Missouri’s Population Has Risen to Over Six Million Residents

Data from the  the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that  there were almost  166,000 more Missourians living in the state last year than there were in 2010. Officials reported that Missouri’s population went from 5,988,927 as measured in the 2010 census count to 6,154,913 as of April 1, 2020, the nation’s most recent Census Day. The additional 165,986 state residents represented a rise in population of 2.8 percent over the past ten years, the state’s lowest population percentage growth in more than a century. Although Missouri’s population grew slightly, the increase wasn’t high enough to add a ninth member to Missouri’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Members of the Census Bureau are slated to reveal county and municipal census data later this summer, which will be utilized by state officials to adjust congressional districts to account for any statewide population shifts.


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