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Potosi, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Potosi is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 37.9337 and longitude -90.775. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Potosi 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 Potosi (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Potosi: Mine-a-Breton.

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


Total Population 2,686
Population in Households 2,576
Population in Familes 1,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density1 1,154
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,130
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 686
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $86,765
Average Home Value $107,645


Median Household Income $24,708
Average Household Income $35,563
Per Capita Income $15,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.16%
Households 0.34% 0.18%
Families 1.02% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Potosi, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potosi 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 # 216 79th
Population Density1 # 286 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 365 65th
Median Household Income # 1009 2nd
Per Capita Income # 916 11th

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