Population Data Series


Missouri American Indian Population 
2000 Census

According to the 2000 Census figures, Missouri's population is more diverse than ever, especially urban areas. Missouri's American Indian and Alaska Native race category experienced the second largest percent increase for Missouri minority populations, 24%, growing from 20,221 in 1990 to 25,076 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.

Jackson County, St. Louis County, and Green County led Missouri in American Indian and Alaska Native populations with 3,168, 1,717, and 1,583 persons respectively. Scotland, Putnam, and Knox counties reported Missouri's smallest American Indian and Alaska Native population with populations of 7, 5, and 1 respectively. Green County reported the largest increase in population with a growth of 290 persons, a 22.4% increase since 1990. Worth County reported the largest percent increase, 700%, growing from a population of 1 in 1990 to 8 in 2000. Overall, 21 Missouri counties experienced a percent increase since 1990 of 100% or higher

Not all of Missouri counties experienced positive growth in the Native and Alaskan Indian populations. Jasper County reported the largest decline, losing 127, in Native and Alaskan Indian persons. Ray County and St. Louis City reported losses of 29 and 21 persons respectively. Knox, Putnam and Gentry counties reported the largest percentage decrease in Native and Alaskan populations with 90%, 44.4%, and 40% respectively. Overall 21 Missouri counties reported negative growth, while only Marion County reported no change in 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 American Indian Population


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Percent Change -- American Indian Population
1990-2000


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Percent of Total Population 2000 --  American Indian Population


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Top Ten Largest Counties Top Ten Smallest Counties
Jackson County 3,168 Sullivan County 18
St. Louis County 1,717 Lewis County 17
Greene County 1,583 Clark County 15
Jasper County 1,388 Chariton County 14
Newton County 1,175 Schuyler County 13
City of St. Louis 950 Atchison County 12
Clay County 890 Worth County 8
St. Charles County 657 Scotland County 7
McDonald County 625 Putnam County 5
Jefferson County 577 Knox County 1
Top Ten Largest Growth Top Ten Largest Decline
Greene County 290 Jasper County -127
Oregon County 257 Ray County -29
Newton County 226 City of St. Louis -21
St. Louis County 213 Lawrence County -16
Howell County 195 Gentry County -14
Taney County 194 Dade County -13
Boone County 166 Lafayette County -12
Jefferson County 148 DeKalb County -10
Cape Girardeau County 144 Clinton County -10
Texas County 137 Knox County -9
Top Ten Fastest Growth Top Ten Fastest Decline
Worth County 700.0% Knox County -90.0%
Oregon County 626.8% Putnam County -44.4%
Reynolds County 473.3% Gentry County -40.0%
Shannon County 463.0% Scotland County -36.4%
Ripley County 265.3% Atchison County -33.3%
Mercer County 250.0% Harrison County -29.0%
Washington County 222.9% Ray County -25.9%
Bollinger County 180.6% Chariton County -22.2%
Crawford County 167.6% Dade County -18.8%
Texas County 163.1% Grundy County -16.3%


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County 2000 Indian Pop. 1990 Indian Pop. Total Change 1990-
2000
%
Change 1990-
2000
County 2000 Indian Pop. 1990 Indian Pop. Total Change 1990-
2000
%
Change 1990-
2000
Missouri total 25,076 20,221 4,855 24.0% Lincoln County 143 104 39 37.5%
Adair County 64 44 20 45.5% Linn County 52 22 30 136.4%
Andrew County 56 41 15 36.6% Livingston County 49 40 9 22.5%
Atchison County 12 18 -6 -33.3% Macon County 61 50 11 22.0%
Audrain County 68 34 34 100.0% Madison County 30 35 -5 -14.3%
Barry County 292 277 15 5.4% Maries County 49 19 30 157.9%
Barton County 104 110 -6 -5.5% Marion County 75 75 0 0.0%
Bates County 99 80 19 23.8% McDonald County 625 548 77 14.1%
Benton County 91 75 16 21.3% Mercer County 21 6 15 250.0%
Bollinger County 87 31 56 180.6% Miller County 108 90 18 20.0%
Boone County 567 401 166 41.4% Mississippi County 33 26 7 26.9%
Buchanan County 363 280 83 29.6% Moniteau County 59 54 5 9.3%
Butler County 227 134 93 69.4% Monroe County 38 18 20 111.1%
Caldwell County 30 21 9 42.9% Montgomery County 29 12 17 141.7%
Callaway County 210 107 103 96.3% Morgan County 122 70 52 74.3%
Camden County 181 107 74 69.2% New Madrid County 37 35 2 5.7%
Cape Girardeau County 248 104 144 138.5% Newton County 1,175 949 226 23.8%
Carroll County 28 15 13 86.7% Nodaway County 51 45 6 13.3%
Carter County 80 38 42 110.5% Oregon County 298 41 257 626.8%
Cass County 476 388 88 22.7% Osage County 31 22 9 40.9%
Cedar County 91 78 13 16.7% Ozark County 62 43 19 44.2%
Chariton County 14 18 -4 -22.2% Pemiscot County 51 35 16 45.7%
Christian County 302 191 111 58.1% Perry County 42 29 13 44.8%
City of St. Louis 950 971 -21 -2.2% Pettis County 148 104 44 42.3%
Clark County 15 7 8 114.3% Phelps County 236 152 84 55.3%
Clay County 890 796 94 11.8% Pike County 44 52 -8 -15.4%
Clinton County 65 75 -10 -13.3% Platte County 338 329 9 2.7%
Cole County 239 237 2 0.8% Polk County 181 137 44 32.1%
Cooper County 60 57 3 5.3% Pulaski County 413 277 136 49.1%
Crawford County 99 37 62 167.6% Putnam County 5 9 -4 -44.4%
Dade County 56 69 -13 -18.8% Ralls County 19 18 1 5.6%
Dallas County 119 89 30 33.7% Randolph County 118 80 38 47.5%
Daviess County 31 30 1 3.3% Ray County 83 112 -29 -25.9%
DeKalb County 77 87 -10 -11.5% Reynolds County 86 15 71 473.3%
Dent County 109 71 38 53.5% Ripley County 179 49 130 265.3%
Douglas County 124 89 35 39.3% Saline County 73 45 28 62.2%
Dunklin County 104 87 17 19.5% Schuyler County 13 8 5 62.5%
Franklin County 224 157 67 42.7% Scotland County 7 11 -4 -36.4%
Gasconade County 28 22 6 27.3% Scott County 113 87 26 29.9%
Gentry County 21 35 -14 -40.0% Shannon County 152 27 125 463.0%
Greene County 1,583 1,293 290 22.4% Shelby County 19 18 1 5.6%
Grundy County 36 43 -7 -16.3% St. Charles County 657 532 125 23.5%
Harrison County 22 31 -9 -29.0% St. Clair County 72 41 31 75.6%
Henry County 155 84 71 84.5% St. Francois County 196 109 87 79.8%
Hickory County 59 55 4 7.3% St. Louis County 1,717 1,504 213 14.2%
Holt County 25 22 3 13.6% Ste. Genevieve County 53 31 22 71.0%
Howard County 34 30 4 13.3% Stoddard County 118 60 58 96.7%
Howell County 362 167 195 116.8% Stone County 175 140 35 25.0%
Iron County 36 14 22 157.1% Sullivan County 18 14 4 28.6%
Jackson County 3,168 3,165 3 0.1% Taney County 347 153 194 126.8%
Jasper County 1,388 1,515 -127 -8.4% Texas County 221 84 137 163.1%
Jefferson County 577 429 148 34.5% Vernon County 162 113 49 43.4%
Johnson County 314 209 105 50.2% Warren County 110 46 64 139.1%
Knox County 1 10 -9 -90.0% Washington County 155 48 107 222.9%
Laclede County 160 146 14 9.6% Wayne County 77 45 32 71.1%
Lafayette County 96 108 -12 -11.1% Webster County 203 151 52 34.4%
Lawrence County 267 283 -16 -5.7% Worth County 8 1 7 700.0%
Lewis County 17 19 -2 -10.5% Wright County 118 120 -2 -1.7%


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