Missouri Population 2013
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Missouri in 2013 was 6,021,988, which is ranked the 18th largest population in the United States. This estimate shows a 0.6% increase since the last census in 2010, also conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The population density of the state is 87.1 people per square mile, ranked the 30th largest density in the United States. The population of Missouri is expected to reach 6.8 million people by the year 2030, which is an approximate 12.9% increase from the current population.
Missouri Land Mass
The state of Missouri is approximately 300 miles long and 240 miles wide with a square area of 69,709 square miles, making it the 21st largest state in the country. Of the 69,709 square miles, only 811 square miles are covered by water. The highest point in the state of Missouri is Taum Sauk Mountain, reaching 1,772 feet above sea level. The lowest point in the state is at the St. Francis River, which reaches 230 feet above sea level. The geographic center of Missouri is located in Miller County, 20 miles southwest of Jefferson City. Missouri is bordered by eight states: Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois.
Missouri is broken up into four distinct geographic land areas: Dissected Till Plains, Osage Plains, Ozark Plateau, and the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The Dissected Till Plains is the area to the north of the Missouri River. It is made up of rich soil made for growing corn. It is also made up of many slow rivers and streams. The western part of the state is made up of the Osage Plains. This area is mainly flat with some soil for farming as well. The soil may not be as rich as that which is in the Dissected Till Plains, but it is still good for growing corn and grains. The Ozark Plateau is the largest land area in the state, made up of many forested hills and mountains. The St. Francois Mountains are in the southeastern portion of the Ozark Plateau and is the jagged section of Missouri. The highest point in the state is in the Ozark Plateau. Lastly, the Mississippi Alluvial Plain is in the Boot Heel of the state, made up of farmland made for farming cotton, soybeans, and rice.
Of the approximate 6.02 million people in the state of Missouri, about 51.0% of the population is female, while 49.0% is male. Also, approximately 84% of the population identifies as white (including Hispanic or Latino). But, out of that 84%, about 4% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and the other 80% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African American make up only 12% of the entire population of the state of Missouri. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races make up about 4% of the Missouri population.
The population of Missouri identifies as religious at a rate equal to the national average. About 49% of the state population identifies as religious, which is also the national average of religious population. Out of the 49%, about 17% identify as members of the Baptist Church, making it the largest denomination in the state of Missouri. The next largest denomination in the state is the Catholic Church, making up about 12% of the population. All the other Christian denominations make up about 19.2% of the population. Those who identify as Jewish, Islamic, or Eastern religions only make up 0.8% of the population.
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The state of Missouri has professional teams in three of the major sports: baseball, football, and hockey. The state actually has two professional baseball teams: St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. The St. Louis Cardinals are based out of St. Louis and play at Busch Stadium. The Kansas City Royals are based out of Kansas City and play at Kauffman Stadium. The state also has two football teams: St. Louis Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs. The St. Louis Rams are based out of St. Louis and play in the Edward Jones Dome. The Kansas City Chiefs are based out of Kansas City and play in the Arrowhead Stadium. Lastly, the state only has one hockey team: the St. Louis Blues. The Blues are based out of St. Louis and play in the Scottrade Center.
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