Missouri Population Grows by Fewer Than 20,000 in 2015
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.