Missouri City is located in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city lies in both Fort Bend County as well as Harris County. The city is bordered by Houston to the north and east, and Stafford, Texas to the northwest. Downtown Houston is conveniently located just 17 miles away. Oyster Creek flows south through the city, which has a total area of just under 30 miles.
The area of Missouri City is part of Texas’ history as the BBB&C railway began operation, eventually connecting to Sunset Route from Los Angeles to New Orleans. The railway is owned by Union Pacific Railroad, which still operates today and is used heavily for transportation across the country. The city was registered officially in 1894 after two investors purchased 4 miles of land on the railway a few years earlier. Later, another investor purchased more land nearby, after being promoted in St. Louis, Missouri.
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 74,259 people, 24,827 households, and 20,099 families residing in the city. According to 2010 Census estimates, the median income for a household in Missouri City was $81,854, and the median family income was $87,089. 38.1% of households had an income of $100,000 or more.
Notable people from the area or those that have resided there in previous years include singer, Beyonce, boxer and fullback, Alonzo Harrison, 76er, Danuel House Jr., NFL Hall of Fame member, Bruce Matthews, rapper, Z-Ro, Adonai Mitchell, wide receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs, as well as many others.
Culture & Recreation
The Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department is an award-winning department, which maintains many areas including natural areas, parks, trails, athletic facilities, and more. The parks department is comprised of 20 parks, which include sporting facilities, lakes, playgrounds, walking trails, boating, fishing, and other wildlife. The city also has a public library across from City Hall.