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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 (September 2023)

We have a few routine data and application updates to announce this month. On August 24, we posted new a zcta_master set to our geographic reference data collection. Zcta_master is a comprehensive ZCTA (ZIP Code Tabulation Area) resource with geographic correspondences and vintage 2021 ACS-based demographics. This new version uses ZCTAs as defined for the […]

CAPS 2020 Is Finally Here!

MCDC is pleased to announce the launch of the newest version of our popular CAPS (Circular Area Profiles) applications. CAPS 2020 is based on our new standard profiles (/data/dhc2020x), created earlier this month from the Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) data from the 2020 decennial census, released in May 2023. Much like the versions of […]

DHC 2020 Standard Extracts Added to MCDC’s Collection

The Missouri Census Data Center has added our “standard extract” data based on the 2020 Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) data. The collection is located in the /data/dhc2020x┬ádirectory and is also accessible from our data portal page. This is the collection of standard extracts, where we create a set of just over 100 key variables […]

Demographic and Housing Characteristics Data Added to MCDC’s Collection

The Missouri Census Data Center is pleased to announce that we’ve added the new Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) data to our census data archives. The collection is located in the /data/dhc2020 directory and is also accessible from our data portal page. The Demographic and Housing Characteristics data was released by the U.S. Census Bureau […]

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 […]

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