Missouri population grows by fewer than 20,000 in 2015

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 22 2015 Dec 22, 2015 Tuesday, December 22, 2015 5:52:00 PM CST December 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's population growth is lagging behind the national rate.

U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday estimate that Missouri's population grew by fewer than 20,000 people from 2014 to 2015, to a total of 6.08 million people.

That's a growth rate of about three-tenths of a percent — well shy of the national rate of nearly eight-tenths of a percent.

Missouri's growth rate ranked 30th among states in 2015.

But that was still good enough for Missouri to retain its position as the 18th most populated state — a little ahead of Maryland.

 

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