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 74,139 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 87.01% 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 (14.08%), management occupations (13.03%), and sales jobs (11.51%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.85 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Missouri City are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.68% 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 $35,873, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,492 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 15.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Missouri City include English, Irish, Nigerian, and French .

Missouri City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.78%.

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