Chamois is a city in Osage County, Missouri, United States. The population was 396 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Chamois was platted in 1856, and named after the chamois, a European animal. A post office called Chamois has been in operation since 1856. Besides the post office, the community had a depot on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The Chamois Public School and Alvah Washington Townley Farmstead Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chamois is located at 38°40′32″N 91°46′11″W (38.675603, -91.769749). The city lies above the south bank of the Missouri River valley. Dooling Creek flows past the west and north sides of the city. Missouri Route 89 passes through the town and meets Missouri Route 100 in the north part of the town within the Missouri River valley. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km²), of which, 0.37 square miles (0.96 km²) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km²) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 396 people, 168 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,070.3 inhabitants per square mile (413.2/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 621.6 per square mile (240.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
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