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Missouri Almanac

The Missouri Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Missouri.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Missouri. M, Vol. 13. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 656. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union August 10, 1821
Capital Jefferson City, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Show Me State, Cave State, Lead State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 69,709 square miles Rank among states 21st
Land area 68,898 square miles Rank among states 18th
Water area 811 square miles Rank among states 34th
Greatest distance East to West 365 miles
Greatest distance North to South 319 miles
Highest point 1,772 feet (Taum Sauk Mountain) Rank among states 41st
Lowest point 230 feet (St. Francis River) Rank among states 29th
Mean elevation 800 feet Rank among states 32nd
Highest recorded temperature 118 degrees on July 10, 1954 at Warsaw and Union
Lowest recorded temperature -40 degrees on February 13, 1905 at Warsaw
Highest monthly average temperature 90.5 degrees Rank among states 19th
Lowest monthly average temperature 19.4 degrees Rank among states 24th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 40 inches Rank among states  
Population
5,595,211 Rank among states 17th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
81.21 Rank among states 27th
Ten largest cities by population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Kansas City 441,545 6. St. Joseph 73,990
2. St. Louis 348,189 7. Lee's Summit 70,700
3. Springfield 151,580 8. St. Charles 60,321
4. Independence 113,288 9. St. Peters 51,381
5. Columbia 84,531 10. Florissant 50,497
Median age 33.5
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.84 Rank among states 26th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 5,094.4 Rank among states 24th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 744.4 Rank among states 17th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 4,351.0 Rank among states 25th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,206 Rank among states 29th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,461 Rank among states 27th
Median household income (1993) $28,682 Rank among states 34th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Missouri

Encyclopedia of Missouri, by Nancy Capace. 736 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishing; 4th Edition (June 2001)

The Encyclopedia of Missouri contains detailed information on Missouri: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Missouri State Book Store for additional Missouri related books, including Missouri Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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