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State Demographics Data - MO

Missouri

Demographics & Social
2013
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 233,261
% Foreign Born 3.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 54.3%
% change: 1990-2000 80.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.7%
White
45.8%
Black or African American
8.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
31.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.6%
Other race
10.2%
Two or more races 3.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 64,843
% Latino 27.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.2%
5-17 8.7%
18-64 78.9%
65 and older 11.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.

38.7
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.2%
Married 59.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.8%

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 5,810,910
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 6.7%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 84.3%
Black or African American 11.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 0.7%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 164,905
% Latino 2.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.4%
5-17 17.3%
18-64 61.1%
65 and older 15.2%
Median Age 38.1
Gender (% female) 51.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.4%
Married 49.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.7%
Foreign Born
Number 151,196
% Foreign Born 2.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

233,261
Born in Africa 17,121
Born in Asia 87,692
Born in Europe 49,635
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 70,081
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 5,973
Born in Oceania 2,759
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.

233,261
Europe 49,635
Northern Europe 6,327
United Kingdom
4,974
Ireland
607
Other Northern Europe
746
Western Europe 11,280
France
1,314
Germany
8,730
Other Western Europe
1,236
Southern Europe 3,699
Italy
1,756
Portugal
200
Other Southern Europe
1,743
Eastern Europe 28,329
Poland
1,081
Russia
5,146
Other Eastern Europe
22,102
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 87,692
Eastern Asia 27,107
China
16,837

China, excluding Taiwan

14,063

Taiwan

2,774
Japan
1,462
Korea
8,808
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 26,226
India
17,934
Iran
1,745
Other South Central Asia
6,547
Southeastern Asia 24,383
Philippines
9,573
Vietnam
10,110
Other Southeastern Asia
4,700
Western Asia 9,021
Israel
758
Lebanon
699
Other Western Asia
7,564
Other Asia (no country specified) 955
Africa 17,121
Eastern Africa 6,552
Northern Africa
2,363
Western Africa
6,275
Middle and Southern Africa
1,152
Other Africa (no country specified)
779
Oceania 2,759
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1,076
Oceania (no country specified) 1,683
Americas 76,054
Latin America 70,081
Caribbean
7,255

Cuba

3,391

Jamaica

520

Other Caribbean

3,344
Central America
54,442

Mexico

41,546

El Salvador

4,477

Other Central America

8,419
South America
8,384

Brazil

1,771

Colombia

1,300

Other South America

5,313
Northern America 5,973
Canada
5,895
Other Northern America
78
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 59,203
1990-1999 61,694
2000-2009 77,029
Since 2010 35,335
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 7.3%
Born in Asia 37.6%
Born in Europe 21.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 30.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.6%
Born in Oceania 1.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 16.1%
Country #2 7.5%
Country #3 6.0%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 21.3%
Northern Europe 2.7%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 4.8%
France 0.6%
Germany 3.7%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 1.6%
Italy 0.8%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.7%
Eastern Europe 12.1%
Poland 0.5%
Russia 2.2%
Other Eastern Europe 9.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 37.6%
Eastern Asia 11.6%
China 7.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 6.0%
Taiwan 1.2%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 3.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 11.2%
India 7.7%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 2.8%
Southeastern Asia 10.5%
Philippines 4.1%
Vietnam 4.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.0%
Western Asia 3.9%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 3.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.4%
Africa 7.3%
Eastern Africa 2.8%
Northern Africa 1.0%
Western Africa 2.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 1.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.5%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.7%
Americas 32.6%
Latin America 30.0%
Caribbean 3.1%
Cuba 1.5%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 1.4%
Central America 23.3%
Mexico 17.8%
El Salvador 1.9%
Other Central America 3.6%
South America 3.6%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 2.3%
Northern America 2.6%
Canada 2.5%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 25.4%
1980-1989 26.4%
1990-1999 33.0%
Since 2000 15.1%
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 233,261
Naturalized citizens 105,387
Noncitizens 127,874
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 105,387
Before 1980 15,331
1980-1989 10,193
1990-1999 19,042
2000-2009 41,434
Since 2010 19,387
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.2%
Noncitizens 54.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 14.5%
1980-1989 9.7%
1990-1999 18.1%
2000-2009 39.3%
Since 2010 18.4%
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) 75,081
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,447
% married among women who gave birth
74.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
25.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,342,299
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 71,692
% married among women who gave birth 62.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.6%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 2.9
Average family size 3.54
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.47
Average family size 3.06
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 1,316,064
Only native parent(s)
1,211,195
One or more foreign-born parents
103,299

Child is native

87,563

Child is foreign born

15,736
Children under age 6 with 433,751
Only native parent(s)
394,728
One or more foreign-born parents
38,437

Child is native

36,442

Child is foreign born

1,995
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 882,313
Only native parent(s)
816,467
One or more foreign-born parents
64,862

Child is native

51,121

Child is foreign born

13,741
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.

587,166
Only native parents 528,707
One or more foreign-born parents 57,669
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.8%
Child is native 6.7%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.9%
Child is native 8.4%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.4%
Child is native 5.8%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 90.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.8%
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, 2013 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • 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.