Missouri Population, Area, and Density
The population of Missouri is 6,063,589 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Missouri is ranked number 18 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 5.2% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Missouri is 69,706.9 square miles. There state is 98.6% land and 1.4% water. The population density in Missouri is 88.2 people per square mile (34th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 6,063,589 people ÷ 68,741.6 sq mi
Population Density = 88.2 people per sq mile
|Population||6,063,589 (18th out of 56)||5,988,927 (18th out of 56)||5,595,211 (17th out of 56)|
|Difference||5.2% above avg||7.2% above avg||9.7% above avg|
|Total Area||69,706.9 mi2||180,540 km2||44,612,337 acres||(21st out of 56)|
|Land Area||68,741.6 mi2||178,040 km2||43,994,574 acres||(98.6%)|
|Water Area||965.6 mi2||2,501 km2||618,010 acres||(1.4%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||88.2 (34th out of 56)||87.1 (34th out of 56)||81.4 (33rd out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||79.7% below avg||79.0% below avg||79.6% below avg|