CORE Demographics

Below are key snapshots of community and regional demographic data. Contact CORE for more in-depth information.


The Missouri CORE is located on I-70 in Central Missouri between St. Louis and Kansas City. The 2011 census estimate showed it with a population of 312,061 and a growth rate of 1.2 percent since the 2010 census.

CORE is a labor magnet for employment for the greater area labor market since more workers commute into the area than out of the area for employment. The number of net workers employed in CORE is 157,527, or 50.5 percent of the population. The number “employed and living” in CORE is 130,896, or 41.9 percent of the population. Of CORE’s total employed workforce (157,527), 64.7 percent (101,942) live in CORE and 35.3 percent (55,585) live outside of CORE. The net inflow of workers for the Missouri CORE is 26,631, which also accounts for the 28,954 resident workers who leave for employment outside of CORE.