We publish news articles in various communities from across the state of Missouri, including Jefferson City, the state's capital. Missouri was admitted to the Union August 10, 1821 making it the 24th state. Missouri has more than 69,000 sq miles and is 240 miles wide and 300 miles in length. There are more than 6.08 million people who reside in the state with a median income of $59,196. The largest city is Kansas City while the largest metro area is St. Louis. The 56th Governor of Missouri is Eric Greitens, while the Lieutenant Governor is Mike Parson, both Republicans.