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part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, Missouri was admitted
as a state in 1821 and earned the nickname "Gateway to
the West" for its central location and departure point
for settlers heading out west.
leads the list of Missouri industries producing a record number
of hogs and cattle, corn and soy beans on more than 100,000
farms statewide (second only to Texas.)
More than half the population lives in Missouri's two major
cities - Kansas City and St. Louis - where education, health care, and a growing biotech sector remain major draws for employment seekers in metropolitan Missouri.
Home to the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis, stage spectacles in Branson ("the Las Vegas of the Midwest") as well as eye-popping scenery in the Ozarks, Missouri's modern economy is also buttressed by a booming tourism industry.
Missouri quality-of-life statistics
Major cities: Jefferson City (capital), Kansas City, St.
Population : 5,842,713
White : 85.4%
Black, African American : 11.5%
Hispanic : 2.7%
High school graduates : 81.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 21.6%
Average household income: $40,885
of Living: Sperling's
Best Places - Missouri - Compared to the rest of the
country, Missouri's cost of living is 19.91% lower than
the U.S. average.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow
- Missouri Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 70.3%
Average home price : $157,826
Average travel time to work : 23.8 minutes
Personal Income Taxes: Missouri imposes state taxes ranging from 1.5 percent to 6 percent over 10 income brackets. Missourians are required to file state income taxes using Form MO 1040 each year by April 15.
: Due to the state's traditional commitment to education funding, math and reading scores usually equal or surpass the national average. In addition, over 50 percent of students attending college or university in Missouri receive some form of in-state financial aid. Also see Missouri
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
: With no mountains or large bodies of water to regulate
temperature, Missouri often experiences extremes of weather
varying between occasional Arctic blasts from the north,
and warm southern breezes from the Gulf Coast. It's topographical
features also pose a constant threat of tornadoes, averaging
about 90 a year.
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about relocating to Missouri around the Web:
Moving to Missouri - The official Missouri state Web site with related resources and information
on state taxes, obtaining a driver's license, house hunting, school profiles, day-care.
City - Scroll down the page for new resident guides to city services, property ownership, cable TV and utilities, bus
transportation, school districts.
of St. Louis Community Pages - Extensive
link portal and information on St. Louis neighborhoods, housing
& real estate, demographics & crime data, with city-related
news & updates.
Why Springfield? - A complete relocation
guide with helpful city contact information, weather
facts, quality of life information, schools & churches, apartment
brokers & real estate agents.
- Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks - Regional
guide to relocation including an online relocation guide in PDF format.
real estate, apartments & job classifieds:
City : Star
Louis : Post-Dispatch
City : News