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Meta, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Meta is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Osage County at latitude 38.3123 and longitude -92.1656. Osage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Meta 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 Meta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

City of Meta, MO Boundary Map


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


Total Population 233
Population in Households 232
Population in Familes 194
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 674
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $116,304
Average Home Value $131,609


Median Household Income $53,777
Average Household Income $59,621
Per Capita Income $24,593
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.0%
Households 0.73% 0.2%
Families 3.51% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.


Meta, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meta 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 # 691 33rd
Population Density1 # 593 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 1001 3rd
Median Household Income # 174 83rd
Per Capita Income # 227 78th

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