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Potosi, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Potosi had a population of 2,618 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Potosi is located at latitude 37.9337 and longitude -90.775 in Washington County. 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. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Potosi (GNIS ID: 2396262) 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 Potosi is located within Township of Breton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Potosi population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Potosi, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,618
Population in Households 2,509
Population in Familes 1,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 1,125
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,106
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 674
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 594 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 512 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $81,818
Average Home Value $104,545


Median Household Income $25,366
Average Household Income $34,382
Per Capita Income $15,167
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.15%
Households -0.14% -0.13%
Families 0.49% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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, 2015 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 # 222 79th
Population Density1 # 304 71st
Diversity Index2 # 370 64th
Median Household Income # 1005 3rd
Per Capita Income # 955 8th

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