Potosi, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 2,577 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 1,120  (43.5%)
Females: 1,457  (56.5%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 63664.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,009 (it was $17,702 in 2000)
Potosi:

$38,009
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,078 (it was $12,417 in 2000)

Potosi city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,023 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Potosi:

$103,023
MO:

$168,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $500.

March 2019 cost of living index in Potosi: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.8%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 38.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Potosi, MO (2019)
    • 2,45493.6%White alone
    • 441.7%Two or more races
    • 431.6%Black alone
    • 351.3%Hispanic
    • 311.2%Asian alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone

Races in Potosi detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Potosi, Missouri as of May 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Potosi is 61 to 1.


Crime rates in Potosi by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(74.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(74.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(76.2)
5
(191.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(74.9)
1
(37.7)
1
(37.6)
2
(74.3)
1
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(75.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(183.2)
9
(330.3)
8
(296.1)
4
(148.8)
8
(299.6)
4
(150.8)
4
(150.5)
8
(297.3)
15
(561.2)
5
(189.6)
8
(302.9)
6
(228.7)
9
(345.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(256.5)
11
(403.7)
16
(592.2)
16
(595.2)
20
(749.1)
28
(1,056)
18
(677.2)
15
(557.4)
22
(823.0)
37
(1,403)
28
(1,060)
22
(838.7)
12
(459.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(1,392)
103
(3,780)
104
(3,849)
100
(3,720)
170
(6,367)
170
(6,410)
171
(6,433)
127
(4,719)
116
(4,340)
148
(5,612)
154
(5,831)
150
(5,719)
146
(5,596)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(36.6)
6
(220.2)
2
(74.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(224.7)
6
(226.2)
8
(301.0)
11
(408.8)
6
(224.5)
8
(303.4)
8
(302.9)
9
(343.1)
16
(613.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(146.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.3)
City-Data.com crime index186.5263.1271.7279.8407.5389.9370.2342.3432.5384.9415.0421.7538.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Potosi, MO

Crime rate in Potosi detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
Missouri average:

2.37
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Ancestries: American (25.6%), English (12.5%), French (11.9%), German (11.2%), Irish (7.3%), Dutch (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1826

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 2.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,180 people per square mile   (low).

Potosi, Missouri map

20 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $708 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $486 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (56.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (316.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mineral Point, MO (1.8 miles ),
Irondale, MO (3.0 miles ),
Terre du Lac, MO (3.1 miles ),
Frankclay, MO (3.2 miles ),
Wortham, MO (3.4 miles ),
Leadwood, MO (3.4 miles ),
Caledonia, MO (3.5 miles),
Bonne Terre, MO (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 90.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,164 (+82.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 566 (58.5%)

Area code: 573

Distribution of median household income in Potosi, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Potosi, MO in 2019
Potosi satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Potosi, MO residents
Average permit cost in Potosi, MO
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Potosi, MO
Historical housing units in Potosi, MO
Most common industries in Potosi, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Wood products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.1%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Potosi, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.7%)
  • Top executives (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)

Average climate in Potosi, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Potosi, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.5. This is better than average.

City:

61.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.53
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 11.7. This is worse than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Potosi-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Potosi city center killed 3 people and injured 52 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1969, a category F4 tornado 5.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Potosi-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 384% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from Potosi center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from Potosi center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from Potosi center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Potosi topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Potosi:

  • WASHINGTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 300 HEALTH WAY)
  • GEORGIAN GARDENS (1 GEORGIAN GARDENS DRIVE)
  • POTOSI MANOR, INC (307 SOUTH HIGHWAY 21)
  • RAI CARE CENTER HIGH ST (828 E HIGH ST)

Airports located in Potosi:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Potosi:

  • Mineral Area College (about 18 miles; Park Hills, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • Jefferson College (about 26 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,975)
  • East Central College (about 36 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Webster University (about 51 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 12,406)
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis (about 52 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 3,651)
  • Missouri Baptist University (about 52 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 55 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 6,486)

Public high schools in Potosi:

  • POTOSI HIGH (Students: 734, Location: 1 TROJAN DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • CITADEL SCHOOL (Students: 276, Location: 400 S MINE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Potosi:

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Library in Potosi:

  • WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $472,128; Location: 235 E. HIGH ST.; 68,594 books; 1,473 audio materials; 2,336 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 141 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Potosi: Potoss Ranger Station (A), Potosi Fire Protection District House 1 (B), Mark Twain National Forest Potosi Frederickstown Ranger District Main Office (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Parkway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Trinity Cemetery (1), Potosi Colored Cemetery (2), Saint James Catholic Cemetery (3), Chadbourne Cemetery (4), Perry-McGready Cemetery (5), Potosi Presbyterian Cemetery (6), Potosi Old Masonic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Wash County Clerk (Recreation Areas; 102 North Missouri Street).

Hotel: Austin Inn (403 N Missouri St).

Birthplace of: John A. Lankford - Architect, Don Choate - Baseball player, Donne Wall - Baseball player, Paul Fitzwater - Politician.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Potosi and their reported violations in the past:

USFS COUNCIL BLUFF BEACH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
USFS SILVER MINES CAMP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
POTOSI R III SCHOOLS BALLFIELD COMPLEX (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Potosi that have no violations reported:

  • USFS RED BLUFF CAMPGROUND (Population served: 240, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS COUNCIL BLUFF CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.0%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
151 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Potosi in 2000:

  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Potosi (2011 data):

  • Belgrade State Bank: Potosi Branch at 306 North Missouri Street, branch established on 1986/10/06; 801 East High at 801 East High, branch established on 2004/11/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $194.8 mil, Deposits: $171.8 mil, headquarters in Belgrade, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Turner Bancshares, Inc.
  • Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan Association: 1 Walton Drive Branch at 1 Walton Drive, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $230.5 mil, Deposits: $199.0 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • First State Community Bank: Potosi Branch at 100 Hwy P, Suite A, branch established on 2001/08/13. Info updated 2011/01/03: Bank assets: $1,303.2 mil, Deposits: $1,092.4 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Potosi Branch at 707 East High Street, branch established on 1973/09/17. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Potosi:

Marital status in Potosi, MO
  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Potosi:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Missouri average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Potosi
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Potosi, MO (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,96131
Catholic1,7074
Mainline Protestant5846
Black Protestant1841
Other81
None18,751-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Washington County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Washington County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

31.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

13.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.0%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Potosi:

57.8%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.9
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.2%
Missouri:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.7%
Missouri:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Potosi:

7.0
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

63.6%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Potosi:

80.6%
Missouri:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Potosi, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$20,518$30,7775$3,564
Streets and Highways 5$12,211$29,3060$0
Financial Administration 5$8,983$21,5590$0
Water Supply 4$9,012$27,0360$0
Gas Supply 3$7,307$29,2280$0
Judicial and Legal 3$4,453$17,8120$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,156$36,9360$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$979
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$4,411
Totals for Government 30$68,640$27,45612$8,954

Potosi government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $287,000 ($111.37)
    Central Staff Services: $152,000 ($58.98)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($29.88)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($15.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($15.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,000 ($15.91)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($12.81)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($5.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($3.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($5.43)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($2.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $554,000 ($214.98)

Potosi government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $323,000 ($125.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($17.07)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($1.16)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $369,000 ($143.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $165,000 ($64.03)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $331,000 ($128.44)
    Property: $259,000 ($100.50)
    Motor Vehicle License: $105,000 ($40.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $17,000 ($6.60)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($2.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($1.16)

Potosi government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($1.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($1.16)

Potosi government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $176,000 ($68.30)

5.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($20,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Francois County, MO  2.01% ($27,938 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, MO  0.92% ($37,701)
to Franklin County, MO  0.57% ($23,805)
Businesses in Potosi, MO
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
RadioShack1YMCA1
SONIC Drive-In1

Strongest AM radio stations in Potosi:

  • KYRO (1280 AM; 1 kW; POTOSI, MO; Owner: SAVOY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KFMO (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLAT RIVER, MO; Owner: M. K. S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KREI (800 AM; 1 kW; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potosi:

  • KNLP (89.7 FM; POTOSI, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KHZR (97.7 FM; POTOSI, MO; Owner: FOUR HIM ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • KNSX (93.3 FM; STEELVILLE, MO; Owner: TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTJJ (98.5 FM; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KDBB (104.3 FM; BONNE TERRE, MO; Owner: MKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGM (91.1 FM; PARK HILLS, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDJR (100.1 FM; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: KDJR RADIO, INC.)
  • KYLS-FM (95.9 FM; IRONTON, MO; Owner: DOCKINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNLH (89.5 FM; CEDAR HILL, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KDHX (88.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION)
  • KTBJ (89.3 FM; FESTUS, MO; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Potosi:

  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K63FW (Channel 63; JAMESTOWN, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
Potosi fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Potosi fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.4mTotal length
  • $2,231,000Total costs
  • 38,321Total average daily traffic
  • 6,313Total average daily truck traffic
  • 69,207Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Potosi, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Potosi, MO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Potosi)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Potosi, MO)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Potosi)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98095, N98095, N-98095, Serial Number: 28-26041, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 07/06/2020
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Aaron James Eye, 15196 W State Highway 8, Potosi, MO 63664, Other Owners: David James Jarvis
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 999M, N999M, N-999M, Serial Number: 32R-7885139, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 12/16/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Chab Development LLC, 215 E High St, Potosi, MO 63664
  • Aircraft: CGS HAWK ARROW (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HIRTH 2703 (55 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4446G, N4446G, N-4446G, Serial Number: 830-A-2703, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 06/06/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Aaron J Eye, 11304 Sunnen Lake Rd, Potosi, MO 63664
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/05/2019
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DC-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53774, N53774, N-53774, Serial Number: 5564, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): Clifford Lewis, Bx 75, Potosi, MO 63664
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/05/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 168. The highest number of fires - 236 took place in 2006, and the least - 103 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Potosi, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.6%), and Outside Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Potosi, MO
    • 1,18841.6%Structure Fires
    • 1,15040.3%Outside Fires
    • 28710.1%Other
    • 2308.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Potosi, MO
Most common first names in Potosi, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7375.0 years
John6972.4 years
Mary6677.8 years
James5870.5 years
Charles5066.6 years
Robert4066.6 years
George3773.2 years
Joseph3473.2 years
Helen3280.7 years
Dorothy2674.6 years
Most common last names in Potosi, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4177.1 years
Boyer3970.6 years
Eye3674.4 years
Portell3073.6 years
Declue2873.9 years
Allen2772.8 years
Gibson2677.5 years
Coleman2675.2 years
Politte2168.1 years
Blair2169.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Potosi, MO
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Electricity
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Potosi, MO
  • 52.3%Utility gas
  • 43.8%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Potosi compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Potosi on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Argentina (population 500+)"
There are 2 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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