generally has a humid continental climate (Koppen
climate classification Dfa) with cold winters and hot
and humid summers. In the southern part of the state,
particularly in the Bootheel, the climate borders on a
humid subtropical climate (Koppen Cfa). Located in the
interior United States, Missouri often experiences
extremes in temperatures.
The United States dollar,
denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official currency
used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the
"American dollar, " the currency is divided into 100
cents (symbol )
Missouri ranked 17th in population in
the US (down from 15th in 1990) with an estimated total
of 5, 672, 579 in 2002, an increase of 1.4% since 2000.
Between 1990 and 2000, Missouri's population grew from
5, 117, 073 to 5, 595, 211, an increase of 9%. The
population is projected to reach 5, 718, 000 by 2005 and
6.3 million by 2025.