Taos, Missouri

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Taos is a city in Cole County, Missouri, United States. The population was 870 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Taos is located at 38°30′7″N 92°4′58″W / 38.50194°N 92.08278°W / 38.50194; -92.08278 (38.502043, -92.082680)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.26%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 870 people, 312 households, and 238 families residing in the city. The population density was 386.5 people per square mile (149.3/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 139.9/sq mi (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.66% White, 0.11% Native American, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,333, and the median income for a family was $55,714. Males had a median income of $32,202 versus $22,356 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,481. About 0.8% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.


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