Population Data Series


Missouri Hispanic Population -- 2000 Census


Missouri's Hispanic population grew by a staggering 92.2% from 61,698 in 1990 to 118,592 in 2000. In contrast, Missouri's total population grew by 9.3% from just over 5.1 million in 1990 to slightly under 5.6 million in 2000.

Sullivan (2,164%), McDonald (1,577%), and Barry (1,027%) counties reported enormous percent increases since 1990 in Hispanic population due to expanding employment opportunities. Jackson County reported the largest increase in persons - 16,272, an 86.1% increase; followed by St. Louis county with 4,766, a 48.6% increase; and Clay county with 3,055, an 86.3% increase. Fifty-six of Missouri's 114 counties reported percentage increases from 1990 of over 100%.

Not all of Missouri counties experienced positive growth in Hispanic populations. Atchison, DeKalb, Worth, Dade, and Bollinger counties reported decreases in Hispanic populations. DeKalb County experienced the largest decline in the number of Hispanic persons, 75, a 37.5% decline. Atchison County experienced the largest percentage loss, a 58.7% decrease with the number of Hispanic persons decreasing by 61.

The Census Bureau admits that census race data for the 1990 and 2000 census are not directly comparable because individuals could only report one race in the 1990 census and could report multiple races in 2000. However, the differences between 1990 and 2000 for the Hispanic or Latino population were not affected because the Hispanic or Latino population may be of any race.


Total Hispanic Population


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Percent Change -- Hispanic Population 1990-2000



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Percent of 2000 Total Population -- Hispanic Population



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Ten Largest Counties Ten Smallest Counties
County Population County Population
Jackson County 35,160 Atchison County 43
St. Louis County 14,577 Shelby County 43
City of St. Louis 7,022 Ralls County 42
Clay County 6,594 Scotland County 42
Greene County 4,434 Putnam County 32
St. Charles County 4,176 Schuyler County 27
Jasper County 3,615 Knox County 26
Boone County 2,413 Holt County 21
Pulaski County 2,404 Mercer County 11
Platte County 2,211 Worth County 7
Ten Largest Growth Ten Smallest Growth
County Persons County Persons
Jackson County 16,272 Putnam County 8
St. Louis County 4,766 Holt County 5
Clay County 3,055 Madison County 4
Jasper County 2,818 Monroe County 4
Greene County 2,659 Mercer County 4
McDonald County 1,909 Bollinger County -2
City of St. Louis 1,898 Worth County -2
St. Charles County 1,868 Dade County -9
Barry County 1,561 Atchison County -61
Pettis County 1,258 DeKalb County -75
Ten Fastest Growth Ten Slowest Growth
County Percentage Change County Percentage Change
Sullivan County 2164.3% Daviess County 19.6%
McDonald County 1577.7% Nodaway County 14.8%
Barry County 1027.0% Linn County 10.6%
Moniteau County 845.7% Monroe County 8.3%
Pettis County 467.7% Madison County 6.5%
Lawrence County 466.4% Bollinger County -2.9%
Saline County 404.8% Dade County -11.8%
Taney County 395.9% Worth County -22.2%
Dunklin County 387.6% DeKalb County -37.5%
Jasper County 353.6% Atchison County -58.7%

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Hispanic Population by County -- 1990-2000
County 2000 Popl. 1990 Popl. % Change from 1990 Total Change from 1990 County 2000 Popl. 1990 Popl. % Change from 1990 Total Change from 1990
Missouri 118,592 61,698 92.2% 56,894 Lincoln County 444 219 102.7% 225
Adair County 315 182 73.1% 133 Linn County 104 94 10.6% 10
Andrew County 138 103 34.0% 35 Livingston County 94 63 49.2% 31
Atchison County 43 104 -58.7% -61 Macon County 121 59 105.1% 62
Audrain County 189 81 133.3% 108 Madison County 66 62 6.5% 4
Barry County 1,713 152 1027.0% 1,561 Maries County 103 40 157.5% 63
Barton County 119 57 108.8% 62 Marion County 252 118 113.6% 134
Bates County 179 82 118.3% 97 McDonald County 2,030 121 1577.7% 1,909
Benton County 153 78 96.2% 75 Mercer County 11 7 57.1% 4
Bollinger County 68 70 -2.9% -2 Miller County 231 101 128.7% 130
Boone County 2,413 1,226 96.8% 1,187 Mississippi County 129 40 222.5% 89
Buchanan County 2,086 1,706 22.3% 380 Moniteau County 435 46 845.7% 389
Butler County 412 217 89.9% 195 Monroe County 52 48 8.3% 4
Caldwell County 67 50 34.0% 17 Montgomery County 94 45 108.9% 49
Callaway County 377 171 120.5% 206 Morgan County 161 69 133.3% 92
Camden County 346 170 103.5% 176 New Madrid County 183 93 96.8% 90
Cape Girardeau County 624 313 99.4% 311 Newton County 1,147 353 224.9% 794
Carroll County 73 40 82.5% 33 Nodaway County 155 135 14.8% 20
Carter County 72 33 118.2% 39 Oregon County 113 32 253.1% 81
Cass County 1,816 829 119.1% 987 Osage County 77 56 37.5% 21
Cedar County 153 58 163.8% 95 Ozark County 90 56 60.7% 34
Chariton County 47 19 147.4% 28 Pemiscot County 315 89 253.9% 226
Christian County 714 216 230.6% 498 Perry County 93 72 29.2% 21
City of St. Louis 7,022 5,124 37.0% 1,898 Pettis County 1,527 269 467.7% 1,258
Clark County 52 26 100.0% 26 Phelps County 485 303 60.1% 182
Clay County 6,594 3,539 86.3% 3,055 Pike County 295 119 147.9% 176
Clinton County 205 139 47.5% 66 Platte County 2,211 1,161 90.4% 1,050
Cole County 915 447 104.7% 468 Polk County 350 173 102.3% 177
Cooper County 143 96 49.0% 47 Pulaski County 2,404 1,953 23.1% 451
Crawford County 176 114 54.4% 62 Putnam County 32 24 33.3% 8
Dade County 67 76 -11.8% -9 Ralls County 42 14 200.0% 28
Dallas County 147 65 126.2% 82 Randolph County 282 179 57.5% 103
Daviess County 55 46 19.6% 9 Ray County 253 119 112.6% 134
DeKalb County 125 200 -37.5% -75 Reynolds County 55 28 96.4% 27
Dent County 112 89 25.8% 23 Ripley County 132 78 69.2% 54
Douglas County 110 90 22.2% 20 Saline County 1,050 208 404.8% 842
Dunklin County 824 169 387.6% 655 Schuyler County 27 18 50.0% 9
Franklin County 678 441 53.7% 237 Scotland County 42 12 250.0% 30
Gasconade County 64 35 82.9% 29 Scott County 448 206 117.5% 242
Gentry County 44 27 63.0% 17 Shannon County 77 22 250.0% 55
Greene County 4,434 1,775 149.8% 2,659 Shelby County 43 23 87.0% 20
Grundy County 165 77 114.3% 88 St. Charles County 4,176 2,308 80.9% 1,868
Harrison County 89 37 140.5% 52 St. Clair County 95 33 187.9% 62
Henry County 201 144 39.6% 57 St. Francois County 447 239 87.0% 208
Hickory County 68 29 134.5% 39 St. Louis County 14,577 9,811 48.6% 4,766
Holt County 21 16 31.3% 5 Ste. Genevieve County 132 49 169.4% 83
Howard County 88 45 95.6% 43 Stoddard County 231 132 75.0% 99
Howell County 450 161 179.5% 289 Stone County 298 114 161.4% 184
Iron County 62 44 40.9% 18 Sullivan County 634 28 2164.3% 606
Jackson County 35,160 18,888 86.1% 16,272 Taney County 962 194 395.9% 768
Jasper County 3,615 797 353.6% 2,818 Texas County 221 113 95.6% 108
Jefferson County 2,002 1,151 73.9% 851 Vernon County 172 102 68.6% 70
Johnson County 1,407 709 98.4% 698 Warren County 314 152 106.6% 162
Knox County 26 9 188.9% 17 Washington County 170 83 104.8% 87
Laclede County 401 141 184.4% 260 Wayne County 65 44 47.7% 21
Lafayette County 386 219 76.3% 167 Webster County 400 140 185.7% 260
Lawrence County 1,195 211 466.4% 984 Worth County 7 9 -22.2% -2
Lewis County 77 26 196.2% 51 Wright County 139 61 127.9% 78


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