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Taos, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Taos had a population of 1,147 as of July 1, 2017. Taos ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Taos is located at latitude 38.5001 and longitude -92.0921 in Cole County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taos (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cole County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 732 feet.

The City of Taos (GNIS ID: 2396031) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Taos is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cole County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taos: Blocktown.

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Taos, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,147
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 578
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 643
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 1,062
Population in Familes 973
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 178
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $70,720
Average Household Income $81,188
Per Capita Income $26,963


Total Housing Units 440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (85.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $190,722
Average Home Value $219,853


Total Households 425
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 0.76%
Households 0.8% 0.7%
Families 1.61% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Taos, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taos to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 348 66th
Population Density # 941 9th
Diversity Index # 641 38th
Median Household Income # 80 92nd
Per Capita Income # 238 77th

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