Population Data Series


Missouri Asia/Pacific Islander Population 
 2000 Census


According to the 2000 Census figures, Missouri's population is more diverse than ever, especially urban areas. Missouri's Asian and Pacific Islander race category experienced the largest percent increase, 55.1% growing from 41,758 in 1999 to 64,773 in 2000. Missouri's total population grew by 9.3% from just over 5.1 million in 1990 to slightly under 5.6 million in 2000.

St. Louis County, Jackson County and St. Louis City lead Missouri in Asian and Pacific Islander populations with 22,857, 9,580, and 6,985 persons respectively. Knox, Mercer, and Worth counties reported Missouri's smallest Asian and Pacific Islanders populations with populations of 4, 2, and 2, respectively. St. Louis County also reported the largest increase in the Asian and Pacific Islander population with a growth of 8,629 persons, a 60.6% increase since 1990. Sullivan County reported the largest percent increase, 650%, growing from a population of 2 in 1990 to 15 in 2000. Overall, 18 of Missouri counties reported a percent increase since 1990 of 100% or higher.

Not all of Missouri's counties experienced positive change in Asian and Pacific Islander population. Pulaski County reported the largest decrease in persons, 199, a 15.7% decrease. Polk and Stoddard Counties both reported a loss of 16 persons. Worth, DeKalb, and Atchison reported the largest percentage decreases with 60%, 40%, and 35.7% respectively. Overall 17 of Missouri counties reported negative growth, while 4 reported no change in Asian and Pacific Islander populations.

Census data for the 1990 and 2000 census are not directly comparable because individuals could report only one race in the 1990 census and could report multiple races in 2000. Thus the difference in population is due to both the changes in Census questionnaire and to real population change.

Total Asian/Pacific Islander Population


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Percent Change -- Asian/Pacific Islander Population
1990-2000


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Percent of 2000 Total Population 
Asian/Pacific Islander Population


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Top Ten Largest Counties Top Ten Smallest Counties
St. Louis County 22,857 Putnam County 7
Jackson County 9,580 Shelby County 7
City of St. Louis 6,985 Carter County 6
Boone County 4,057 Clark County 6
Greene County 2,865 Shannon County 6
Clay County 2,643 Holt County 5
St. Charles County 2,485 Scotland County 5
Platte County 1,243 Knox County 4
Pulaski County 1,066 Mercer County 2
Phelps County 961 Worth County 2
Top Ten Largest Growth Top Ten Largest Decline
St. Louis County 8,629 Pulaski County -199
City of St. Louis 3,224 Polk County -16
Jackson County 2,930 Stoddard County -16
Clay County 1,494 DeKalb County -14
Greene County 1,332 Marion County -8
St. Charles County 1,046 New Madrid County -8
Boone County 916 Grundy County -7
Platte County 432 Atchison County -5
Cole County 390 Cooper County -5
Jasper County 277 Harrison County -5
Top Ten Fastest Growth Top Ten Fastest Decline
Sullivan County 650.0% Polk County -21.1%
Caldwell County 450.0% Harrison County -21.7%
Gentry County 360.0% New Madrid County -22.2%
Osage County 333.3% Iron County -28.6%
Cedar County 245.0% Grundy County -29.2%
Bates County 170.0% Ozark County -33.3%
Camden County 163.0% Stoddard County -34.0%
Reynolds County 160.0% Atchison County -35.7%
Cole County 149.4% DeKalb County -40.0%
Shelby County 133.3% Worth County -60.0%


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County 2000 Asian Pacific Islander 1990 Asian Pacific Islander Total Change 1990-2000 % Change 1990-2000 County 2000 Asian Pacific Islander 1990 Asian Pacific Islander Total Change 1990-2000 % Change 1990-2000
Missouri total 64,773 41,758 23,015 55.1% Lincoln County 79 55 24 43.6%
Adair County 359 220 139 63.2% Linn County 19 14 5 35.7%
Andrew County 38 23 15 65.2% Livingston County 41 28 13 46.4%
Atchison County 9 14 -5 -35.7% Macon County 27 19 8 42.1%
Audrain County 97 83 14 16.9% Madison County 34 34 0 0.0%
Barry County 102 81 21 25.9% Maries County 10 10 0 0.0%
Barton County 47 28 19 67.9% Marion County 101 109 -8 -7.3%
Bates County 27 10 17 170.0% McDonald County 61 43 18 41.9%
Benton County 24 17 7 41.2% Mercer County 2 1 1 100.0%
Bollinger County 26 28 -2 -7.1% Miller County 35 23 12 52.2%
Boone County 4,057 3,141 916 29.2% Mississippi County 16 15 1 6.7%
Buchanan County 406 269 137 50.9% Moniteau County 48 36 12 33.3%
Butler County 183 126 57 45.2% Monroe County 14 14 0 0.0%
Caldwell County 11 2 9 450.0% Montgomery County 32 20 12 60.0%
Callaway County 215 121 94 77.7% Morgan County 27 26 1 3.8%
Camden County 121 46 75 163.0% New Madrid County 28 36 -8 -22.2%
Cape Girardeau County 533 478 55 11.5% Newton County 314 240 74 30.8%
Carroll County 14 11 3 27.3% Nodaway County 195 166 29 17.5%
Carter County 6 5 1 20.0% Oregon County 15 14 1 7.1%
Cass County 427 275 152 55.3% Osage County 13 3 10 333.3%
Cedar County 69 20 49 245.0% Ozark County 8 12 -4 -33.3%
Chariton County 11 7 4 57.1% Pemiscot County 57 52 5 9.6%
Christian County 173 77 96 124.7% Perry County 122 70 52 74.3%
City of St. Louis 6,985 3,761 3,224 85.7% Pettis County 175 127 48 37.8%
Clark County 6 5 1 20.0% Phelps County 961 790 171 21.6%
Clay County 2,643 1,149 1,494 130.0% Pike County 35 24 11 45.8%
Clinton County 33 22 11 50.0% Platte County 1,243 811 432 53.3%
Cole County 651 261 390 149.4% Polk County 60 76 -16 -21.1%
Cooper County 42 47 -5 -10.6% Pulaski County 1,066 1,265 -199 -15.7%
Crawford County 44 30 14 46.7% Putnam County 7 4 3 75.0%
Dade County 15 16 -1 -6.3% Ralls County 9 6 3 50.0%
Dallas County 16 18 -2 -11.1% Randolph County 103 79 24 30.4%
Daviess County 21 12 9 75.0% Ray County 45 35 10 28.6%
DeKalb County 21 35 -14 -40.0% Reynolds County 13 5 8 160.0%
Dent County 34 35 -1 -2.9% Ripley County 32 23 9 39.1%
Douglas County 30 17 13 76.5% Saline County 134 62 72 116.1%
Dunklin County 94 77 17 22.1% Schuyler County 8 4 4 100.0%
Franklin County 272 196 76 38.8% Scotland County 5 0 5 N/A
Gasconade County 25 17 8 47.1% Scott County 96 69 27 39.1%
Gentry County 23 5 18 360.0% Shannon County 6 4 2 50.0%
Greene County 2,865 1,533 1,332 86.9% Shelby County 7 3 4 133.3%
Grundy County 17 24 -7 -29.2% St. Charles County 2,485 1,439 1,046 72.7%
Harrison County 18 23 -5 -21.7% St. Clair County 16 11 5 45.5%
Henry County 59 49 10 20.4% St. Francois County 187 124 63 50.8%
Hickory County 10 6 4 66.7% St. Louis County 22,857 14,228 8,629 60.6%
Holt County 5 5 0 0.0% Ste. Genevieve County 29 24 5 20.8%
Howard County 20 17 3 17.6% Stoddard County 31 47 -16 -34.0%
Howell County 150 75 75 100.0% Stone County 62 37 25 67.6%
Iron County 10 14 -4 -28.6% Sullivan County 15 2 13 650.0%
Jackson County 9,580 6,650 2,930 44.1% Taney County 157 85 72 84.7%
Jasper County 795 518 277 53.5% Texas County 82 60 22 36.7%
Jefferson County 736 545 191 35.0% Vernon County 70 65 5 7.7%
Johnson County 753 609 144 23.6% Warren County 63 33 30 90.9%
Knox County 4 3 1 33.3% Washington County 37 23 14 60.9%
Laclede County 110 80 30 37.5% Wayne County 19 9 10 111.1%
Lafayette County 91 70 21 30.0% Webster County 89 46 43 93.5%
Lawrence County 87 58 29 50.0% Worth County 2 5 -3 -60.0%
Lewis County 23 17 6 35.3% Wright County 26 12 14 116.7%


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