Statehood: Aug. 10, 1821 Living in MO Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how Missouri has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 NO 1800 NO 1810 19,783 1820 66,586 1830 140,455 1840 383,702 1850 682,044 1860 1,182,012
1870 1,721,295 1880 2,168,380 1890 2,679,185 1900 3,106,665 1910 3,293,335 1920 3,404,055 1930 3,629,367 1940 3,784,664

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If you still have family living in Missouri today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Columbia, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, O'Fallon, St. Louis or Springfield. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, Ireland, England or France. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in Missouri, like Ameren, Emerson Electric, Express Scripts, Monsanto or Peabody Energy. Some of them may enjoy eating a Ozark Pudding or Kansas City BBQ. They probably root for the St. Louis Cardinals or Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals or the Mizzou Tigers. Many Missourians compete in the Show-Me State Games or visit Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

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