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Demographics and General Information

Official City Name City of Tarkio
County Atchison
Mailing Address 602 Main Street
Tarkio, MO 64491
Type of Local Government 4th Class City
Chief Official and Title Timothy Morehouse, Mayor
Board of Aldermen Scott Poppa and Blu Dow, North Ward; Andy Riley and Michael P. Klosek Jr., South Ward
City Telephone Number 660-736-4821
City Fax Number 660-736-5605
Primary Email Address tarkioch@tarkio.net
Population (2010) 1,583
Number of Males 764
Number of Females 819
Population by Age
0-19 365
20-64 865
65+ 353
Does the city have a Zoning Ordinance Yes
State Representative Allen Andrews
Missouri House District Number 1
State Senator Dan Hegeman
Missouri Senate District Number 12
Is there a Chamber of Commerce? Yes


City Sales Tax  2.000%
State Sales Tax  4.225%
County Sales Tax  3.6%
Last Fiscal Year April 1 - March 31


Is there a police department? Yes
Number of full time officers 3
Part Time 0
Is there a Sheriff? No
Is there a local Highway patrol? No
Average response time for police calls 4 minutes
Is there a jail? No
Is there a Fire Department? Yes
Full time firefighters 0
Part time firefighters 24
Fire Trucks 2
Fire Rating 6
Fire Station? Yes
Average response time for firefighters 5 Minutes
Is the city covered by 911? Yes
County 911? Yes
Is there an ambulance service? Yes
Is there a post office? Yes
Postal Code 64491
Are there P.O. Boxes available? Yes