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Missouri City is a city in Fort Bend County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area. (The community straddles Fort Bend and Harris counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
So named because the developers attracted settlers from Missouri by advertising in newspapers there
The latitude of Missouri City is 29.618N. The longitude is -95.537W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 62,570.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Missouri City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fort Bend County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77071 ZIP code.
8% of Missouri City residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Missouri City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Missouri City was $27,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% of Missouri City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Missouri City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $739. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,240.
Libraries in Missouri City include Missouri City Branch Library ... View libraries
Fort Bend County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Missouri City political report.
The average commute time for Missouri City workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Missouri City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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