Mid-Missouri is a loosely defined region comprising the central area of the U.S. state of Missouri. The region's largest city is Columbia (population 100,000+). The Missouri state capital, Jefferson City, and the University of Missouri are also located here. The region also includes portions of the Lake of the Ozarks, the Ozark Mountains, and the Missouri Rhineland. Mid-Missouri is centered on two contiguous metropolitan areas: the Columbia Metropolitan Area and the Jefferson City Metropolitan Area, which together have a population of over 300,000.
Counties that are usually considered to be in the Mid-Missouri region are Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Macon, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Randolph, and Saline. Counties that are sometimes considered to be in the Mid-Missouri region are Adair, Benton, Laclede, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Warren.
Cities over 100,000
Cities over 40,000
Cities over 20,000
Cities over 10,000
Coordinates: 38°45′N 92°15′W / 38.75°N 92.25°W