Census shows more women than men in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has more boys than girls, but there are more women than men.

New Census Bureau figures from last year's count show 51 percent of the state's nearly 6 million residents were female.

But the proportions varied among age groups.

Males outnumbered females from ages 1 to 22, but the reverse was true for those 25 through 29. Men in the 30 to 34 age group outnumbered women, but there were more women than men from the mid-30s onward.

The disparity was most clear among older Missourians.

Of those aged 70 to 74, there were 100 women for every 85 men; and of those at least 100 years old, there were 995 women and 171 men.