Missouri City sees steady population growth, slight increase in median household income from 2014-19

Discover the latest U.S. Census statistics for Missouri City on population, demographics, education and employment. (Community Impact staff)
Discover the latest U.S. Census statistics for Missouri City on population, demographics, education and employment. (Community Impact staff)

Discover the latest U.S. Census statistics for Missouri City on population, demographics, education and employment. (Community Impact staff)

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

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.