Moving to Missouri

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

Missouri is known for its unique barbeque flavors and the St. Louis World Fair where the ice cream cone was invented. Must-see attractions include the Gateway Arch, Titanic Museum and numerous underground caverns. Bordering nine other states, Missouri offers its residents easy access to surrounding areas to experience this unique diversity.

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Missouri Compared to USA Averages
USA Missouri
Population: 311,591,917 5,800,310
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 70%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 86.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 25%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.45
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 87.1
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 23.3
Average Home Price: $188,400 $137,700
Median Household Income: $51,914 $36,979
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 14%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/10


* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Missouri
State Capital: Jefferson City
Top 5 Cities: Kansas City
St. Louis
Springfield
Independence
Columbia
Major Newspapers: Columbia Daily Tribune
Columbia Missourian
Kansas City Star
News-Leader (Springfield)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams
NHL: St. Louis Blues

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