Potosi, MO


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Potosi is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,640 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Potosi is the 210th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities, Potosi isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Potosi are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Potosi is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Potosi who work in office and administrative support (10.72%), teaching (9.41%), and personal care services (9.08%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Potosi rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.03% of adults 25 and older in Potosi have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Potosi in 2010 was $14,970, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,880 for a family of four. Potosi also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.54% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Potosi home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Potosi residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Potosi include German, English, Irish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Potosi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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