Census shows greatest growth in southwest Missouri

Thursday, February 24, 2011 | 3:16 p.m. CST; updated 6:37 p.m. CST, Monday, February 28, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's population grew by the greatest amounts in southwest Missouri and the outer suburbs of St. Louis during the past decade while continuing to decline in the city's urban core, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures.