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.
majority of people in Missouri speak English.
Approximately 5.1 percent of the population reported
speaking a language other than English at home.
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.
Jefferson City is the capital of the
U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Cole
County. Located in Callaway and Cole counties, it is the
principal city of the Jefferson City metropolitan area,
which encompasses the entirety of both counties.