About MCDC

The Missouri Census Data Center (MCDC) is a cooperative program among state agencies in Missouri and the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Its purpose is to enhance awareness of and access to public data, especially Census Bureau products.

MCDC has been a partner in the Census Bureau’s State Data Center network since 1979. There are SDC offices in every state. The Missouri State Library is the administrative lead agency for Missouri’s program.

The Missouri State Library contracts out most of the data collection, dissemination, and web development duties to the Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) and the Geographic Resources Center at the University of Missouri. MCDC provides an affiliate network of more than 30 public agencies around the state who provide more local assistance with access and application of the data.

The MCDC data archive, which includes many national collections as well as Missouri-specific data, is one of the premier sites in the country for accessing census and other public, machine-readable demographic and geographic data. Data may be accessed directly via the data archive or by using one of the custom applications.

Terry Blauvelt, Statistical Research Analyst, Missouri State Library; (417)895-6670; terry.blauvelt@sos.mo.gov

Glenn Rice, Programmer/Analyst, Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis; (573)882-0793; riceg@missouri.edu (website, databases, data import, systems administration)

Mike Urban, Associate Professor, MU Geography Department; (573)884-2658; UrbanM@missouri.edu

Tom Vought, Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, MU Geography Department; voughtth@missouri.edu

Matt Hesser, Missouri State Demographer, Division of Budget and Planning, Missouri Office of Administration; (573)751-9318; matt.hesser@oa.mo.gov

The best way to be kept informed about MCDC is to subscribe to the listserv (email list), where we post messages about new and upcoming data releases, website enhancements, important census news, conference announcements, and more. The listserv is also a forum for feedback or questions of other users with similar interests. You do not have to be affiliated with the Missouri Census Data Center, or even be a Missouri resident, to subscribe to the list.

To subscribe, address an email message to listserv@SOSlistserv.sos.mo.gov. In the body of the message (not the subject), type:

subscribe MCDC-L [your firstname] [your lastname]

Shortly after sending this message, you should receive a subscription confirmation and instructions on how to post your messages to the list or change your subscriber status.