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Meta is a city in Osage County, Missouri, United States. The population was 249 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Meta is located at 38°18′45″N 92°10′5″W / 38.3125°N 92.16806°W / 38.3125; -92.16806 (38.312471, -92.167999)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 249 people, 106 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density was 742.7 people per square mile (282.8/km²). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 387.8/sq mi (147.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.99% White, 1.20% Native American, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 106 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,902. About 9.1% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.3% of those sixty five or over.


The Following information is about the town of Babbtown and what effect the Rock Island Railroad Rock Island Railroad had on the town of Meta.

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