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.
Potosi is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 teaching (15.86%), personal care services (10.58%), and office and administrative support (8.93%).
Being a small city, Potosi does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Potosi rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.64% 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 $14,624, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,496 for a family of four. Potosi also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.58% 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 French , Irish, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Potosi is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.