Miller County, Missouri

Last updated
Miller County
Miller County MO Courthouse-20160423 1905.jpg
Miller County Courthouse, Tuscumbia
Map of Missouri highlighting Miller County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Missouri in United States.svg
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°13′N92°26′W / 38.22°N 92.43°W / 38.22; -92.43
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Missouri.svg  Missouri
FoundedFebruary 6, 1837
Named for John Miller
Seat Tuscumbia
Largest city Eldon
Area
  Total600 sq mi (2,000 km2)
  Land593 sq mi (1,540 km2)
  Water7.4 sq mi (19 km2)  1.2%
Population
 (2010)
  Total24,748
  Estimate 
(2018)
25,336
  Density41/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 3rd
Website www.millercountymissouri.org
John Miller, the county's namesake Missouri Governor John Miller.jpg
John Miller, the county's namesake

Miller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. 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, [3] former U.S. Representative and Governor of Missouri.

Contents

William Miller (1795-1878) was the founder of Miller County Missouri, William's son, Pinckney S. Miller (1827-1912) was the first male white child born in Miller County and for whom the county was really named for, The county was first organized in 1836, William Miller took a petition signed by the locals citizens to Jefferson City to get Miller County turned into a real county. William Miller thought they might not want to name it after a local farmer so he got it named after John Miller the governor of Missouri instead. But it was really named after William's son Pinckney Miller. William Miller's house was used as the first court house and for all the county business. Jonathan Milton Houston built the original Tuscumbia Court House for $500 Dollars.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 600 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 593 square miles (1,540 km2) is land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (1.2%) is water. [4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1840 2,282
1850 3,83468.0%
1860 6,81277.7%
1870 6,616−2.9%
1880 9,80548.2%
1890 14,16244.4%
1900 15,1877.2%
1910 16,71710.1%
1920 15,567−6.9%
1930 16,7287.5%
1940 14,798−11.5%
1950 13,734−7.2%
1960 13,8000.5%
1970 15,0268.9%
1980 18,53223.3%
1990 20,70011.7%
2000 23,56413.8%
2010 24,7485.0%
2018 (est.)25,336 [5] 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the census [10] 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.

Education

Public schools

Private schools

Public libraries

Politics

Local

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
Assessor Joseph Cochran Republican
Circuit Clerk Genise L. Buechter Republican
County Clerk Clinton Jenkins Republican
Collector William Harvey Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Tom Wright Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Darrell Bunch Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Travis Lawson Republican
Coroner Timothy Bradley Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Ronnie Benjamin Winfrey Republican
Public Administrator Theresa Lupardus Republican
Recorder Deb Wiles Republican
Sheriff Louie Gregoire Republican
Surveyor Gerard J. Harms, Sr. Republican
Treasurer Phil Lawson Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.65%7,92427.37% 3,1142.98% 339
2012 59.85%6,54736.67% 4,0123.48% 381
2008 55.86%6,41442.31% 4,8581.84% 211
2004 67.76%7,33131.15% 3,3701.09% 118
2000 57.12%5,34339.38% 3,6843.50% 327
1996 45.28% 3,98451.76%4,5542.97% 261

Miller County is divided into four legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, all of which are represented by Republicans.

Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Miller County (2016) [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican David Wood1,94083.40%-16.60
Democratic Travis Maupin38616.60%+16.60
Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Miller County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican David Wood1,021100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Miller County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican David Wood2,067100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 59 — Miller County (2016) [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Mike Bernskoetter941100.00%+13.18%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 59 — Miller County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Mike Bernskoetter42886.82%+8.73
Constitution Michael Eberle6513.18%+13.18
Missouri House of Representatives — District 59 — Miller County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Mike Bernskoetter80278.09%
Democratic Vonnieta E. Trickey22521.91%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Miller County (2016) [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tom Hurst878100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Miller County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tom Hurst450100.00%+23.17
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Miller County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Tom Hurst70376.83%
Democratic Greg Stratman21223.17%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Miller County (2016) [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Rockay Miller6,140100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Miller County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Rocky Miller2,842100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Miller County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Rocky Miller5,717100.00%

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 (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Mike Kehoe4,54785.37%
Democratic Mollie Kristen Freebairn77914.63%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Miller County (2016) [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Roy Blunt7,76068.47%+12.45
Democratic Jason Kander3,03226.75%-9.27
Libertarian Jonathan Dine3032.67%-5.29
Green Johnathan McFarland1141.01%+1.01
Constitution Fred Ryman1241.09%+1.09
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Miller County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Todd Akin6,08456.02%
Democratic Claire McCaskill3,91236.02%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine8657.96%

All of Miller County is included in Missouri's 3rd 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 3rd Congressional District — Miller County (2016) [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer9,22882.06%-0.69
Democratic Kevin Miller1,64114.59%+0.94
Libertarian Dan Hogan2782.47%-1.13
Constitution Doanita Simmons990.88%+0.88
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Miller County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer4,43682.75%+3.62
Democratic Courtney Denton73213.65%-3.57
Libertarian Steven Hedrick1933.60%-0.05
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Miller County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer8,54879.13%
Democratic Eric C. Mayer1,86017.22%
Libertarian Steven Wilson3943.65%

Political culture

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 82.2%10,17616.5% 2,0381.4% 168
2016 80.9%9,28515.2% 1,7503.9% 447
2012 73.3%8,09924.0% 2,6512.7% 298
2008 67.4%7,79730.7% 3,5531.8% 213
2004 72.0%7,79727.3% 2,9590.7% 75
2000 63.5%5,94534.4% 3,2172.1% 194
1996 50.2%4,38735.6% 3,11014.2% 1,242
1992 44.0%4,17530.6% 2,90525.4% 2,407
1988 68.8%5,66231.1% 2,5550.1% 10
1984 76.6%6,70623.5% 2,054
1980 67.9%5,56030.2% 2,4691.9% 156
1976 59.6%4,09539.9% 2,7390.5% 32
1972 78.1%5,68222.0% 1,598
1968 64.9%4,42525.3% 1,7279.8% 668
1964 57.0%3,78443.0% 2,858
1960 63.4%4,48236.6% 2,584
1956 61.7%4,08538.3% 2,535
1952 63.4%4,23736.3% 2,4260.3% 18
1948 55.0%3,08844.8% 2,5140.2% 9
1944 61.7%3,60938.1% 2,2290.2% 12
1940 55.9%3,97143.8% 3,1130.3% 23
1936 50.9%3,60748.5% 3,4360.6% 43
1932 40.6% 2,61558.7%3,7760.7% 44
1928 62.9%3,37936.8% 1,9790.3% 18
1924 56.2%3,01136.6% 1,9627.2% 388
1920 64.9%3,55533.5% 1,8331.6% 86
1916 55.5%1,86241.6% 1,3952.9% 97
1912 39.0% 1,24039.5%1,25721.5% 684
1908 57.5%2,01639.7% 1,3932.8% 99
1904 57.8%1,95939.8% 1,3512.4% 82
1900 53.6%1,79644.6% 1,4931.8% 60
1896 50.0%1,70749.6% 1,6940.4% 13
1892 51.2%1,49736.8% 1,07612.0% 349
1888 56.1%1,59642.0% 1,1952.0% 56

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

Miller County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,094 (31.50%)
Mike Huckabee 1,406 (40.48%)
Mitt Romney 790 (22.75%)
Ron Paul 109 (3.14%)
Miller County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,381 (36.73%)
Barack Obama 713 (32.90%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)52 (2.40%)
Uncommitted {{{uncommitted}}}

Communities

See also

Related Research Articles

Montgomery County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Montgomery County is a county in the east central part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,236. Its county seat is Montgomery City. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

Vernon County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Vernon County is a county located in the center of the western border of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,159. Its county seat is Nevada. The county was organized on February 27, 1855, considerably later than counties in the eastern part of the state. It was named for Colonel Miles Vernon (1786–1867), a state senator and veteran of the Battle of New Orleans. This was part of the large historic territory of the Osage Nation of Native Americans.

Taney County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Taney County is a county located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,675. Its county seat is Forsyth. It is included in the Branson, Missouri, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Ray County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Ray County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,494. Its county seat is Richmond. The county was organized November 16, 1820 and named for John Ray, a Missouri state legislator and member of the first state Constitutional Convention.

Platte County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Platte County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 89,322. Its county seat is Platte City. The county was organized December 31, 1838, from the Platte Purchase, named for the Platte River. The Kansas City International Airport is located in the county, approximately one mile west of Interstate 29 between mile markers 12 and 15. The land for the airport was originally in an unincorporated portion of Platte County before being annexed by Platte City, and eventually Kansas City.

Ozark County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Ozark County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,723. The largest city and county seat is Gainesville. The county was organized as Ozark County, named after the Ozark Mountains, on January 29, 1841. It was renamed Decatur County, after Commodore Stephen Decatur, from 1843 to 1845, after which the name Ozark County was restored.

Osage County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Osage County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,878. Its county seat is Linn. The county was organized January 29, 1841, and named from the Osage River.

Newton County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Newton County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,114. Its county seat is Neosho. The county was organized in 1838 and is named in honor of John Newton, a hero who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Morgan County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Morgan County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,565. Its county seat is Versailles. The county was organized January 5, 1833 and named for General Daniel Morgan of the American Revolutionary War.

Moniteau County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Moniteau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,607. Its county seat is California. The county was organized February 14, 1845 and named for the Moniteau Creek. 'Moniteau' is a French spelling of Manitou, Algonquian for the Great Spirit.

Maries County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Maries County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,176. Its county seat is Vienna. The county was organized March 2, 1855 and named for the Maries River and Little Maries River. 'Maries' is derived from the French marais, which means marsh, lake or pond.

Lawrence County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Lawrence County is located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri, in the area of the Ozarks. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,634. Its county seat is Mount Vernon. The county was organized in 1845 and named for James Lawrence, a naval officer from the War of 1812 known for his battle cry, "Don't give up the ship!"

Laclede County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Laclede County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,571. Its county seat is Lebanon. The county was organized February 24, 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclède, founder of St. Louis.

Jasper County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Jasper County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 117,404. Its county seat is Carthage, and its largest city is Joplin. The county was organized in 1841 and named for William Jasper, a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Gasconade County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Gasconade County is a county located in the east-central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,222. The county seat is Hermann. The county was named after the Gasconade River.

Cole County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Cole County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,990. Its county seat and largest city is Jefferson City, the state capital. The county was organized November 16, 1820 and named after pioneer Captain Stephen Cole, an Indian fighter and pioneer settler, who built Cole's Fort in Boonville.

Camden County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 44,002. Its county seat is Camdenton. The county was organized on January 29, 1841 as Kinderhook County and renamed Camden County in 1843 after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom and leader of the British Whig Party.

Benton County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Benton County is a county located in the west central part of the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 19,056 as of the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Warsaw. The county was organized January 3, 1835, and named for U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri.

Iberia, Missouri City in Missouri, United States

Iberia is a city in Miller County, Missouri, United States. The population was 736 at the 2010 census.

Osage Beach, Missouri City in Missouri, United States

Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Most of the city is in Camden County, while a small eastern sliver is in Miller County. The population was 4,351 at the 2010 census.

References

  1. 1 2 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p.  208.
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  10. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. Breeding, Marshall. "Heartland Regional Library System". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  12. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "County Results - State of Missouri - 2016 General Election - November 8, 2016 - Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. December 12, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  13. Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-25.

Further reading

Coordinates: 38°13′N92°26′W / 38.22°N 92.43°W / 38.22; -92.43