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Mexico, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Mexico is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Audrain County at latitude 39.1698 and longitude -91.8829. Audrain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mexico, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mexico, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mexico indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Mexico (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mexico: New Mexico.

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Mexico, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,564
Population in Households 11,020
Population in Familes 8,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 544
Population Density1 963
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 4,728
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,903
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,944 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,783 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 549 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $78,107
Average Home Value $92,451


Median Household Income $36,759
Average Household Income $46,179
Per Capita Income $19,061
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% -0.07%
Households 0.0% -0.09%
Families -0.04% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mexico, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mexico to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 73 93rd
Population Density1 # 402 61st
Diversity Index2 # 111 89th
Median Household Income # 653 37th
Per Capita Income # 617 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.