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  • Census 2020 and Missouri's Changing Population We take a deep dive into exciting patterns in the new 2020 Missouri population data.

Welcome to the Missouri Census Data Center

The Missouri Census Data Center (MCDC) is a cooperative program among state agencies in Missouri and the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Its purpose is to enhance awareness of and access to public data, especially Census Bureau products.

The MCDC data archive, which includes many national collections as well as Missouri-specific data, is one of the premier sites in the country for accessing census and other public, machine-readable demographic and geographic data. Data may be accessed directly, via the public machine readable data archive, or by using one of the custom applications.

Email us directly for questions about census data or any of MCDC's data or applications.


MCDC News and Data Updates

Census 2020 and Missouri’s Changing Population

Last year, the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS) and MCDC brought you several interactive applications that focused on the US Census. We looked at what kinds of public services depend on an accurate census count for the proper distribution of funds and we explored the racial geography of Missouri at a county level. This […]

ACS 2016-2020 five-year data release is delayed until March 2022

The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Nov. 10 that the American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020 five-year data release will be delayed until March 2022. The ACS normally releases its five-year data products in December of every year. However, according to the Bureau’s statement, “Additional time is needed to continue refining our methodology so that we […]

Data Updates (September 2021)

Just a couple of late updates this time. They’re late because the raw data was released later than usual due to COVID and the decennial census. NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) “bridged race” estimates for 2020, including state- and county-level numbers with detail by single years of age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin. These […]

Missouri Tract Maps for 2020 Now Available on MCDC Site

For convenience of our Missouri users, we have added 2020 tract reference maps (PDF format) for all counties and St. Louis City to our data collection. Tract reference maps for other states are available from the U.S. Census Bureau’s site. For questions or technical assistance, please contact Glenn Rice at MCDC.

Missouri Surpassed 6 Million Persons in the 2010s

The U.S. Census Bureau has published a collection of state population profiles for 2020 as part of its “America Counts” story series. Missouri now has a population of 6,154,913 and 2,786,621 housing units. Between 2010 and 2020, Missouri’s population increased by 165,986, or 2.8%. By comparison, the overall U.S. population increase was 7.4%. Missouri’s under-18 […]

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