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    Missouri Voter Turnout Changes, 2000-2016 Many people will ask: How exactly did Missouri go from supporting Democratic governors by double digits to a trifecta of Republican presidents, senators, and governors in a little over a decade?

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

Change in Missouri Voter Turnout, 2000-2016

With this month’s MCDC/GRC story map, we explore the changes in voter turnout across the state between presidential elections to shed insight on how Missouri has gone from purple to bright red in just a few short years. The map, designed by Jefferson Daubitz of the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS), examines the question […]

ACS 2019 1-year data is in

We now have the 1-year ACS 2019 data available on our website. The ACS Profiles and ACS Trends applications include the new data. Both profiles and base tables are also available in SAS/Dexter format in our data archive at acs2019. The 2015-2019 ACS 5-year data will be available this December.

Missouri county pages are back

After a very long hiatus, the application formerly known as “Missouri County Pages” is back in operation. We’re now calling it “Missouri [County] Fact Sheets”, and a few of the old data variables have been replaced. Otherwise, the application has similar appearance and functionality to the old version. The Missouri Fact Sheets application generates a […]

Data updates (Summer 2020)

This month sees the updates of many of our population-related applications and datasets. New data for 2019 added to State/county annual population change, Population trends with demographics, and Population estimates by age applications. NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) “bridged race” estimates added for 2019, including state- and county-level numbers with detail by single years […]

Women’s Role in the Missouri Workforce

Although Women’s History Month has come and gone, it is important to continue thinking about the various trends facing women at work. Here, we examine workforce participation. Women’s participation greatly increased throughout the second half of the twentieth century, but beginning in 2000, it began to stagnate and decrease. This story map, designed by Abby […]

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