Moving to Missouri

Written by Alyssa Howard,

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.


Key Facts About Missouri
State Capital: Jefferson City
Top 5 Cities: Kansas City
St. Louis
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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