The area in which Misouri City is now located hold a significant part in the history of Texas that dates back to its early days as part of the United States. In August 1853, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway (BBB&C), began operating its first twenty miles of rail line that stretched from Harrisburg (now Houston) to Stafford’s Point (now Stafford). It was the first railroad to begin operating in Texas, and the first standard gauge railroad west of the Mississippi River.

In 1980, two real estate investors from Houston purchased four square miles of land directly on the BBB&C, only a mile and a half from its first stop at Stafford’s Point. They advertised the property as “a land of genial sunshine and eternal summer” in St. Louis and its surrounding areas. Three years later, W.R. McElroy purchased 80 acres in the same vicinity, and it effort to promote the area jointly with two St. Louis real estate tycoons, he named it Missouri City.


Population

  • The population of Missouri City, TX is 73,185
  • The top three races in Missouri City, TX (by population) are: Black or African American (40.8%), White (34.5%) and Asian (15.9%)
  • The age distribution of Missouri City, TX is 61.4% ages 20-64 years, 27.8% ages 19 year or younger and 10.7% ages 65 or over
  • The median age for females is 53 years old
  • The median age for males is 17 years old
  • 49.1% of Missouri City, TX residents are married and 50.9% are single
  • 73.5% of residents have obtained some a high school degree, some college or higher
  • The projected annual population growth in Missouri City, TX between 2013-2018 is 2.7%
  • The estimated population density in Missouri City, TX is 2,422 per square mile

  • Economy

    • The estimated per capita income for Missouri City, TX is $31,085
    • The average household income in Missouri City, TX is $92,750
    • The average travel times in Missouri City, TX are: 30-59 minutes (46.6%), 15-29 minutes (29.0%) and 14 minutes or less (12.1%)
    • The total number of businesses in Missouri City, TX is 1,643
    • The unemployment rate for Missouri City, TX is 5.0%
    • The top three professions for the Missouri City, TX population are: Sales/Office (27.7%), Service (27.2%) and Management/Business/Financial Operations (17.9%)

    • Households

      • 76.3% of Missouri City, TX residents are married couples with children
      • The average family household size is 3.3
      • 86.9% of Missouri City, TX residents own their home while 13.1% of residents rent
      • The median household income in Missouri City, TX is $83,032
      • The owner-occupied median home value in Missouri City, TX is $156,760
      • The renter-occupied median rent in Missouri City, TX is $1,035

      Data provided from REgis Online