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Taos, Missouri
City of Taos
Location of Taos, Missouri
Location of Taos, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cole
Township Liberty
 • Total 6.49 sq mi (16.80 km2)
 • Land 6.44 sq mi (16.67 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
728 ft (222 m)
 • Total 1,150
 • Estimate 
 • Density 179.12/sq mi (69.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-72304
GNIS feature ID 0755575

Taos is a city in Cole County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,150 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Taos was laid out in 1849. The city was named after Taos, New Mexico. A post office called Taos was established in 1848, and remained in operation until 1907.

The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Rectory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.


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).

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 759
1990 802 5.7%
2000 870 8.5%
2010 878 0.9%
2019 (est.) 1,153 31.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census 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.

Notable person

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.

See also

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