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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Missouri City a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Missouri City has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Missouri City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Missouri City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Missouri City are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.85% of adults in Missouri City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Missouri City's cultural character, accounting for 23.15% of the city’s population.

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