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  • Missouri County Unemployment Rates See how unemployment in Missouri changed between 2000 and 2020.

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.

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MCDC News and Data Updates

Missouri Unemployment Rates over Time

This month, our partners at the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS) present a swipe map showing changing patterns of unemployment in Missouri across two decades. The left side of the swipe map shows unemployment rates by Missouri county for 2000, and the right side shows the rates for 2020. Clicking on any county will […]

Missouri Voter Turnout in General Elections Since 2000 (updated)

Our story map about Missouri voter turnout by county has been updated to include the November 2022 midterm election. The Missouri Census Data Center frequently works with MSDIS on mapping and data projects. MSDIS is a spatial data retrieval and archival system offering many mapping resources, primarily focused on the state of Missouri.

Missouri’s Changing Legislative Boundaries

This month, our partners at the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS) present a set of “swipe maps” showing how the Missouri House and Senate district boundaries changed after the 2020 US Census. The red outlines on each map (the left side of the swipe tool, in this case) indicate the new, post-2020 districts, and […]

County-to-County Migration in Missouri

This month’s story map, created by Morgan Hurt of the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, examines recent inward and outward migration to and from Missouri counties. The data comes from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey — specifically, county-to-county migration flows, a special tabulation created by the ACS program. This data is not released every year, […]

Urban/Rural Categories now available in Geocorr 2022

We’ve added the new urban areas to the Geocorr 2022 application this month. There are two new options in Geocorr for source or target geographies. Urban areas are the complete areas with Census Bureau codes; for example, the Columbia, MO urban area with UA code 18937. Urban/rural portion uses a binary designation (“U” or “R”) […]

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