The population in 1930 was 3,629,367, giving Missouri a total of 13 representative seats in the House. The top cause of death in 1930, according to the census, was something fairly new for the world. Car accident deaths topped the deaths from typhoid, measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough, and diphtheria, all among the top killers of the early 1900's.
Missouri census records in 1920 showed that there was a population of 3,404,055. There was some consideration of removing a representative from states which showed little or no growth during the last decade, or adding to the amount of space in the House of Representatives so there would be enough room for all the necessary seats to be filled. The decline in representatives was evident during the following decade.
Population growth was great for Missouri as can be seen in the 1910 census. The population was 3,293,335, with about fourteen percent of the growth being seen in seven of the largest cities in the state. It was also reported that the amount of people who were going to church grew more than the population.
Three of the cities in Missouri were among the top 159 cities in the country, with a population of over 25,000; St. Louis, Kansas City, and St. Joseph. The population for the entire state was up once again, with a total of 3,106,665 people counted.
The country is growing by leaps and bounds, and Missouri is one of the growth areas, with a population of 2,679,185. At this time, the state was almost completely dependent on the agricultural income. Most of the towns and villages acted as places to distribute the products grown by the local farmers.
The men of the state met for a convention in St. Louis in April. The goal was to rally the men and get them to work together for the benefit of the state. As a result, the association which led the rally published a Missouri handbook. The population of the state was counted at 2,168,380.
Population had grown over the last decade, and the total for the state is now 1,721,295. The politics of the state are changing things in the state with a strong liberal republican slant.
One of the major improvements in communication came in 1860, when Missouri was instrumental in bringing the Pony Express to the rescue. They began carrying mail from St. Joseph to Sacramento, CA. The riders had ten days to travel just about two thousand miles with the mail. There were drivers who each traveled about 75 miles a day between the 25 stations. The population count for the state was 1,182,012.
It's an interesting fact that in Jefferson City, the state capitol, there was only one bookbinder registered as being employed by the state printer. The entire state reported about thirty bookbinders, most of whom lived in the city of St. Louis. The population for the state was 682,044.
The population had more than doubled since the last census was taken, and was now up to 383,702 people being reported. The state was becoming known for its tobacco production, with about 9,067,913 pounds being used to product cigars, chewing tobacco, and smoking tobacco for pipes.
The Missouri Census Data Center provides information on the current census, including updates of events and a link to the main 2010 Census page. Also available from this Missouri census information resource is data about the American Community Survey, population estimates, and previous censuses. Simply follow the link to see updates and other information that is available.
Missouri Digital Heritage helps to provide access to the Missouri State Archives and Missouri census information. The page details information on both the federal and state censuses that are available. It is important to note that only a few of the state censuses have survived to the present date. Federal records are available on microfilm.
The State Historical Society of Missouri can help users find state and federal census records. The website details the type of Missouri census information that can be found in the various reports, how the Soundex system works, and how you borrow the records through loan from the library. It also has a link for more research information if you need assistance.