Missouri: Profile

Government 
Governor:Jay Nixon (D)
Treasurer:Clint Zweifel (D)
Senators:Claire McCaskill (D)
Roy Blunt (R)
Entered Union:August 10, 1821
U.S. Representatives:8
Area 
Total Area180,540 km2 / 69,707 mi2
Land Area178,040 km2 / 68,742 mi2
Water Area2,501 km2 / 966 mi2
Water Area Percentage1.39 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -6
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -5
Weather 
Record High Temperature118°F / 48°C , Warsaw, Union (July 14, 1954)
Record Low Temperature-40°F / -40°C , Warsaw (February 13, 1905)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$293,378 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$42,984 (2015)
Population 
Population6,083,672 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,562,360 / 25.681% (2015)
65 and older Population950,948 / 15.631% (2015)
Male Population2,983,645 / 49.043% (2015)
Female Population3,100,027 / 50.957% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 128,049 (2013)
Net International Immigration 22,706 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)75,360 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)15.5% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Kansas City475,378
St. Louis315,685
Springfield166,810
Employment 
Employment 2,807,100 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$741 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)5.2% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$3,822 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$3,822 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$5,337 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$42,300 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$64,113 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$80,864 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$1,860 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)88% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)26.7% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)131,900 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)17.3% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 124 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
COUColumbia RegionalColumbia
JLNJoplin RegionalJoplin
MCIKansas City InternationalKansas City
SGFSpringfield-Branson NationalSpringfield
STLLambert-St Louis InternationalSt. Louis
Ports 
Kansas City
Southeast Missouri Port
Springfield
St. Louis

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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