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Mexico, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Mexico had a population of 11,876 as of July 1, 2017. Mexico ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mexico is located at latitude 39.1622 and longitude -91.8728 in Audrain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mexico (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Audrain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The City of Mexico (GNIS ID: 2395107) 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 Mexico is located within Township of South Fork, a minor civil division (MCD) of Audrain County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mexico 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 Mexico: New Mexico.

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


Total Population 11,876
Daytime Population: Workers 7,332
Daytime Population: Residents 6,888
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,220
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 11,250
Population in Familes 8,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 626
Population Density2 981
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $41,014
Average Household Income $54,775
Per Capita Income $22,421


Total Housing Units 5,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,875 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,884 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 591 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $94,536
Average Home Value $122,738


Total Households 4,758
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,918
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 0.39% 0.22%
Households 0.09% 0.14%
Families 0.05% -0.01%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Mexico, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mexico 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 # 73 93rd
Population Density # 382 63rd
Diversity Index # 116 89th
Median Household Income # 585 43rd
Per Capita Income # 540 48th

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