Missouri


Newspapers

2004 Daily 40
Weekly 216
Total 256
2019 Daily 35
Weekly 185
Total 220
14% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 930,000
Weekly 1.8 million
Total 2.7 million
2019 Daily 760,000
Weekly 1.3 million
Total 2.0 million
25% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
6.1 million
Adult Population
4.7 million
Population Rank
18th out of 50 (tied with Maryland)
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Demographics

Median Age
38
Age Rank
24th oldest state of 50
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
28%
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Economics

Median Income
$50,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
14% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void

4 online news organizations cover Missouri, as well as 16 ethnic media outlets in the form of newspapers, websites, and television, and 10 public broadcasting stations.
Source: UNC Database UNC Database

National Politics

2020 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 56.8%; Biden, 41.4%
2016 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 57%; Clinton, 38%
Senators
1 Republican, 1 Democrat
Representatives
6 Republicans, 2 Democrats
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
62%
State Senators
24 Republicans, 10 Democrats
State Representatives
116 Republicans, 47 Democrats
Gov. Mike Parson (R) ends his term Jan. 2025
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