Missouri Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Missouri?

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There are 6,127,856 residents in Missouri, with a median age of 42. Of this, 49.05% are males and 50.95% are females. US-born citizens make up 95.04% of the resident pool in Missouri, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.88%. Additionally, 2.08% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 5,180,822 people in Missouri currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 6,127,856 0.3%
Male Population 3,005,856 0.3%
Female Population 3,122,000 0.4%
Male population 49.05%
Female population 50.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42 0.0%
Citizen US Born 5,824,094 0.3%
Citizen not US Born 176,288 3.6%
Not Citizen 127,474 -4.3%
Citizen US Born 95.04%
Citizen not US Born 2.88%
Not Citizen 2.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 21,333 -4.7%
Moved from Same County 465,312 -4.8%
Moved from Same State 234,474 -4.4%
Moved from Different State 154,161 -2.6%
Same House as Last Year 5,180,822 1.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.35%
Moved from Same County 7.68%
Moved from Same State 3.87%
Moved from Different State 2.55%
Same House as Last Year 85.55%

What are the employment statistics in Missouri?

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White-collar workers make up 76.55% of the working population in Missouri, while blue-collar employees account for 23.45%. There are also 260,536 entrepreneurs in Missouri (8.88% of the workforce); 2,011,894 workers employed in private companies (68.56%); and 360,898 people working in governmental institutions (12.3%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,246,399 0.8%
Blue Collar 687,970 0.0%
White Collar 76.55%
Blue Collar 23.45%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 260,536 1.6%
Private Companies 2,011,894 0.1%
Governmental Workers 360,898 3.2%
Not for Profit Companies 301,041 -0.3%
Self Employees 8.88%
Private Companies 68.56%
Governmental Workers 12.3%
Not for Profit Companies 10.26%

How many households are there in Missouri?

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There are a total of 2,441,879 households in Missouri, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.56% of these Missouri households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.44%. Additionally, 29.45% of households have children and 70.55% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,441,879 1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 1,552,037 0.4%
Non-family Households 889,842 2.2%
Family Households 63.56%
Non-family Households 36.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 719,216 0.3%
Households without Children 1,722,663 1.4%
Households with Children 29.45%
Households without Children 70.55%

What are the median and average incomes in Missouri?

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The average annual household income in Missouri is $68,081, while the median household income sits at $50,703 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $60,938, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $60,500. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $37,935 and $38,885, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $68,081 2.8%
Median Household Income $50,703 3.2%
People below Poverty Level 759,670 -4.5%
People above Poverty Level 5,117,095 1.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Missouri?

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There are 2,806,761 housing units in Missouri, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1977. Of the 2,441,879 occupied housing units in Missouri, 67.11% are owner-occupied, while 32.89% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 61.15% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $139,200. In general, housing costs reach $656 per month in Missouri.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,806,761 0.5%
Median Year Built 1977 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 387,663 -0.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 133,254 -0.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 281,590 -0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 321,313 1.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 430,846 -0.4%
Built between 1980 and 1989 337,840 -0.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 402,583 0.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 363,747 -2.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 147,925 18.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,441,879 1.1%
Owner Occupied 1,638,744 1.6%
Renter Occupied 803,135 0.0%
Owner Occupied 67.11%
Renter Occupied 32.89%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,002,093 1.0%
Without Mortgage 636,651 2.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $139,200 6.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $110,750 5.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $656 0.9%
With Mortgage 61.15%
Without Mortgage 38.85%

What is the level of education in Missouri?

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Approximately 36.85% of the population in Missouri holds a high school degree (that's 1,792,106 residents), while 25.87% have attained a college certificate (1,258,150 locals) and 17.03% have a bachelor's degree (828,476 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 129,268 -6.9%
Some High School 1,792,106 -0.6%
Some College 1,258,150 0.7%
Associate Degree 370,525 2.5%
Bachelor's Degree 828,476 3.3%
Graduate Degree 484,892 2.9%
No High School 2.66%
Some High School 36.85%
Some College 25.87%
Associate Degree 7.62%
Bachelor's Degree 17.03%
Graduate Degree 9.97%

What is the marital status of Missouri residents?

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A total of 1,515,230 people in Missouri have never been married (which represents 29.87% of the total population), while 2,550,846 of them are wedded (50.29%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 87,869 (1.73%) and 606,218 (11.95%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,515,230 0.7%
Married 2,550,846 0.6%
Separated 87,869 -0.9%
Widowed 312,116 -1.6%
Divorced 606,218 0.3%
Never Married 29.87%
Married 50.29%
Separated 1.73%
Widowed 6.15%
Divorced 11.95%

What are the most common means of transportation in Missouri?

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The top three means of transportation people in Missouri use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 2,585,938 residents commute by car, 55,173 prefer going to work by walking and 29,488 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,585,938 -1.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 29,488 -14.3%
Railroad 980 21.3%
Ferryboat 174 7.4%
Bicycle 5,796 -2.4%
Motorcycle 3,296 8.0%
TaxiCab 2,876 -0.5%
Walk 55,173 -1.5%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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