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Cities & States

Kansas City
Population: 467,990
 
St. Louis
Population: 317,850
 
Springfield
Population: 163,763
 
Independence
Population: 117,192
 
Columbia
Population: 115,391
 
Lee's Summit
Population: 93,618
 
O'Fallon
Population: 83,053
 
St. Joseph
Population: 77,037
 
St. Charles
Population: 67,479
 
St. Peters
Population: 55,135
 

St. Louis County
Population: 999,725
 
Jackson County
Population: 675,641
 
St. Charles County
Population: 365,101
 
St. Louis
Population: 318,955
 
Greene County
Population: 278,231
 
Clay County
Population: 225,116
 
Jefferson County
Population: 219,636
 
Boone County
Population: 165,776
 
Jasper County
Population: 116,803
 
Franklin County
Population: 101,569
 

Missouri

Missouri Employment Profile

Missouri, the gateway to the West as symbolized by the St. Louis arch, has transitioned from its agricultural roots, to become a diverse agricultural/industrial/service economy. A proactive tax credit structure and focus on strengthening STEM education in primary and secondary students is laying the foundation for attracting emerging industries in the future. Of the 20 occupations with the highest projected growth rate over the next several years, 10 are health-care related.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include the State of Missouri, Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., University of Missouri, Washington University, U.S. Post Office, The Boeing Company, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Department of Defense, Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Department of Veterans Affairs. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

If you work in Missouri, you can expect to earn 8% less than the national average. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage in Missouri as of May 2014 (all occupations) was $15.76, compared to $17.09 for the nation. The mean annual wage was $42,790 for Missouri, compared to $47,230 for the U.S. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)


Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
7.45% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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Directory of Counties in Missouri





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