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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Missouri

The Mexican national holiday of Cinco de Mayo involves some of the largest celebrations in Missouri. MERIC has uncovered such facts as: What is the median age for those of Mexican ancestry living in Missouri? Which products does Missouri export the most of to Mexico?


Population

34,053,950
Number of US residents who report Mexico as their country of origin.

156,282
Number of Missourians who report Mexico as their country of origin, approximately 2.6% of the population in Missouri and almost 70% of Missouri's Hispanic population.

42,236 
Number of Jackson County, MO residents who report Mexico as their country of origin, more than any other county in the state.

Businesses

5,674 
Number of businesses in Missouri owned by Mexican-Americans, totaling over $913.9 million in receipts and sales with 8,664 paid employees.

Exports and Imports

$2.5 Billion 
Amount Missouri exported to Mexico in 2015, ranking the country 2nd among the international buyers of Missouri goods, trailing only Canada.

$438.1 Million 
Amount Missouri exported to Mexico in Food and Kindred Products, the highest of any industry in 2012.

$3.2 Billion 
Amount Missouri imported from Mexico with transportation equipment the highest industry imported.

Missouri Exports to Mexico

 

Sources: 
2009-2014 five year estimates American Community Survey

WISERTrade
2012 Survey of Business Owners


 
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