Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Missouri

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Missouri total population increased from 5,595,211 (2000) to 6,010,688 (2011) -- a change of 415,477 ( 7.43%). The median age increased from 36.1 (2000) to 38.0 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 1,057,794 (2000) to 1,032,078 (2011) -- a change of -25,716 ( -2.43%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 5,595,211 100.0 6,010,688 100.0 415,477 7.4
  Male 2,720,177 48.6 2,945,756 49.0 225,579 8.3
  Female 2,875,034 51.4 3,064,932 51.0 189,898 6.6
  Under 5 years 369,898 6.6 381,617 6.3 11,719 3.2
  5 to 9 years 398,898 7.1 395,452 6.6 -3,446 -0.9
  10 to 14 years 412,080 7.4 392,118 6.5 -19,962 -4.8
  15 to 19 years 413,296 7.4 418,086 7.0 4,790 1.2
  20 to 24 years 369,498 6.6 414,861 6.9 45,363 12.3
  25 to 34 years 738,733 13.2 785,188 13.1 46,455 6.3
  35 to 44 years 887,569 15.9 739,399 12.3 -148,170 -16.7
  45 to 54 years 742,462 13.3 872,632 14.5 130,170 17.5
  55 to 59 years 279,073 5.0 402,155 6.7 123,082 44.1
  60 to 64 years 228,325 4.1 354,576 5.9 126,251 55.3
  65 to 74 years 393,226 7.0 460,761 7.7 67,535 17.2
  75 to 84 years 263,582 4.7 271,401 4.5 7,819 3.0
  85 years and over 98,571 1.8 122,442 2.0 23,871 24.2
  Median age 36.1... 38.0... 1.9 5.3

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4199,5283.3190,7093.2
  5- 9199,5913.3190,8723.2
  10-14203,2133.4193,7123.2
  15-19216,9393.6206,8473.5
  20-24207,7933.5205,4963.4
  25-29201,4383.4201,8013.4
  30-34186,3063.1185,9223.1
  35-39183,1443.1184,9263.1
  40-44188,8543.2191,6923.2
  45-49220,0993.7224,6673.8
  50-54218,0813.6225,7253.8
  55-59188,4373.1201,5483.4
  60-64159,5202.7173,7732.9
  65-69121,2392.0135,8142.3
  70-7488,7531.5104,6841.7
  75-7967,5061.187,7651.5
  80-8447,1800.871,5741.2
  85+ 35,8560.677,9231.3

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 61,595 (2000) to 96,187 (2011) -- a change of 34,592 ( 56.16%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 6,635 (2000) to 11,157 (2011) -- a change of 4,522 ( 68.15%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 5,595,211 100.0 6,010,688 100.0 415,477 7.4
One Race 5,513,150 98.5 5,865,554 97.6 352,404 6.4
  White 4,748,083 84.9 4,991,510 83.0 243,427 5.1
  Black or African American 629,391 11.2 688,379 11.5 58,988 9.4
  American Indian and Alaska Native 25,076 0.4 22,326 0.4 -2,750 -11.0
  Asian 61,595 1.1 96,187 1.6 34,592 56.2
    Asian Indian 12,169 0.2 21,669 0.4 9,500 78.1
    Chinese 13,667 0.2 24,295 0.4 10,628 77.8
    Filipino 7,735 0.1 12,609 0.2 4,874 63.0
    Japanese 3,337 0.1 3,365 0.1 28 0.8
    Korean 6,767 0.1 7,936 0.1 1,169 17.3
    Vietnamese 10,626 0.2 13,640 0.2 3,014 28.4
    Other Asian 7,294 0.1 12,673 0.2 5,379 73.7
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,178 0.1 5,692 0.1 2,514 79.1
    Native Hawaiian 594 0.0 779 0.0 185 31.1
    Guamanian or Chamorro 435 0.0 868 0.0 433 99.5
    Samoan 1,116 0.0 1,995 0.0 879 78.8
    Other Pacific Islander 1,033 0.0 2,050 0.0 1,017 98.5
  Some other race 45,827 0.8 61,460 1.0 15,633 34.1
Two or more races 82,061 1.5 145,134 2.4 63,073 76.9
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 4,819,487 86.1 5,121,421 85.2 301,934 6.3
  Black or African American 655,377 11.7 754,641 12.6 99,264 15.1
  American Indian and Alaska Native 60,099 1.1 76,617 1.3 16,518 27.5
  Asian 76,210 1.4 125,353 2.1 49,143 64.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,635 0.1 11,157 0.2 4,522 68.2
  Some other race 64,880 1.2 74,862 1.2 9,982 15.4
Hispanic 118,592 2.1 216,372 3.6 97,780 82.5

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 2,194,594 (2000) to 2,341,074 (2011) -- a change of 146,480 ( 6.67%). The number of families increased from 1,476,516 (2000) to 1,534,831 (2011) -- a change of 58,315 ( 3.95%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 2,194,594 100.0 2,341,074 100.0 146,480 6.7
  Family households (families) 1,476,516 67.3 1,534,831 65.6 58,315 3.9
    Married-couple family 1,140,866 52.0 1,144,804 48.9 3,938 0.3
  Nonfamily households 718,078 32.7 806,243 34.4 88,165 12.3
    Householder living alone 599,808 27.3 668,566 28.6 68,758 11.5
      Householder 65 years and over 225,631 10.3 238,085 10.2 12,454 5.5

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 1,189,670 (2000) to 1,260,623 (2011) -- a change of 70,953 ( 5.96%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 3,634,906 100.0 4,008,554 100.0 373,648 10.3
  Less than 9th grade 237,618 6.5 157,386 3.9 -80,232 -33.8
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 441,477 12.1 340,886 8.5 -100,591 -22.8
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 1,189,670 32.7 1,260,623 31.4 70,953 6.0
  Some college, no degree 796,999 21.9 918,314 22.9 121,315 15.2
  Associate's degree 184,666 5.1 286,363 7.1 101,697 55.1
  Bachelor's degree 507,892 14.0 656,222 16.4 148,330 29.2
  Graduate or professional degree 276,584 7.6 388,760 9.7 112,176 40.6
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 81.3... 87.6 6.3 7.7
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 21.6... 26.1 4.5 20.8

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 1,479,573 (2000) to 1,569,557 (2011) -- a change of 89,984 ( 6.08%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 1,479,573 100.0 1,569,557 100.0 89,984 6.1
  Nursery school, preschool 102,502 6.9 105,239 6.7 2,737 2.7
  Kindergarten 77,764 5.3 81,135 5.2 3,371 4.3
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 663,155 44.8 614,703 39.2 -48,452 -7.3
  High school (grades 9-12) 316,637 21.4 323,644 20.6 7,007 2.2
  College or graduate school 319,515 21.6 444,836 28.3 125,321 39.2

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 103,019 (2000) to 137,657 (2011) -- a change of 34,638 ( 33.62%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 5,226,022 100.0 5,629,071 100.0 403,049 7.7
  English only 4,961,741 94.9 5,266,861 93.6 305,120 6.1
  Language other than English 264,281 5.1 362,210 6.4 97,929 37.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 103,019 2.0 137,657 2.4 34,638 33.6
  Spanish 110,752 2.1 152,223 2.7 41,471 37.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 45,990 0.9 55,956 1.0 9,966 21.7
  Other Indo-European languages 97,816 1.9 113,454 2.0 15,638 16.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 31,383 0.6 41,179 0.7 9,796 31.2
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 41,970 0.8 67,375 1.2 25,405 60.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 21,210 0.4 29,429 0.5 8,219 38.8

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 2,657,924 (2000) to 2,742,057 (2011) -- a change of 84,133 ( 3.17%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 4,331,369 100.0 4,759,907 100.0 428,538 9.9
  In labor force 2,822,010 65.2 3,045,510 64.0 223,500 7.9
    Civilian labor force 2,806,718 64.8 3,026,952 63.6 220,234 7.8
      Employed 2,657,924 61.4 2,742,057 57.6 84,133 3.2
      Unemployed 148,794 3.4 284,895 6.0 136,101 91.5
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.3... 9.4 4.1 77.4
    Armed Forces 15,292 0.4 18,558 0.4 3,266 21.4
  Not in labor force 1,509,359 34.8 1,714,397 36.0 205,038 13.6

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 2,657,924 100.0 2,742,057 100.0 84,133 3.2
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 58,415 2.2 50,010 1.8 -8,405 -14.4
  Construction 182,858 6.9 170,880 6.2 -11,978 -6.6
  Manufacturing 393,440 14.8 309,205 11.3 -84,235 -21.4
  Wholesale trade 97,021 3.7 75,361 2.7 -21,660 -22.3
  Retail trade 315,872 11.9 324,541 11.8 8,669 2.7
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 150,641 5.7 137,441 5.0 -13,200 -8.8
  Information 80,623 3.0 52,210 1.9 -28,413 -35.2
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 177,651 6.7 181,072 6.6 3,421 1.9
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 198,547 7.5 249,627 9.1 51,080 25.7
  Educational, health and social services 541,715 20.4 667,031 24.3 125,316 23.1
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 206,295 7.8 259,827 9.5 53,532 25.9
  Other services (except public administration) 132,940 5.0 133,152 4.9 212 0.2
  Public administration 121,906 4.6 131,700 4.8 9,794 8.0

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 3,018,679 (May 2012) to 2,998,332 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -20,347 ( -0.7%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force3,018,6793,006,2302,998,1252,986,7002,986,4152,998,332
  Employed2,798,7872,793,3622,781,3532,772,8022,780,4912,792,349
  Unemployed219,892212,868216,772213,898205,924205,983
  Unemployment rate 7.3 7.1 7.2 7.2 6.9 6.9

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 23.8 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 2,629,296). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 23.1 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 2,705,455).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 46.36% ( 2,422,654) of the population 5 years and over ( 5,226,022) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 16.42% ( 974,856) of the population 1 year and over ( 5,937,896) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $37,934 (2000) to $45,247 (2011) -- a change of $7,313 ( 19.28%). The per capita income increased from $19,936 (2000) to $24,634 (2011) -- a change of $4,698 ( 23.57%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $45,600 (2010) to $45,247 (2011) -- a change of ($353) ( -0.77%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.455 (2010) to 0.461 (2011) -- a change of 0.006 ( 1.319%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 2,197,214 100.0 2,341,074 100.0 143,860 6.5
  Less than $10,000 221,242 10.1 195,538 8.4 -25,704 -11.6
  $10,000 to $14,999 154,370 7.0 145,096 6.2 -9,274 -6.0
  $15,000 to $24,999 319,986 14.6 292,448 12.5 -27,538 -8.6
  $25,000 to $34,999 314,611 14.3 273,290 11.7 -41,321 -13.1
  $35,000 to $49,999 385,315 17.5 363,857 15.5 -21,458 -5.6
  $50,000 to $74,999 415,772 18.9 433,447 18.5 17,675 4.3
  $75,000 to $99,999 193,561 8.8 266,329 11.4 72,768 37.6
  $100,000 to $149,999 125,566 5.7 233,828 10.0 108,262 86.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 31,716 1.4 74,843 3.2 43,127 136.0
  $200,000 or more 35,075 1.6 62,398 2.7 27,323 77.9
  Median household income (dollars) 37,934... 45,247... 7,313 19.3
  Median family income (dollars) 46,044... 56,616... 10,572 23.0
  Per capita income (dollars) 19,936... 24,634... 4,698 23.6

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $228,066M (2011Q2) to $235,611M (2012Q2) -- a change of $7,545M ( 3.3%). Per capita personal income increased from $38,035 (2011Q2) to $39,199 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,350 ( 3.5%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 226,044228,066229,026229,738233,111235,611
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 223,570225,661226,713227,453230,450232,677
  Farm income 10.2/ 2,4752,4052,3132,2852,6622,934
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 165,873167,588168,537168,946171,581173,196
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 16,14216,32316,43016,46416,71716,816
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 7,5867,6867,7437,7797,8367,887
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 8,5578,6378,6878,6858,8828,929
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -4,389-4,465-4,523-4,491-4,461-4,506
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 145,341146,801147,584147,991150,403151,874
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 34,84435,30735,34635,48435,90436,689
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 45,86045,95846,09546,26246,80547,048
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 116,207117,377118,160118,333119,967120,960
Supplements to wages and salaries 28,72129,07429,32929,42829,68629,869
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 20,16520,43820,64120,74320,80420,940
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 8,5578,6378,6878,6858,8828,929
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 20,94521,13621,04821,18421,92822,368
  Farm proprietors' income 2,1772,1072,0151,9872,3372,650
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 18,76819,03019,03319,19719,59119,717
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 37,69838,03538,19538,31438,78339,199

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 8.56 (2000) to 11.50 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 11.74 (2000) to 15.80 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 5,898,968) with health insurance was 5,091,554. Of those with health insurance, 4,032,680 had private health insurance and 1,739,447 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 19.01% ( 973,637) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 5,120,568) had a disability. In 2011, 13.94% ( 822,470) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 5,898,968) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 2,442,017 (2000) to 2,723,449 (2011) -- a change of 281,432 ( 11.52%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 2,442,017 100.0 2,723,449 100.0 281,432 11.5
  Occupied housing units 2,194,594 89.9 2,341,074 86.0 146,480 6.7
    Owner-occupied housing units 1,542,149 63.2 1,593,031 58.5 50,882 3.3
    Renter-occupied housing units 652,445 26.7 748,043 27.5 95,598 14.7
  Vacant housing units 247,423 10.1 382,375 14.0 134,952 54.5

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $89,900 (2000) to $136,900 (2011) -- a change of $47,000 ( 52.28%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 1,542,149 100.0 1,593,031 100.0 50,882 3.3
  Less than $50,000 198,814 12.9 182,035 11.4 -16,779 -8.4
  $50,000 to $99,999 491,675 31.9 342,114 21.5 -149,561 -30.4
  $100,000 to $149,999 262,103 17.0 358,607 22.5 96,504 36.8
  $150,000 to $199,999 117,791 7.6 285,475 17.9 167,684 142.4
  $200,000 to $299,999 74,880 4.9 245,415 15.4 170,535 227.7
  $300,000 to $499,999 30,303 2.0 126,123 7.9 95,820 316.2
  $500,000 to $999,999 10,661 0.7 43,297 2.7 32,636 306.1
  $1,000,000 or more 2,215 0.1 9,965 0.6 7,750 349.9
Median value (dollars) 89,900... 136,900... 47,000 52.3

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $484 (2000) to $708 (2011) -- a change of $224 ( 46.28%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $861 (2000) to $1,199 (2011) -- a change of $338 ( 39.26%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 803,068 100.0 1,042,163 100.0 239,095 29.8
  Less than $300 9,439 1.2 2,348 0.2 -7,091 -75.1
  $300 to $499 82,645 10.3 30,863 3.0 -51,782 -62.7
  $500 to $699 164,700 20.5 87,356 8.4 -77,344 -47.0
  $700 to $999 251,271 31.3 232,372 22.3 -18,899 -7.5
  $1,000 to $1,499 197,676 24.6 373,903 35.9 176,227 89.1
  $1,500 to $1,999 59,941 7.5 179,494 17.2 119,553 199.5
  $2,000 or more 37,396 4.7 135,827 13.0 98,431 263.2
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 861... 1,199... 338 39.3
Housing units without a mortgage 385,374 48.0 550,868 100.0 165,494 42.9
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 249... 385... 136 54.6


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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