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Potosi is a city in Washington County, in the Saint Louis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for silver-mining region of Mexico.

The latitude of Potosi is 37.936N. The longitude is -90.787W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,687.


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Median household income
Local
$17,702
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Potosi demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Washington County Fair - Aug. 8-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Potosi web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: puh-TOH-see

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Potosi demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63660 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Potosi residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Potosi ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Potosi was $12,417, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Potosi residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Potosi, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $630.


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Libraries in Potosi include Washington County Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Potosi political report.

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The average commute time for Potosi workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Potosi include Super 8.

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Potosi, MO

Pros: country setting,people nice for the most part

Cons: everyone knows your bussiness,some people dont believe life exists out side those county lines

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