Report: Missouri residents gain money, weight

Friday, September 9, 2011 | 7:42 a.m. CDT; updated 10:36 a.m. CDT, Friday, September 9, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — A new state report shows that Missouri residents have improved their financial standing compared with people in some other states.

The report from the state auditor's office lists Missouri's ranking in a variety of subjects, including economics, education, health, crime and transportation.

It shows that Missouri households had a median income of $48,769 in 2009. That placed Missouri 27th among states — an improvement from 36th a year earlier and 37th in 2007.

Missouri students also improved their national rankings in standardized test scores for reading and math.

But not everything was rosy. Missouri's obesity rate was 30 percent in 2009 — the ninth highest rate in the nation. Missouri had ranked 14th in obesity in 2008 and 22nd in 2007.


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