Missouri at a Glance
Missouri has a population of 6,063,589, making it the 18th most populous U.S. state. It is the 21st largest state in terms of area. The median income for households in the state is $70,896, and the median age of its residents is 37.9 years old.
Missouri is divided into 114 counties plus the independent city of St. Louis. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City, and the largest city in terms of population is Kansas City. The state is located in the heart of the midwest, and is often referred to as the Show-Me-State.
Missouri Jobs & Economy
Major industries in Missouri include aerospace, transportation equipment, chemicals, printing and publishing, light manufacturing, and beer. The state has large amounts of limestone, and rock-splitters are one of the more popular occupations. Others include entertainment attendants and psychiatric technicians. The minimum wage in Missouri stands at $7.65 as of 2014.
Missouri Unemployment Rate
Missouris unemployment rate is slightly below the national average at 5.4%.