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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

Data Updates (June 2021)

We’ve updated our SAS datasets pertaining to population estimates. Population and components of change estimates: 2020 data added for Missouri and USA. These datasets are located in the popests directory of our data archive. The uscom20 dataset includes estimates of the total population of counties, states, and the US for July 1 of each year […]

A Geographic Perspective on Women in Missouri Politics

With this month’s MCDC story map, designed by Abby Hunt, student intern at the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS), we examine which House and Senate districts of the state are represented by women and then consider why certain trends exist. By reviewing state-level elected offices from a geographic perspective, we can begin to think about […]

U.S. Census Bureau “Data Gem” offers a quick look at Geocorr

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Academy recently released a short video in its “Data Gems” series providing a brief overview about using MCDC’s Geocorr tool to create geographical correspondences. “Whether you are looking for estimates for the nation or a population count for your city block, geography is a critical element to using and accessing […]

Missouri Racial Demographics in Census 2010

About a year ago, the Missouri Census Data Center and MSDIS jointly published a story map detailing just a few of the many ways that Missouri benefits from a complete and accurate census. While the official counting period for Census 2020 has only just recently come to a close, we thought it would be interesting to take a […]

Data Updates (Spring 2021)

We’ve updated many of our population-related applications and datasets over the past couple of months. The CAPS ACS application now references 2015-2019 ACS data. Geocodes lookup and ZIP codes lookup applications updated with 2015-2019 ACS data. New Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) data for 2019. Our Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment data […]

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