Potosi, Missouri Population 2023

2,502

Potosi is a city located in Washington County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2023 population of 2,502, it is the 227th largest city in Missouri and the 9765th largest city in the United States.Potosi is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -2.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,572 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Potosi has a population density of 1,075 people per square mile.

The average household income in Potosi is $51,351 with a poverty rate of 28.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Potosi is 40.4 years, 35.7 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Potosi Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Potosi was:

  • White: 96.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.22%
  • Black or African American: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Potosi, Missouri is 2,502 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,572.

Potosi, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Potosi Population by Race

Potosi Population Pyramid 2023

Potosi Median Age

40.4

Total

35.7

Male

41.6

Female

Potosi Adults

There are 1,956 adults, (465 of whom are seniors) in Potosi.

Potosi Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Potosi Sex Ratio

Female1,40654.67%
Male1,16645.33%

Potosi Population by Age

Potosi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.04

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

49.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Potosi Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Potosi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Potosi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 37.04%.

Potosi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$31,509

Average Earnings

$33,023

Average Male

$28,958

Average Female

Potosi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potosi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Potosi Language

97.83% of Potosi residents speak only English, while 2.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Potosi Language

Potosi Poverty by Race

rate

28.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.75%

Male Poverty Rate

23.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potosi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Potosi is Multiple, with 71.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potosi is White, with 27.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.21%.

Potosi Poverty

Potosi Poverty Rate by Education

Potosi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potosi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Potosi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Potosi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Potosi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Potosi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Potosi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

205

Number of Veterans

205

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Potosi Veterans by War

Potosi Veterans by Age

count

Potosi Veterans by Race

Potosi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potosi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Potosi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Potosi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Potosi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.18%

Born in Potosi

101.06%

Native Born

0.28%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

101.06% of Potosi residents were born in the United States, with 88.18% having been born in Missouri. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Potosi Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Potosi Population by Year