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2010 Census Data

Information on Total Population

Information on Race, Hispanic Origin, and Total Minority

Missouri's First Detailed 2010 Census Counts

On Thursday, February 24, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first look at Missouri´s detailed Census counts. The information comes from the Public Law (P.L.) 94-171 file. This tabulation is specifically designed to aid in redrawing the boundaries for United States Congressional districts, state house and senate lines, and local government political boundaries. The file includes population counts and limited demographic and housing data. More in-depth information will be available from the Census Bureau in the summer of 2011 and will include national comparisons. The data provided does not contain national information.

Missouri´s population is 5,988,927 as of April 1, 2010 and showed a growth of 393,716 persons, or seven percent, during the first decade of the new millennium. The nation´s population had grown at a rate of 10 percent during the same period. Missouri and the nation grew at a slightly slower pace this last decade than in the 1990´s. Missouri grew at a rate of nine percent in the 1990´s, while the nation´s growth rate was 13 percent during that same period.

Missouri´s five fastest growing counties by percent change were:

County Name 2000 Population 2010 Population Numeric Change Percentage Change
Christian 54,285 77,422 23,137 43%
Lincoln 38,944 52,566 13,622 35%
Warren 24,525 32,513 7,988 33%
Taney 39,703 51,675 11,972 30%
Pulaski 41,165 52,274 11,109 27%
St. Charles 283,883 360,485 76,602 27%
State of Missouri 5,595,211 5,988,927 393,716 7.0%

Note: Pulaski and St. Charles Counties tied as the 5th fastest growing county in the state.

Missouri, following a trend occurring nationally, has become more racially and ethnically diverse over the course of the last decade. Missouri´s minority population has increased from 16 percent in 2000, to 19 percent in 2010.

Missouri´s population by racial breakdown in 2010 was:

  • White = 4,958,770 or 82.8%;
  • Black or African American = 693,391 or 11.6%;
  • American Indian and Alaska Native = 27,376 or 0.5%;
  • Asian = 98,083 or 1.6%;
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander = 6,261 or 0.1%;
  • Some Other Race = 80,457 or 1.3%; and
  • Two or More Races = 124,589 or 2.1%.

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Contact Information

Matt Hesser
State Demographer
Missouri State Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-9318