Did you know that the Missouri Territory was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803? This week we are discussing Missouri employment background check information, Missouri crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Missouri Population and Age Distribution. Missouri’s estimated population was 6 million. The median age was 38.2 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $45,321. The total number of households was 2,359,135 with an average of 2.48 people.
Missouri Employment and Unemployment Rate. 57.9% of the Missouri population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 29th in the nation. The Missouri unemployment rate is 8.6% which was ranked 27th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Missouri were as follows: 164,113 (5.9%) were self-employed, 355,790 (12.9%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 2,239,703 (81%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Missouri were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.3%), Retail (12.1%), Manufacturing (11.6%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.3%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.3%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Missouri’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (34.5%), Sales and Office (25%), Service (18.2%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.6%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (8.7%).
Missouri Health Insurance Coverage. 86% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (14% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 68% had private coverage and 31% had public coverage.
Disability. 14% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Missouri reported a disability. The Missouri disability claim rate was ranked 11th in the country.
For a list of Missouri counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Missouri Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Missouri had 27,155 total violent crimes (which ranked 14th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.45% (which ranked it 14th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 389 were murders, 1,511 were forcible rapes, 5,782 were robberies, and 19,473 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Missouri had 199,590 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 42,466 were burglaries, 140,816 were larceny/thefts, and 16,308 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Missouri had the 18th most law enforcement employees per population. Missouri ranked 16th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Missouri crime information, please see the Missouri Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division website.
Missouri Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Missouri employment background check products: a Missouri county criminal background check and a Missouri state criminal background check.
The Missouri state criminal background check includes a Missouri corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Missouri as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of inmates, probationers and parolees. The Missouri state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Missouri criminal background check webpage.
The Missouri county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the circuit courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Missouri employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Missouri” data is from 2011. “Missouri Crime Data” data is from 2012.