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General Facts

For Missouri

Missouri real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 37,257
Income (w/ Children): $ 53,843
Population: 5,438,559
Land Area: 68,898 Square Miles
Population Density: 79 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Show Me State
Capital: Jefferson City
Date of Statehood: August 10, 1821
State Bird: Bluebird
State Flower: Hawthorn
State Tree: Dogwood

 

Missouri is located in the north central United States. Missouri is bordered on the north by Iowa, on the west by Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, on the south by Arkansas, and on the east by the Mississippi River, which separates it from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois. The name of the state is taken from the Missouri River and is an Algonquian name for a group that lived near the mouth of the river. The state’s most famous city, St. Louis, lies near the convergence of two great inland water routes, the Missouri and the Mississippi rivers. Jefferson City is Missouri’s capital. Kansas City is the largest city.

Located in the geographic heart of the nation, Missouri is one of the foremost agricultural states in the country and is one of the most important manufacturing states in the Midwest. Midwestern in its grain and cornfields, Southern in its cotton fields, Western in its cattle raising, and Eastern in its manufacturing, Missouri is today more than ever the Center State, as it is sometimes known, and a major transportation crossroads.

When it was admitted to the Union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821, Missouri was the nation’s western frontier. Soon, however, it became known as the Gateway to the West, because of the great overland routes that led from Missouri to California and Oregon. Still another nickname was added to the list in 1899, when Congressman Willard D. Vandiver said: "I come from a country that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I’m from Missouri. You’ve got to show me." After that, Missouri became known as the Show Me State.

Missouri ranks 21st in size among the 50 states. Its area of 69,709 squares miles includes 811 square miles of inland water. The state’s distances at their maximum are 365 miles from east to west and 319 miles from north to south. The mean elevation is about 800 feet.

The climate throughout Missouri is humid. Summers are hot. July temperatures over the state range between 76° and 80°. The average July day reaches a high of 90° or higher and a low of between 65° and 70°. Heat waves with temperatures above 100° are common. Hot weather lasts from June to September. Most of the state has a frost-free growing season from April into October.

Winter temperatures vary considerably more among different parts of the state than summer temperatures. The average January temperature is about 24° in the most northerly areas and between 36° and 38° in the extreme south. The typical January day in the north ranges between a low of 16° and a high of 36°. In the south it ranges between 28° and 48°. However, the weather is quite variable. In the depth of winter in any part of the state there may be warm days above 50° and sometimes even above 60°. They may be followed by cold waves in which the temperature drops to 0° and below. All of the state except the southeast experiences some temperatures below 0° during winter, but cold snaps do not last very long.

The average annual rainfall in Missouri ranges from about about 34 inches in the northwestern corner of the state to just over 50 inches in the Southeastern Lowland. In the summer, however, the northwest is for a few months the wettest part of the state. Summer precipitation tends to occur in short intense thunderstorms, while winter precipitation occurs as rain, sleet, or snow. Northern Missouri receives about 20 inches of snow during winter. The south averages about 10 inches of snowfall during winter.