Missouri City, TX
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Missouri City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 74,497 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Missouri City is the 48th largest community in Texas.

Missouri City real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Missouri City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Missouri City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Missouri City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Missouri City who work in office and administrative support (13.93%), management occupations (12.70%), and sales jobs (11.52%).

Also of interest is that Missouri City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Missouri City is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Missouri City really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Missouri City perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Missouri City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Missouri City, the average commute to work is 32.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Missouri City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.85% of adults in Missouri City have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Missouri City in 2010 was $38,152, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,608 for a family of four. However, Missouri City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Missouri City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Missouri City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Missouri City residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Missouri City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Missouri City include German, English, Irish, Nigerian, and French.

In addition, Missouri City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.15%).

The most common language spoken in Missouri City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.