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Missouri's Hispanic Population Continues to Grow

In 2009, 203,907 Hispanics called Missouri home, an increase of over 70 percent since 2000. U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2009 show the population of those of Hispanic origin accounted for 3.4 percent of Missouri’s total population.

Nationally, the population of Hispanics was estimated to be 48.4 million, or 15.8 percent of the nation's population, making Hispanics the largest ethnic or race minority in the United States.  

Those of Hispanic origin make up 17.6 percent of the population of Sullivan County in the state. McDonald County followed with slightly less at 14.4 percent. Other top counties included Barry (9.1%), Saline (8.6%), Pulaski (8.2%) and Jackson (8.2%).

 2009 County Hispanic Population


2009 Top 15 Missouri Counties
by Hispanic Population Percentage
County Total Population Hispanic Population Percent of County Pop that is Hispanic
Sullivan County 6,835 1,202 17.6%
McDonald County 23,063 3,323 14.4%
Barry County 35,881 3,282 9.1%
Saline County 22,821 1,956 8.6%
Pulaski County 46,457 3,819 8.2%
Jackson County 705,708 57,926 8.2%
Pettis County 41,421 3,324 8.0%
Jasper County 11,8179 7,446 6.3%
Lawrence County 37,648 2,197 5.8%
Clay County 22,8358 11,779 5.2%
Dunklin County 31,039 1,516 4.9%
Platte County 90,688 4,031 4.4%
Moniteau County 15,132 614 4.1%
Taney County 48,023 1,927 4.0%
Buchanan County 89,856 3,553 4.0%

 

Jackson County had the largest total Hispanic population in the state with an estimated total of 57,926. St. Louis County's Hispanic population was the second largest, estimated at 23,946. Other top counties included Clay (11,779), St. Louis City (10,964) and St. Charles (8,751).

Hipanic Population Map of Missouri Counties

2009 Top 15 Missouri Counties
by total Hispanic Population
County Total Population Hispanic Population Percent of County Pop that is Hispanic
Jackson County 705,708 57,926 8.2%
St. Louis County 992,408 23,946 2.4%
Clay County 228,358 11,779 5.2%
St. Louis city 356,587 10,964 3.1%
St. Charles County 355,367 8,751 2.5%
Jasper County 118,179 7,446 6.3%
Greene County 269,630 7,264 2.7%
Boone County 156,377 4,157 2.7%
Platte County 90,688 4,031 4.4%
Pulaski County 46,457 3,819 8.2%
Cass County 100,184 3,805 3.8%
Buchanan County 89,856 3,553 4.0%
Jefferson County 219,046 3,351 1.5%
Pettis County 41,421 3,324 8.0%
McDonald County 23,063 3,323 14.4%
Missouri 5,987,580 203,907 3.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



 
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