Population Data Series
2010 County Population

Recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Christian County had the largest population change between 2000 and 2010 at 42.6 percent, followed by Lincoln County (35.0 percent) and Warren County (32.6 percent). St. Louis County had the largest population in 2010 with 998,954, representing 16.7 percent of the state's total estimated population. The other counties in the top five include Jackson, with a population of 674,158, St. Charles (360,485), St. Louis City (319,294), and Greene (275,174).

See 2010 County Population Estimates map.

See 2000-2010 County Percent Change in Population Estimates map.


2010 Census Population 
Area 2010 Total Pop 2000 Total Pop Population Change 2000 to 2010 Percent  Change 2000 to 2010
Missouri 5,988,927 5,595,211 393,716 7.0%
Adair County 25,607 24,977 630 2.5%
Andrew County 17,291 16,492 799 4.8%
Atchison County 5,685 6,430 -745 -11.6%
Audrain County 25,529 25,853 -324 -1.3%
Barry County 35,597 34,010 1,587 4.7%
Barton County 12,402 12,541 -139 -1.1%
Bates County 17,049 16,653 396 2.4%
Benton County 19,056 17,180 1,876 10.9%
Bollinger County 12,363 12,029 334 2.8%
Boone County 162,642 135,454 27,188 20.1%
Buchanan County 89,201 85,998 3,203 3.7%
Butler County 42,794 40,867 1,927 4.7%
Caldwell County 9,424 8,969 455 5.1%
Callaway County 44,332 40,766 3,566 8.7%
Camden County 44,002 37,051 6,951 18.8%
Cape Girardeau County 75,674 68,693 6,981 10.2%
Carroll County 9,295 10,285 -990 -9.6%
Carter County 6,265 5,941 324 5.5%
Cass County 99,478 82,092 17,386 21.2%
Cedar County 13,982 13,733 249 1.8%
Chariton County 7,831 8,438 -607 -7.2%
Christian County 77,422 54,285 23,137 42.6%
Clark County 7,139 7,416 -277 -3.7%
Clay County 221,939 184,006 37,933 20.6%
Clinton County 20,743 18,979 1,764 9.3%
Cole County 75,990 71,397 4,593 6.4%
Cooper County 17,601 16,670 931 5.6%
Crawford County 24,696 22,804 1,892 8.3%
Dade County 7,883 7,923 -40 -0.5%
Dallas County 16,777 15,661 1,116 7.1%
Daviess County 8,433 8,016 417 5.2%
DeKalb County 12,892 11,597 1,295 11.2%
Dent County 15,657 14,927 730 4.9%
Douglas County 13,684 13,084 600 4.6%
Dunklin County 31,953 33,155 -1,202 -3.6%
Franklin County 101,492 93,807 7,685 8.2%
Gasconade County 15,222 15,342 -120 -0.8%
Gentry County 6,738 6,861 -123 -1.8%
Greene County 275,174 240,391 34,783 14.5%
Grundy County 10,261 10,432 -171 -1.6%
Harrison County 8,957 8,850 107 1.2%
Henry County 22,272 21,997 275 1.3%
Hickory County 9,627 8,940 687 7.7%
Holt County 4,912 5,351 -439 -8.2%
Howard County 10,144 10,212 -68 -0.7%
Howell County 40,400 37,238 3,162 8.5%
Iron County 10,630 10,697 -67 -0.6%
Jackson County 674,158 654,880 19,278 2.9%
Jasper County 117,404 104,686 12,718 12.1%
Jefferson County 218,733 198,099 20,634 10.4%
Johnson County 52,595 48,258 4,337 9.0%
Knox County 4,131 4,361 -230 -5.3%
Laclede County 35,571 32,513 3,058 9.4%
Lafayette County 33,381 32,960 421 1.3%
Lawrence County 38,634 35,204 3,430 9.7%
Lewis County 10,211 10,494 -283 -2.7%
Lincoln County 52,566 38,944 13,622 35.0%
Linn County 12,761 13,754 -993 -7.2%
Livingston County 15,195 14,558 637 4.4%
McDonald County 23,083 21,681 1,402 6.5%
Macon County 15,566 15,762 -196 -1.2%
Madison County 12,226 11,800 426 3.6%
Maries County 9,176 8,903 273 3.1%
Marion County 28,781 28,289 492 1.7%
Mercer County 3,785 3,757 28 0.7%
Miller County 24,748 23,564 1,184 5.0%
Mississippi County 14,358 13,427 931 6.9%
Moniteau County 15,607 14,827 780 5.3%
Monroe County 8,840 9,311 -471 -5.1%
Montgomery County 12,236 12,136 100 0.8%
Morgan County 20,565 19,309 1,256 6.5%
New Madrid County 18,956 19,760 -804 -4.1%
Newton County 58,114 52,636 5,478 10.4%
Nodaway County 23,370 21,912 1,458 6.7%
Oregon County 10,881 10,344 537 5.2%
Osage County 13,878 13,062 816 6.2%
Ozark County 9,723 9,542 181 1.9%
Pemiscot County 18,296 20,047 -1,751 -8.7%
Perry County 18,971 18,132 839 4.6%
Pettis County 42,201 39,403 2,798 7.1%
Phelps County 45,156 39,825 5,331 13.4%
Pike County 18,516 18,351 165 0.9%
Platte County 89,322 73,781 15,541 21.1%
Polk County 31,137 26,992 4,145 15.4%
Pulaski County 52,274 41,165 11,109 27.0%
Putnam County 4,979 5,223 -244 -4.7%
Ralls County 10,167 9,626 541 5.6%
Randolph County 25,414 24,663 751 3.0%
Ray County 23,494 23,354 140 0.6%
Reynolds County 6,696 6,689 7 0.1%
Ripley County 14,100 13,509 591 4.4%
St. Charles County 360,485 283,883 76,602 27.0%
St. Clair County 9,805 9,652 153 1.6%
Ste. Genevieve County 18,145 17,842 303 1.7%
St. Francois County 65,359 55,641 9,718 17.5%
St. Louis County 998,954 1,016,315 -17,361 -1.7%
Saline County 23,370 23,756 -386 -1.6%
Schuyler County 4,431 4,170 261 6.3%
Scotland County 4,843 4,983 -140 -2.8%
Scott County 39,191 40,422 -1,231 -3.0%
Shannon County 8,441 8,324 117 1.4%
Shelby County 6,373 6,799 -426 -6.3%
Stoddard County 29,968 29,705 263 0.9%
Stone County 32,202 28,658 3,544 12.4%
Sullivan County 6,714 7,219 -505 -7.0%
Taney County 51,675 39,703 11,972 30.2%
Texas County 26,008 23,003 3,005 13.1%
Vernon County 21,159 20,454 705 3.4%
Warren County 32,513 24,525 7,988 32.6%
Washington County 25,195 23,344 1,851 7.9%
Wayne County 13,521 13,259 262 2.0%
Webster County 36,202 31,045 5,157 16.6%
Worth County 2,171 2,382 -211 -8.9%
Wright County 18,815 17,955 860 4.8%
St. Louis city 319,294 348,189 -28,895 -8.3%



Sources: Census Bureau, Missouri Census Data Center



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