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Hispanic Population Continues to Grow in Missouri

In 2008, 189,700 Hispanics called Missouri home, an increase of 60.0 percent since 2000. U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2008 show the population of those of Hispanic origin accounted for 3.2 percent of Missouri’s population.

Nationally, the population of Hispanics was estimated to be 46.9 million, or 15.4 percent of the nation's population, making Hispanics the largest ethnic or race minority in the United States.  

Those of Hispanic origin make up 16.1 percent of the population of Sullivan County in the state. McDonald County followed with slightly less at 13.2 percent. Other top counties included Barry (8.4%), Pulaski (7.9%), Jackson (7.9%) and Saline (7.7%).

 2008 Hispanic Percent Population Map of Missouri

2008 Top 15 Missouri Counties
Hispanic Population Percentage
County Total Population Hispanic Population Hispanic % of Total County Pop
Sullivan County 6,629 1,064 16.1%
McDonald County 22,731 3,006 13.2%
Barry County 36,301 3,042 8.4%
Pulaski County 44,546 3,531 7.9%
Jackson County 668,417 52,696 7.9%
Saline County 22,505 1,741 7.7%
Pettis County 41,006 2,938 7.2%
Jasper County 116,813 6,953 6.0%
Lawrence County 37,757 2,036 5.4%
Clay County 215,707 10,988 5.1%
Dunklin County 31,454 1,392 4.4%
Platte County 85,896 3,680 4.3%
Taney County 47,023 1,758 3.7%
Moniteau County 15,121 564 3.7%
Buchanan County 89,408 3,301 3.7%

 

Jackson County had the largest Hispanic population in the state with an estimated total of 52,696. St. Louis County's Hispanic population was the second largest, estimated at 22,729. Other top counties included Clay (10,988), St. Louis City (10,286) and St. Charles (8,288).

2008 Top 15 Missouri Counties
Hispanic Population 
County Hispanic Population
Jackson County 52,696
St. Louis County 22,729
Clay County 10,988
St. Louis City 10,286
St. Charles County 8,288
Greene County 7,140
Jasper County 6,953
Boone County 3,954
Platte County 3,680
Cass County 3,532
Pulaski County 3,531
Buchanan County 3,301
Jefferson County 3,272
Barry County 3,042
McDonald County 3,006

2008 Total Hispanic Population Missouri Map

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



 
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