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Theodosia, Missouri
Location of Theodosia, Missouri
Location of Theodosia, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Ozark
 • Total 1.57 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 • Land 1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
889 ft (271 m)
 • Total 188
 • Estimate 
 • Density 194.89/sq mi (75.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-72898
GNIS feature ID 0752525

Theodosia is a village in Ozark County, Missouri, United States. The population was 188 at the 2020 census.


A post office called Theodosia has been in operation since 1886. Some say the community has the name of Theodosia Herd, the wife of an early postmaster, while others believe another postmaster gave the community the name of his daughter, Theodosia Kirby.


Theodosia is located at 36°34′41″N 92°39′35″W / 36.578193°N 92.659820°W / 36.578193; -92.659820.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2), of which, 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2) of it is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 132
1980 204 54.5%
1990 235 15.2%
2000 240 2.1%
2010 243 1.3%
2019 (est.) 267 9.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 243 people, 122 households, and 68 families living in the village. The population density was 177.4 inhabitants per square mile (68.5/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 165.0 per square mile (63.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.94% White and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 122 households, of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.3% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.56.

The median age in the village was 54.9 years. 17.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 35% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

Notable person

  • Tava Smiley - actress, born in Theodosia.

In fiction

  • Maggie Fitzgerald (fictional), the main character in the Academy Award winning film Million Dollar Baby, claimed Theodosia as her hometown.
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