Potosi, Missouri Population 2022

2,514
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Potosi is a city located in Washington County Missouri. Potosi has a 2020 population of 2,514. It is also the county seat of Washington County. Potosi is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -0.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,538 in 2010.

The average household income in Potosi is $51,351 with a poverty rate of 24.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $535 per month, and the median house value is $97,100. The median age in Potosi is 41.5 years, 40.8 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Potosi Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Potosiwas:

  • 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 2,514 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,538.

Potosi, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,47996.38%
Black or African American301.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.16%
Asian20.08%
Two or More Races572.22%
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Potosi Population by Race

Potosi Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Potosi Sex Ratio

Female

1,406

54.67%

Male

1,166

45.33%

Potosi Population by Age

Potosi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Potosi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.8%34.2%
All49.6%50.4%
Non Family42.2%57.8%
Female38.8%61.2%
Male26%74%

49.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Potosi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0572.2849.6
Married3893.0865.8
Male502.526
Female1653.3138.8
Non Family4531.242.2

3.04

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Potosi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17510.22%
9th to 12th Grade1699.87%
High School Graduate62836.68%
Some College35720.85%
Associates Degree995.78%
Bachelors Degree20211.80%
Graduate Degree824.79%
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Potosi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Potosi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic222210
2+ Races572610
White1,6051,299264
Native American44
Black2217
Asian2

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 45.45%.

Potosi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,509$33,023$28,958
Less Than 9th Grade$19,135$$2,500
High School Graduate$28,958$33,558$
Some College$28,077$32,833$26,711
Bachelors Degree$38,631$36,528$39,048
Graduate Degree$$13,393$43,380

$31,509

Average Earnings

$33,023

Average Male

$28,958

Average Female

Potosi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potosi Language by Age

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1616100.00%
Multiple574171.93%
White2,28453323.34%
OtherNaN%

24.64%

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 Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potosi is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.89%
High School30.60%
Some College12.93%
Bachelors or Greater12.90%

Potosi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.68%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed4.66%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Potosi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potosi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,835$47,593
Families$41,875$53,232
Married Families$50,875-
Non Families$15,931$38,847
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Income by Household Type

Potosi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Potosi Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Potosi Marital Status

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205

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War34
First Gulf War41
Vietnam50
Korea13
World War II23

Potosi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3416
35 to 5467
55 to 6440
65 to 7443
75+39

Potosi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20110.74%
Black418.18%

Potosi Veterans by Race

Potosi Veterans by Education

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9.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potosi Veterans by Education

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47.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Potosi Employment by Age

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Potosi Employment by Race

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Potosi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.01%

Born in Potosi

99.73%

Native Born

0.27%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.73% of Potosi residents were born in the United States, with 87.01% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19602,8050.00%
19702,761-44-0.16%
19802,528-233-0.88%
19902,6831550.60%
20002,662-21-0.08%
20102,660-2-0.01%
20112,648-12-0.45%
20122,636-12-0.45%
20132,624-12-0.46%
20142,612-12-0.46%
20152,600-12-0.46%
20162,588-12-0.46%
20172,576-12-0.46%
20182,564-12-0.47%
20192,552-12-0.47%
20202,538-14-0.55%
20212,526-12-0.47%
20222,514-12-0.48%

Potosi Population by Year