MERIC’s Population Data Series Dashboard
Missouri 2019 county population data indicates St. Louis City has the highest population in the state with 994,205 residents followed by Jackson County (703,011) and St. Charles County (402,022). The county with the smallest population in Missouri is Worth County with 2,013 residents. Click the above link to view more information on U.S., state and county populations.
Missouri STEM Top Openings
Missouri’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations are projected to have nearly 15,800 total openings each year through 2028. Total openings are a combination of growth openings, exit openings, and transfer openings. Growth openings occur as a business expands and needs more workers. Exit openings happen as people leave the workforce. Transfer openings are when a person transfers from one occupation to another. All but two of the top 20 STEM occupations have Career Grades are a B or higher, which means these occupations have above average growth, total openings, and/or wages and would offer good opportunities to those seeking career opportunities.