Miller County, Missouri

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Miller County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Miller County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 6, 1837
SeatTuscumbia
Largest cityEldon
Area
 • Total599.94 sq mi (1,554 km2)
 • Land592.26 sq mi (1,534 km2)
 • Water7.69 sq mi (20 km2), 1.28%
Population
 • (2010)24,748
 • Density40/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.millercountymissouri.org
 
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Miller County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Miller County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 6, 1837
SeatTuscumbia
Largest cityEldon
Area
 • Total599.94 sq mi (1,554 km2)
 • Land592.26 sq mi (1,534 km2)
 • Water7.69 sq mi (20 km2), 1.28%
Population
 • (2010)24,748
 • Density40/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitewww.millercountymissouri.org

Miller County is a county located in Central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,748.[1] Its county seat is Tuscumbia.[2] The county was organized February 6, 1837 and named for John Miller, former U.S. Representative and Governor of Missouri.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 599.94 square miles (1,553.8 km2), of which 592.26 square miles (1,533.9 km2) (or 98.72%) is land and 7.69 square miles (19.9 km2) (or 1.28%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18402,282
18503,83468.0%
18606,81277.7%
18706,616−2.9%
18809,80548.2%
189014,16244.4%
190015,1877.2%
191016,71710.1%
192015,567−6.9%
193016,7287.5%
194014,798−11.5%
195013,734−7.2%
196013,8000.5%
197015,0268.9%
198018,53223.3%
199020,70011.7%
200023,56413.8%
201024,7485.0%
Est. 201224,8170.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 23,564 people, 9,284 households, and 6,443 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 11,263 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Approximately 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,284 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,977, and the median income for a family was $36,770. Males had a median income of $26,225 versus $18,903 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,144. About 10.80% of families and 14.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.30% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Private Schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Miller County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county.

Miller County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
AssessorJoseph CochranRepublican
Circuit ClerkGenise L. BuechterRepublican
County ClerkClayton E. JenkinsRepublican
CollectorWilliam HarveyRepublican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Tom WrightRepublican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Darrell BunchRepublican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Brian DuncanRepublican
CoronerRick CallahanRepublican
Prosecuting AttorneyMatthew HowardRepublican
Public AdministratorWilma KeethRepublican
RecorderDeb WilesRepublican
SheriffWilliam AbbottRepublican
SurveyorGerard J. Harms, Sr.Republican
TreasurerPhil LawsonRepublican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
YearRepublicanDemocraticThird Parties
200855.86% 6,41442.31% 4,8581.84% 211
200467.76% 7,33131.15% 3,3701.09% 118
200057.12% 5,34339.38% 3,6843.50% 327
199645.28% 3,98451.76% 4,5542.97% 261

Miller County is divided into two legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are held by Republicans.

Missouri House of Representatives – District 115 – Miller County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanRodney Schad6,30782.95
IndependentRandy Dinwiddie1,29617.05
Missouri House of Representatives – District 155 – Miller County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanDiane Franklin7170.30
DemocraticJohn W. Page3029.70

All of Miller County is a part of Missouri’s 6th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City).

Missouri Senate - District 6 – Miller County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanMike Kehoe6,812100.00

Federal[edit]

All of Miller County is included in Missouri’s 9th Congressional District and is currently represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 9th Congressional District – Miller County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanBlaine Luetkemeyer6,64185.25
LibertarianChristopher W. Dwyer1,14914.75

Political Culture[edit]

Past Presidential Elections Results
YearRepublicanDemocraticThird Parties
200867.43% 7,79730.73% 3,5531.84% 213
200471.99% 7,79727.32% 2,9590.69% 75
200063.54% 5,94534.38% 3,2172.08% 194
199650.20% 4,38735.59% 3,11014.21% 1,242

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Miller County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain1,094 (31.50%)
Mike Huckabee1,406 (40.48%)
Mitt Romney790 (22.75%)
Ron Paul109 (3.14%)
Miller County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton1,381 (36.73%)
Barack Obama713 (32.90%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)52 (2.40%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 38°13′N 92°26′W / 38.22°N 92.43°W / 38.22; -92.43