Tallapoosa, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tallapoosa, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Tallapoosa had a population of 165 as of July 1, 2016. Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa is located at latitude 36.5061 and longitude -89.817 in New Madrid County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tallapoosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Madrid County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 272 feet.

The City of Tallapoosa (GNIS ID: 2396026) 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 Tallapoosa is located within Township of Portage, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Madrid County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tallapoosa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tallapoosa, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 165
Population in Households 163
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 370
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $53,333
Average Home Value $90,625


Median Household Income $31,239
Average Household Income $41,752
Per Capita Income $16,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.37%
Households -0.24% -0.6%
Families 0.7% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Tallapoosa, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tallapoosa to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 790 23rd
Population Density1 # 814 21st
Diversity Index2 # 514 50th
Median Household Income # 871 16th
Per Capita Income # 890 14th

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