Potosi, Missouri Population 2021

2,523
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Potosi is a city located in Washington County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 2,523, it is the 207th largest city in Missouri and the 6803rd largest city in the United States . Potosi is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -5.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,660 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Potosi has a population density of 1,084 people per square mile.

The average household income in Potosi is $51,351 with a poverty rate of 20.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $498 per month, and the median house value is $96,400. 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: 95.32%
  • Black or African American: 1.65%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Asian: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Potosi, Missouri is 2,523 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,523.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,660.

Potosi, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,48695.32%
Black or African American431.65%
Two or More Races421.61%
Asian301.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.27%
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Potosi Population by Race

Potosi Population Pyramid $2021

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Potosi Median Age

41.5


Total

40.8


Male

42.5


Female

Potosi Adults

There are 2,063 adults, (486 of whom are seniors) in Potosi.

Potosi Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Potosi Sex Ratio

Female

1,472

56.44%

Male

1,136

43.56%

Potosi Population by Age

Potosi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Potosi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male24.4%75.6%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Female47.3%52.7%
All49.7%50.3%
Married61.5%38.5%

49.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Potosi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0792.2649.7
Non Family4551.2441.8
Married4293.1161.5
Female1502.9347.3
Male452.3124.4

2.95

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Potosi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade21111.63%
9th to 12th Grade26714.71%
High School Graduate53929.70%
Some College37620.72%
Associates Degree1347.38%
Bachelors Degree20811.46%
Graduate Degree804.41%
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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
White1,6981,248266
2+ Races423612
Black3423
Hispanic191910
Asian158
Native American73

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 52.63%.

Potosi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,616$31,949$30,000
Less Than 9th Grade$20,284$32,917$13,542
High School Graduate$32,000$35,208$27,708
Some College$27,917$30,815$25,521
Bachelors Degree$39,234$34,844$39,274
Graduate Degree$43,313$14,583$43,938

$31,616

Average Earnings

$31,949

Average Male

$30,000

Average Female

Potosi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potosi Language by Age

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Potosi Language

98.84% of Potosi residents speak only English, while 1.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.50% of the population.

Potosi Language

Potosi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,29845919.97%
Black2626100.00%
Multiple421638.10%
Native44100.00%

20.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.13%

Male Poverty Rate

23.58%

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 White, with 19.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.17%.

Potosi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.68%
High School25.11%
Some College11.22%
Bachelors or Greater9.86%

Potosi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed31.25%
Female Employed3.67%
Male Employed2.49%

Potosi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potosi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,719$51,351
Families$49,659$60,395
Married Families$63,594-
Non Families$16,338$37,505
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Income by Household Type

Potosi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

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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184

Number of Veterans

184

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam50
First Gulf War40
Second Gulf War30
World War II20
Korea11

Potosi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5465
75+43
65 to 7443
55 to 6420
18 to 3413

Potosi Veterans by Age

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Potosi Veterans by Race

Potosi Veterans by Education

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8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potosi Veterans by Education

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50%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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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85.81%

Born in Potosi

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of Potosi residents were born in the United States, with 85.81% having been born in Missouri. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Potosi Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,523-27-1.06%
20202,550-27-1.05%
20192,577-27-1.04%
20182,604-12-0.46%
20172,61690.35%
20162,60730.12%
20152,604-37-1.40%
20142,641-9-0.34%
20132,65020.08%
20122,6480.00%
20112,648-12-0.45%
20102,660-2-0.01%
20002,662-21-0.08%
19902,6831550.60%
19802,528-233-0.88%
19702,761-44-0.16%
19602,8050.00%

Potosi Population by Year