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Flag of Missouri State seal of Missouri
Flag of Missouri Seal of Missouri
Nickname(s): The Show-Me State (unofficial)
Motto(s): Salus populi suprema lex esto (Let the good of the people be the supreme law)
Map of the United States with Missouri highlighted
General State Information
Capital Jefferson City
Largest city Kansas City
Total Square Miles 69,704 sq mi
(180,533 km2)
State Width 240 miles (385 km)
State Length 300 miles (480 km)
Current Population Statistics
Total State Population 6,083,672 (2015 est.)
Total Mental Health Population
 - Past Maximum Population in
Current Institution Statistics
Total Number Of Institutions
 - Public Institutions 4
 - Private Institutions
Past Mental Health Institutions Total
Peak Number of Institutions 1970 in 10
 - State Hospitals 6 in 1973
 - State Schools 4 in 1971
 - Private Institutions in

State Hospitals

Private Hospitals

State Schools

Reform Schools

Federal Government Institutions

County Institutions