cape Fair
Cape Girardeau (35,349) Caplinger Mills Cardwell (789)
Carl Junction (5,294) Carrollton (4,122) Carterville (1,850)
Carthage (12,668) Caruthersville (6,760) Cascade
Cassville (2,890) Catawissa Catron (68)
Caulfield Cedar Hill (1,703) Cedarcreek
Center (644) Centertown (257) Centerview (249)
Centerville (171) Centralia (3,774) Chadwick
Chaffee (3,044) Chamois (456) Charleston (4,732)
Cherryville Chesterfield (46,802) Chestnutridge
Chilhowee (329) Chillicothe (8,968) Chula (198)
Clarence (915) Clark (275) Clarksburg (375)
Clarksdale (351) Clarksville (490) Clarkton (1,330)
Clearmont (191) Cleveland (592) Clever (1,010)
Clifton Hill (124) Climax Springs (80) Clinton (9,311)
Clubb Clyde (74) Coatsville
Coffey (140) Cole Camp (1,028) Collins (176)
Columbia (84,531) Commerce (110) Conception Junction (202)
Conception Concordia (2,360) Conway (743)
Cook Station Cooter (440) Corder (427)
Cosby (143) Cottleville (1,928) Couch
Cowgill (247) Craig (309) Crane (1,390)
Creighton (322) Crocker (1,033) Cross Timbers (185)
Crystal City (4,247) Cuba (3,230) Curryville (251)
Dadeville (224) Daisy Dalton (27)
Darlington (113) Davisville Dawn
De Kalb (257) De Soto (6,375) De Witt (120)
Dearborn (529) Deepwater (507) Deerfield (75)
Deering Defiance Delta (517)
Denver (40) Des Arc (187) Devils Elbow
Dexter (7,356) Diamond (807) Diggins (298)
Dittmer Dixon (1,570) Doe Run
Doniphan (1,932) Dora Dover (108)
Downing (396) Drexel (1,090) Drury
Dudley (289) Duenweg (1,034) Duke
Dunnegan Durham Dutchtown (99)
Dutzow Eagle Rock Eagleville (321)
Earth City East Lynne (300) East Prairie (3,227)
Easton (258) Edgar Springs (190) Edgerton (533)
Edina (1,233) Edwards El Dorado Springs (3,775)
Eldon (4,895) Eldridge Elk Creek
Elkland Ellington (1,045) Ellsinore (363)
Elmer (98) Elmo (166) Elsberry (2,047)
Emden Eminence (548) Emma (243)
Eolia (435) Essex (524) Ethel (100)
Eudora Eugene Eunice
Eureka (7,676) Everton (322) Ewing (464)
Excello Excelsior Springs (10,847) Exeter (707)
Fagus Fair Grove (1,107) Fair Play (418)
Fairdealing Fairfax (645) Fairport
Fairview (395) Falcon Farber (411)
Farley (226) Farmington (13,924) Farrar
Faucett Fayette (2,793) Fenton (4,360)
Festus (9,660) Fillmore (211) Fisk (363)
Flemington (124) Fletcher Flinthill
Florence Florissant (50,497) Foley (178)
Fordland (684) Forest City (338) Foristell (331)
Forsyth (1,686) Fort Leonard Wood (13,666) Fortuna
Foster (130) Frankford (351) Franklin (112)
Fredericktown (3,928) Freeburg (423) Freeman (521)
Freistatt (184) Fremont French Village
Friedheim Frohna (192) Fulton (12,128)
Gainesville (632) Galena (451) Gallatin (1,789)
Galt (275) Garden City (1,500) Garrison
Gasconade (267) Gatewood Gentry (101)
Gerald (1,171) Gibbs (100) Gibson
Gideon (1,113) Gilliam (229) Gilman City (380)
Gipsy Glasgow (1,263) Glenallen
Glencoe Glenwood (203) Gobler
Golden City (884) Golden Goodman (1,183)
Gordonville (425) Gorin Gower (1,399)
Graff Graham (191) Grain Valley (5,160)
Granby (2,121) Grandin (236) Grandview (24,881)
Granger (44) Grant City (926) Gravois Mills (208)
Gray Summit (2,640) Grayridge Green Castle
Green City (688) Green Ridge (445) Greenfield (1,358)
Greentop (427) Greenville (451) Greenwood (3,952)
Grover Grovespring Grubville
Guilford (87) Hale (473) Half Way
Hallsville (978) Halltown (189) Hamilton (1,813)
Hannibal (17,757) Hardenville Hardin (614)
Harrisburg (184) Harris (105) Harrisonville (8,946)
Hartsburg (108) Hartshorn Hartville (607)
Harviell Harwood (90) Hatfield
Hawk Point (459) Hayti (3,207) Hazelwood (26,206)
Helena Hematite Henley
Henrietta (457) Herculaneum (2,805) Hermann (2,674)
Hermitage (406) Higbee (623) Higginsville (4,682)
High Hill (231) High Point High Ridge (4,236)
Highlandville (872) Hillsboro (1,675) Holcomb (696)
Holden (2,510) Holland (246) Holliday (129)
Hollister (3,867) Holt (405) Holts Summit (2,935)
Hopkins (579) Hornersville (686) House Springs
Houstonia (275) Houston (1,992) Huggins
Hughesville (174) Humansville (946) Hume (337)
Humphreys (164) Hunnewell (227) Huntsville (1,553)
Hurdland (239) Hurley (157) Iberia (605)
Imperial (4,373) Independence (113,288) Ionia (108)
Irondale (437) Ironton (1,471) Isabella
Jackson (11,947) Jacksonville (163) Jadwin
Jameson (120) Jamesport (505) Jamestown (382)
Jasper (1,011) Jefferson City (39,636) Jerico Springs (259)
Jerome Jonesburg (695) Joplin (45,504)
Kahoka (2,241) Kaiser Kansas City (441,545)
Kearney (5,472) Kelso (527) Kennett (11,260)
Kewanee Keytesville (533) Kidder (271)
Kimberling City (2,253) Kimmswick (94) King City (1,012)
Kingdom City (121) Kingston (287) Kingsville (257)
Kirbyville Kirksville (16,988) Kissee Mills
Knob Lick Knob Noster (2,462) Knox City (223)
Koeltztown Koshkonong (205) La Belle (669)
La Grange (1,000) La Monte (1,064) La Plata (1,486)
La Russell (138) Labadie Laclede (415)
Laddonia (620) Lake Ozark (1,489) Lake Saint Louis
Lake Spring Lamar (4,425) Lampe
Lanagan (411) Lancaster (737) Laquey
Laredo (250) Latham Lathrop (2,092)
Laurie (663) Lawson (2,336) Leadwood (1,160)
Leasburg (323) Lebanon (12,155) Lees Summit
Leeton (619) Lenox Lentner
Leonard (66) Leopold Leslie (87)
Lesterville Levasy (108) Lewistown (595)
Lexington (4,453) Liberal (779) Liberty (26,232)
Licking (1,471) Liguori Lilbourn (1,303)
Lincoln (1,026) Linn Creek (280) Linneus (369)
Linn (1,354) Livonia (114) Lock Springs (69)
Lockwood (989) Lodi Lohman (168)
Lone Jack (528) Lonedell Long Lane
Loose Creek Louisburg (147) Louisiana (3,863)
Lowndes Lowry City (728) Lucerne (92)
Ludlow (204) Luebbering Luray (102)
Lynchburg Macks Creek (267) Macomb
Macon (5,538) Madison (586) Maitland (342)
Malden (4,782) Malta Bend (249) Mansfield (1,349)
Mapaville Marble Hill (1,502) Marceline (2,558)
Marionville (2,113) Marquand (251) Marshall (12,433)
Marshfield (5,720) Marston (610) Marthasville (837)
Martinsburg (326) Martinsville Maryland Heights (25,756)
Maryville (10,581) Matthews (605) Maysville (1,212)
Mayview (294) Maywood Mc Bride
Mc Clurg Mc Fall Mc Gee
Mc Girk Meadville (457) Memphis (2,061)
Mendon (208) Mercer (342) Meta (249)
Metz (67) Mexico (11,320) Miami (160)
Middle Brook Middletown (199) Milan (1,958)
Milford (52) Mill Spring (219) Miller (754)
Millersville Milo (84) Mindenmines (409)
Mineral Point (363) Missouri City (295) Moberly (11,945)
Mokane (188) Monett (7,396) Monroe City (2,588)
Montgomery City (2,442) Monticello (126) Montier
Montreal Montrose (417) Moody
Mooresville (89) Mora Morehouse (1,015)
Morley (792) Morrison (123) Morrisville (344)
Morse Mill Mosby (242) Moscow Mills (1,742)
Mound City (1,193) Moundville (103) Mount Sterling
Mount Vernon (4,017) Mountain Grove (4,574) Mountain View (2,430)
Myrtle Napoleon (208) Naylor (610)
Neck City (119) Neelyville (487) Nelson (212)
Neosho (10,505) Nevada (8,607) New Bloomfield (599)
New Boston New Cambria (222) New Florence (764)
New Franklin (1,145) New Hampton (349) New Haven (1,867)
New London (1,001) New Madrid (3,334) New Melle (124)
Newark (100) Newburg (484) Newtonia (231)
Newtown (209) Niangua (445) Nixa (12,124)
Noble Noel (1,480) Norborne (805)
Norwood (552) Novelty (119) Novinger (534)
O Fallon Oak Grove (5,535) Oak Ridge (202)
Odessa (4,818) Old Appleton (82) Old Monroe (250)
Oldfield Olean (157) Olney
Oran (1,264) Oregon (935) Oronogo (976)
Orrick (889) Osage Beach (3,662) Osborn (455)
Osceola (835) Otterville (476) Owensville (2,500)
Oxly Ozark (9,665) Pacific (5,482)
Palmyra (3,467) Paris (1,529) Park Hills (7,861)
Parma (852) Parnell (197) Patterson
Patton Pattonsburg (261) Peace Valley
Peculiar (2,604) Perkins Perry (666)
Perryville (7,667) Pevely (3,768) Philadelphia
Phillipsburg (201) Pickering (154) Piedmont (1,992)
Pierce City (1,385) Pilot Grove (723) Pilot Knob (697)
Pineville (768) Pittsburg Plato
Platte City (3,866) Plattsburg (2,354) Pleasant Hill (5,582)
Pleasant Hope (548) Plevna Pocahontas (127)
Point Lookout Polk Pollock (131)
Polo (582) Pomona Ponce De Leon
Pontiac Poplar Bluff (16,651) Portage Des Sioux (351)
Portageville (3,295) Portland Potosi (2,662)
Pottersville Powell Powersite
Powersville (86) Prairie Home (220) Preston (113)
Princeton (1,047) Protem Purcell (357)
Purdin (223) Purdy (1,103) Puxico (1,145)
Queen City (638) Quincy Qulin (467)
Racine Ravenwood (448) Raymondville (442)
Raymore (11,146) Rayville (204) Rea (56)
Redford Reeds Spring (465) Reeds (103)
Renick (221) Republic (8,438) Revere (121)
Reynolds Rhineland (176) Rich Hill (1,461)
Richards (95) Richland (1,805) Richmond (6,116)
Richwoods Ridgedale Ridgeway (530)
Risco (392) Riverside (2,979) Rives (88)
Roach Robertsville Roby
Rocheport (208) Rock Port (1,395) Rockaway Beach (577)
Rockbridge Rockville (162) Rocky Comfort
Rocky Mount Rogersville (1,508) Rolla (16,367)
Rombauer Roscoe (112) Rosebud (364)
Rosendale (180) Rothville (93) Rueter
Rush Hill (130) Rushville (280) Russellville (758)
Rutledge (103) Saginaw (276) Saint Albans
Saint Ann Saint Charles Saint Clair
Saint Elizabeth Saint James Saint Joseph
Saint Louis Saint Mary Saint Patrick
Saint Peters Saint Robert Saint Thomas
Sainte Genevieve Salem (4,854) Salisbury (1,726)
Santa Fe Sarcoxie (1,354) Savannah (4,762)
Saverton Schell City (286) Scott City (4,591)
Sedalia (20,339) Sedgewickville (197) Seligman (877)
Senath (1,650) Seneca (2,135) Seymour (1,834)
Shelbina (1,943) Shelbyville (682) Sheldon (529)
Shell Knob (1,393) Sheridan (185) Shook
Sibley (347) Sikeston (16,992) Silex (206)
Silva Skidmore (342) Slater (2,083)
Smithton (510) Smithville (5,514) Solo
South Fork South Greenfield (136) South West City (855)
Sparta (1,144) Spickard (315) Spokane (133)
Springfield (151,580) Squires Stanberry (1,243)
Stanton Stark City (156) Steedman
Steele (2,263) Steelville (1,429) Stella (178)
Stet Stewartsville (759) Stockton (1,960)
Stotts City (250) Stoutland (177) Stoutsville (44)
Stover (968) Strafford (1,845) Strasburg (136)
Sturdivant Sturgeon (944) Success
Sullivan (6,351) Summersville (544) Sumner (142)
Sunrise Beach (368) Sweet Springs (1,628) Syracuse (172)
Tallapoosa (204) Taneyville (359) Tarkio (1,935)
Taylor Tebbetts Tecumseh
Thayer (2,201) Theodosia (240) Thompson
Thornfield Tiff City Tiff
Tina (193) Tipton (3,261) Treloar
Trenton (6,216) Trimble (451) Triplett (64)
Troy (6,737) Truxton (96) Tunas
Turners Turney (155) Tuscumbia (218)
Udall Ulman Union Star (433)
Union (7,757) Uniontown Unionville (2,041)
Urbana (407) Urich (499) Utica (274)
Valles Mines Valley Park (6,518) Van Buren (845)
Vandalia (2,529) Vanduser (217) Vanzant
Verona (714) Versailles (2,565) Viburnum (825)
Vichy Vienna (628) Villa Ridge (2,417)
Vista (55) Vulcan Waco (86)
Waldron Walker (275) Walnut Grove (630)
Walnut Shade Wappapello Wardell (278)
Warrensburg (16,340) Warrenton (5,281) Warsaw (2,070)
Washburn (448) Washington (13,243) Wasola
Watson (121) Waverly (806) Wayland (425)
Waynesville (3,507) Weatherby (123) Weaubleau (518)
Webb City (9,812) Wellington (784) Wellsville (1,423)
Wentworth (141) Wentzville (6,896) Wesco
West Alton (573) West Plains (10,866) Westboro (163)
Weston (1,631) Westphalia (320) Wheatland (388)
Wheaton (721) Wheeling (268) Whiteman Air Force Base
Whiteoak Whiteside (67) Whitewater (113)
Willard (3,193) Williamsburg Williamstown
Williamsville (379) Willow Springs (2,147) Windsor (3,087)
Windyville Winfield (723) Winigan
Winona (1,290) Winston (247) Wolf Island
Wooldridge (47) Worthington (89) Worth (94)
Wright City (1,532) Wyaconda (310) Wyatt (364)
Yukon Zalma (93) Zanoni