The largest metropolitan area in Missouri is the Greater St Louis area, home to around 2.3 million people. However, if you ignore the suburbs, then Kansas City has a larger population, about 481,000 compared to St Louis which has around 350,000. Missouri has a per capita income of $50,000, placing it at 36th rank in America. Missouri has no Alpha (population 8-12 million) cities. St Louis and Kansas City are considered to be under the Beta classification of cities.
Kansas City, Missouri was officially incorporated as a town on June 1, 1850, and as a city on March 28, 1853. The territory straddling the border between Missouri and Kansas at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers was considered a good place to build settlements. On the other hand, St. Louis developed as a major port on the Mississippi River. In the 1870 Census, St. Louis was ranked as the 4th-largest city in the United States. It separated from St. Louis County in 1877, becoming an independent city and limiting its own political boundaries.
|Parameter (in Missouri)||Name||National Rank (USA)|
|Longest Bridge||Eads Bridge, St Louis||31st|
|OldestBridge||Windsor Bridge, Kimmswick||24th|
|Tallest Office Building||One Kansas City Tower||176th|
|Tallest Monument||Gateway Arch,St Louis||1st|
|Busiest Airport||St Louis Lambert International||32nd|
|Biggest Dam||Truman Dam||32nd|
|Biggest Water park||Six Flags, St Louis||12th|
|Largest University (enrollment)||University of Missouri - Columbia||27th|
|Largest Mall||Battlefield Mall, Springfield||38th|
|Most valuable company (Market Cap)||Express Script Holdings||22nd|
|Largest Urban Agglomeration||Greater St Louis||20th|
|Largest Lake||Truman Lake||59th|
|Largest Stadium||Arrowheads Stadium, Kansas City||25th|
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