Located largely in Fort Bend County with a small portion in Harris County, Missouri City experienced steady population growth between 2014-19, though it grew less than neighboring Sugar Land.

Similar to Sugar Land, Missouri City has a council-manager form of government, in which a city manager oversees city staff, enforces policy and prepares the budget while City Council appoints the city manager, approves the budget and establishes policy. The majority of Missouri City students are served by Fort Bend ISD.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey, Community Impact Newspaper looked at population growth, changes in median household income, the age breakdown, local demographic information, education attainment and the largest employment sectors.

Population change

Missouri City's population increased 7.82% from 2014-19. Fort Bend County as a whole saw its population grow by 20.93% during the same time period.

Median household income

From 2014-19, Missouri City's median household income grew by $3,253.

Age analysis

The median age in Missouri City is 39.6, slightly older than the median age, 36.3, for Fort Bend County. Approximately 25% of the Missouri City population falls into each of the following age categories: 0-19, 20-39 and 40-59.

Local demographics

Missouri City's population is 41.6% Black or African American, 21.8% white, 17.8% Asian and 16.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Education level

Approximately 91.5% of Missouri City residents over age 25 have attained a high school diploma or more, while 43.7% have a bachelor's degree.

Largest employment sectors

Here are the top five largest employment sectors for Missouri City residents age 16 and older.

  1. Office and administrative support

  2. Management occupations

  3. Sales and related occupations

  4. Educational instruction and library occupations

  5. Business and financial operations