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State Demographics Data - MO

Missouri

Demographics & Social
2012
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 228,076
% Foreign Born 3.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 50.8%
% change: 1990-2000 80.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.7%
White
41.6%
Black or African American
10.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
32.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.7%
Other race
12.1%
Two or more races 3.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 61,140
% Latino 26.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 8.7%
18-64 80.5%
65 and older 10.0%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

38.1
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.7%
Married 60.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.2%

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 5,793,912
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 6.4%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White 84.3%
Black or African American 11.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 0.7%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 160,379
% Latino 2.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.4%
5-17 17.4%
18-64 61.3%
65 and older 14.9%
Median Age 38.2
Gender (% female) 50.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.0%
Married 48.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.4%
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.

228,076
Born in Africa 22,384
Born in Asia 85,030
Born in Europe 46,510
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 64,669
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6,100
Born in Oceania 3,383
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 Mexico
Country #2 China (exc. Taiwan)
Country #3 India
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.

228,076
Europe 46,510
Northern Europe 6,275
United Kingdom
5,078
Ireland
636
Other Northern Europe
561
Western Europe 10,451
France
1,043
Germany
8,306
Other Western Europe
1,102
Southern Europe 2,727
Italy
1,316
Portugal
268
Other Southern Europe
1,143
Eastern Europe 27,057
Poland
740
Russia
3,768
Other Eastern Europe
22,549
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 85,030
Eastern Asia 29,267
China
19,815

China, excluding Taiwan

17,041

Taiwan

2,774
Japan
1,956
Korea
7,496
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 22,380
India
13,768
Iran
1,375
Other South Central Asia
7,237
Southeastern Asia 26,718
Philippines
9,028
Vietnam
11,467
Other Southeastern Asia
6,223
Western Asia 6,499
Israel
915
Lebanon
167
Other Western Asia
5,417
Other Asia (no country specified) 166
Africa 22,384
Eastern Africa 11,504
Northern Africa
3,129
Western Africa
4,826
Middle and Southern Africa
1,719
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,206
Oceania 3,383
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,833
Oceania (no country specified) 1,550
Americas 70,769
Latin America 64,669
Caribbean
6,181

Cuba

2,048

Jamaica

1,961

Other Caribbean

2,172
Central America
50,251

Mexico

36,686

El Salvador

3,999

Other Central America

9,566
South America
8,237

Brazil

953

Colombia

1,572

Other South America

5,712
Northern America 6,100
Canada
6,035
Other Northern America
65
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 56,086
1990-1999 58,826
2000-2009 85,056
Since 2010 28,108
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 9.8%
Born in Asia 37.3%
Born in Europe 20.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 28.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.7%
Born in Oceania 1.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.1%
Country #2 7.5%
Country #3 6.0%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 20.4%
Northern Europe 2.8%
United Kingdom 2.2%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 4.6%
France 0.5%
Germany 3.6%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 1.2%
Italy 0.6%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 11.9%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 1.7%
Other Eastern Europe 9.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 37.3%
Eastern Asia 12.8%
China 8.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.5%
Taiwan 1.2%
Japan 0.9%
Korea 3.3%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 9.8%
India 6.0%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 3.2%
Southeastern Asia 11.7%
Philippines 4.0%
Vietnam 5.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.7%
Western Asia 2.8%
Israel 0.4%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 2.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 9.8%
Eastern Africa 5.0%
Northern Africa 1.4%
Western Africa 2.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.8%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.5%
Oceania 1.5%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.8%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.7%
Americas 31.0%
Latin America 28.4%
Caribbean 2.7%
Cuba 0.9%
Jamaica 0.9%
Other Caribbean 1.0%
Central America 22.0%
Mexico 16.1%
El Salvador 1.8%
Other Central America 4.2%
South America 3.6%
Brazil 0.4%
Colombia 0.7%
Other South America 2.5%
Northern America 2.7%
Canada 2.6%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.6%
1980-1989 25.8%
1990-1999 37.3%
Since 2000 12.3%
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 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Vietnam
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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 16.7%
Country #2 6.5%
Country #3 5.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 Germany
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Mexico
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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 10.5%
Country #2 6.3%
Country #3 5.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 228,076
Naturalized citizens 98,935
Noncitizens 129,141
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 98,935
Before 1980 14,357
1980-1989 12,465
1990-1999 16,480
2000-2009 40,468
Since 2010 15,165
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 43.4%
Noncitizens 56.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.5%
1980-1989 12.6%
1990-1999 16.7%
2000-2009 40.9%
Since 2010 15.3%
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) 76,358
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,637
% married among women who gave birth
70.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
29.6%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,349,112
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 74,921
% married among women who gave birth 58.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 41.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.03
Average family size 3.69
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.46
Average family size 3.05
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. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 1,325,990
Only native parent(s)
1,227,831
One or more foreign-born parents
98,159

Child is native

82,063

Child is foreign born

16,096
Children under age 6 with 434,117
Only native parent(s)
396,912
One or more foreign-born parents
37,205

Child is native

35,133

Child is foreign born

2,072
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 891,873
Only native parent(s)
830,919
One or more foreign-born parents
60,954

Child is native

46,930

Child is foreign born

14,024
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

595,643
Only native parents 545,409
One or more foreign-born parents 50,234
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.4%
Child is native 6.2%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.6%
Child is native 8.1%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.8%
Child is native 5.3%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.4%
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. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

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 a number 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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 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.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.