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  •   State: 
    36° 0′ N to 40° 37′ N | 89° 6′ W to 95° 46′ W
      Area total: 
    69,715 sq mi (180,560 km²) [44,570,179.200 acres]
      Area land: 
    68,886 sq mi (179,015 km²) [43,957,799.680 acres]
      Area water: 
    1.19% = 829 sq mi (1,545 km²) [612,379.520 acres]
    1,772 ft (540 m) Taum Sauk Mountain
    August 10, 1821 (24nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Jefferson City

  • Missouri, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    88.2/sq mi (34.1/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $389,931 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 1.58% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 1.59% from 2021.  9.3% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  31,359. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  4.6%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $63,126 respectively per capita 2023 = $65,847.
      Housing units: 
    2,826,508 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.4% increase compared to 2020, specifically 39,890 more housing units.

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri's eastern border. Humans have inhabited the land now known as Missouri for at least 12,000 years. The Mississippian culture built cities and mounds, before declining in the 14th century. When European explorers arrived in the 17th century they encountered the Osage and Missouria nations. The French established Louisiana, a part of New France, and founded Ste. Genevieve in 1735 and St. Louis in 1764. After a brief period of Spanish rule, the United States acquired the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Americans from the Upland South, including enslaved African Americans, rushed into the new Missouri Territory. Missouri was admitted as a slave state as part of the Missouri Compromise. Many from Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee settled in the Boonslick area of Mid-Missouri. Soon after, heavy German immigration formed the Missouri Rhineland. Missouri played a central role in the westward expansion of the United States, as memorialized by the Gateway Arch. The Pony Express, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and California Trail all began in Missouri.

The given Missouri location map shows that Missouri is located in the mid-western part of the US. Missouri map also shows that Missouri shares its state border with Illinois in the east, Iowa in the north, Nebraska in the north-west, Kansas in the west, Oklahoma in the south-west, Arkansas in the south, and Tennessee in the south-east.

Jefferson City is the capital of Missouri. In fact, Missouri was originally the part of France and it has been purchased from France and then defined as the Missouri Territory. However, after remaining as the Part of the Missouri Territory has admitted into the union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821.

Interestingly, it has both Midwestern and Southern cultural influences that reflects its history as a border state. Furthermore, it is also a transition between the Eastern and Western United States; St. Louis city is often called as "western-most Eastern city" and Kansas City as eastern-most Western city.

An 1880's theme park in Branson, Silver Dollar City offers something for all ages. Time your visit to experience the park's most magical event of the year, An Old Time Christmas. St. Louis city is located nearby the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. In addition, the mean center of United States population is currently in Missouri. The climate type of Missouri is humid continental climate. Some of the important cities of Missouri are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia.

The US State Missouri occupies 178,053 m², about 1,95 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Missouri with 6,113,532 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 9,26 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 1,196,846 fewer people. The capital Jefferson City alone has 42,895 inhabitants.

Jefferson City was specifically designed to be the state capital.

Missouri's culture blends elements from the Midwestern and Southern United States. The musical styles of ragtime, Kansas City jazz, and St. Louis Blues developed in Missouri. The well-known Kansas City-style barbecue, and lesser-known St. Louis-style barbecue, can be found across the state and beyond. There is no official state nickname. However, Missouri's unofficial nickname is the "Show Me State", which appears on its license plates. This phrase has several origins. Other nicknames for Missouri include "The Lead State", "The Bullion State", "The Ozark State", "The Mother of the West", "The Iron Mountain State", and "Pennsylvania of the West". Missouri is landlocked and borders eight different states as does its neighbor, Tennessee. No state in the U.S. touches more than eight. Missouri is bounded by Iowa on the north; by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee across the Mississippi River on the east; on the south by Arkansas; and by Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska (the last across the Missouri River) on the west. Whereas the northern and southern boundaries are straight lines, the Missouri Bootheel protrudes southerly into Arkansas. The two largest rivers are the Mississippi (which defines the eastern boundary of the state) and the Missouri River (which flows from west to east through the state) essentially connecting the two largest metros of Kansas City and St. Louis. In 2005, Missouri received 16,695,000 visitors to its national parks and other recreational areas totaling 101,000 acres (410 km²), giving it $7.41 million in annual revenues, 26.6% of its operating expenditures. Missouri generally has a humid continental climate with cold snowy winters and hot, humid, and wet summers. In the southern part of the state, particularly in the Bootheel, the climate becomes humid subtropical. Located in the interior United States, Missouri often experiences extreme temperatures. Without high mountains or oceans nearby to moderate temperature, its climate is alternately influenced by air from the cold Arctic and the hot and humid Gulf of Mexico.

Missouri is known under different nicknames; aka Bullion State, or Show-Me State (used on license plates), or Gateway to the West, or Lead State, or Ozark State, or Mother of the West, or Iron Mountain State, or Pennsylvania of the West, or Cave State and detailed official information about Missouri can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Missouri, MO about 765,097 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 12.8% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Missouri are about 717,662 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $61,815 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $61,152, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $62,478 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Missouri = 56.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 73. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 85. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Missouri = 4.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Missouri = 40.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 14.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 92. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 206. 89.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 6,160,281 individuals with a median age of 37.6 age the population grows by 6.26% in Missouri population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 88.2/sq mi (34.1/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.47 people per household in the 2,354,198 households with an average household income of $53,578 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.90% of the available work force and has dropped -3.29% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.52%. The number of physicians in Missouri per 100,000 population = 207.7.

The percentage of housing units in Missouri which are owned by the occupant = 62.89%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $123,550 and home appreciation of -3.07%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.47 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $4,801 per student. There are 13.3 students for each teacher in the school, 441 students for each Librarian and 325 students for each Counselor. 5.16% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.21% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.69% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Missouri's population of 1,721,295 residents in 1870 has increased 1,98-fold to 6,154,913 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.08% female residents and 48.92% male residents live in Missouri, USA.

    As of 2020, 58.32% in Missouri are married and the remaining 41.68% are single population.

  • 25.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Missouri require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.10% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.46% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.37% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.46% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Missouri, 62.89% are owner-occupied homes, another 11.42% are rented apartments, and the remaining 25.69% are vacant.

  • 49.51% of the population in Missouri who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 49.390%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 49.250%) of those eligible to vote in Missouri.

Skyline of Missouri

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