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Taos, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Taos had a population of 1,151 as of July 1, 2018. Taos 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 Taos is located at latitude 38.5064 and longitude -92.071 in Cole County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taos encompass a land area of 6.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cole County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 732 feet.

The City of Taos (GNIS ID: 2396031) 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 Taos is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cole County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taos: Blocktown.

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Taos, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,151
Population in Households 1,067
Population in Familes 975
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 179
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $77,580
Average Household Income $87,371
Per Capita Income $29,042


Total Housing Units 434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (87.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $233,224


Total Households 428
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 350
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 0.7%
Households 0.79% 0.69%
Families 1.48% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Taos, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taos to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 348 66th
Population Density # 938 9th
Diversity Index # 649 37th
Median Household Income # 69 93rd
Per Capita Income # 197 81st

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