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Capital City:
Jefferson City
State FLower:
Hawthorn
State Bird:
Bluebird
State #24 Admitted to Union:
August 10, 1821

People Facts Missouri USA
Population, 2010 5,988,927 308,745,538
Population, 2000 5,595,211 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 23.5% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 14.2% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.0% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 84.0% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 11.7% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 80.8% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 86.2% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 25.0% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 2,723,415 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 70.0% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $137,700 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 2,349,955 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $24,724 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $46,262 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 14.0% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 149,903 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 2,292,551 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 390,169 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 501,064 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 26.1% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 110,907,604 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 81,032,913 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 76,575,216 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,957 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 68,741.52 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 87.1 87.4



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