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
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