Taos, Missouri

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Taos, Missouri
City
Location of Taos, Missouri
Location of Taos, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°30′7″N 92°4′58″W / 38.50194°N 92.08278°W / 38.50194; -92.08278Coordinates: 38°30′7″N 92°4′58″W / 38.50194°N 92.08278°W / 38.50194; -92.08278
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cole
Area[1]
 • Total 2.27 sq mi (5.88 km2)
 • Land 2.23 sq mi (5.78 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 878
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,089
 • Density 393.7/sq mi (152.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65101
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-72304[4]
GNIS feature ID 0755575[5]

Taos is a city in Cole County, Missouri, United States. The population was 878 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Taos was founded in 1849. It was named after Taos, New Mexico.[6]

Geography[edit]

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)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.27 square miles (5.88 km2), of which, 2.23 square miles (5.78 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 878 people, 331 households, and 249 families residing in the city. The population density was 393.7 inhabitants per square mile (152.0 /km2). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 152.5 per square mile (58.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 331 households of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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 per square mile (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.

Notable people[edit]

Taos is the home of former major league baseball relief pitcher, Tom Henke (known in his playing days as "The Terminator") who won the 1992 World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays and, in the final season of his career, pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Ramsay, Robert L. (1952). Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names. University of Missouri Press. p. 27. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.