About the Missouri Census Data Center

The Census Bureau's State Data Center Program celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018. A network of more than 1,700 agencies nationwide, this program has provided access and education on Census Bureau products as well as other statistical resources to millions of data users. Administered at the state level, each state has a network of affiliates that serve their constituents — be they government, business, not-for-profits, educators, or anyone in need of economic and demographic data. This web site is here to serve that network, providing resources and information to assist all of us in our work with the Census Bureau.

The Missouri Census Data Center (MCDC) has been a partner in the SDC network since 1979. The program operates under a memorandum of understanding between the Missouri Secretary of State and the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The Missouri State Library (in the Office of the Secretary of State) is the lead state agency responsible for the program.

At the University of Missouri, the MCDC website and data collection are maintained by the Center for Health Policy in the MU School of Medicine.

MCDC holdings consist of a public machine readable data archive and numerous reports and dynamic web applications.

Cory Mihalik, Statistical Research Consultant at the Missouri State Library, represents the lead agency at the Missouri State Library. Glenn Rice, at the UM Center for Health Policy, takes the lead in developing and maintaining the MCDC web site. We also receive assistance from Matt Hesser, Missouri State Demographer, Missouri Office of Administration's Division of Budget and Planning.