Miller County, Missouri

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Miller County, Missouri
Miller County MO Courthouse-20160423 1905.jpg
Miller County Courthouse, Tuscumbia
Map of Missouri highlighting Miller County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded February 6, 1837
Named for John Miller
Seat Tuscumbia
Largest city Eldon
Area
 • Total 600 sq mi (1,554 km2)
 • Land 593 sq mi (1,536 km2)
 • Water 7.4 sq mi (19 km2), 1.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 25,113
 • Density 42/sq mi (16/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.millercountymissouri.org
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.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
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. 201625,206[5]1.9%
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[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Heartland Regional Library System[11]

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
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[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.65% 7,924 27.37% 3,114 2.98% 339
2012 59.85% 6,547 36.67% 4,012 3.48% 381
2008 55.86% 6,414 42.31% 4,858 1.84% 211
2004 67.76% 7,331 31.15% 3,370 1.09% 118
2000 57.12% 5,343 39.38% 3,684 3.50% 327
1996 45.28% 3,984 51.76% 4,554 2.97% 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]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Wood 1,940 83.40% -16.60
Democratic Travis Maupin 386 16.60% +16.60
Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Miller County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Wood 1,021 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Miller County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Wood 2,067 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 59 — Miller County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Bernskoetter 941 100.00% +13.18%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 59 — Miller County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Bernskoetter 428 86.82% +8.73
Constitution Michael Eberle 65 13.18% +13.18
Missouri House of Representatives — District 59 — Miller County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Bernskoetter 802 78.09%
Democratic Vonnieta E. Trickey 225 21.91%
  • District 62 — Tom Hurst (R-Meta). Consists of the community of St. Elizabeth.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Miller County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Hurst 878 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Miller County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Hurst 450 100.00% +23.17
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Miller County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Hurst 703 76.83%
Democratic Greg Stratman 212 23.17%
  • District 124 — Rocky Miller (R-Lake Ozark). Consists of most of the county, including the communities of Bagnell, Brumley, Iberia, Kaiser, Lake Ozark, Lakeside, Osage Beach, Tuscumbia, and Ulman.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Miller County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rockay Miller 6,140 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Miller County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rocky Miller 2,842 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Miller County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rocky Miller 5,717 100.00%

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)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kehoe 4,547 85.37%
Democratic Mollie Kristen Freebairn 779 14.63%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Miller County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 7,760 68.47% +12.45
Democratic Jason Kander 3,032 26.75% -9.27
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 303 2.67% -5.29
Green Johnathan McFarland 114 1.01% +1.01
Constitution Fred Ryman 124 1.09% +1.09
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Miller County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 6,084 56.02%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 3,912 36.02%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 865 7.96%

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]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 9,228 82.06% -0.69
Democratic Kevin Miller 1,641 14.59% +0.94
Libertarian Dan Hogan 278 2.47% -1.13
Constitution Doanita Simmons 99 0.88% +0.88
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Miller County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 4,436 82.75% +3.62
Democratic Courtney Denton 732 13.65% -3.57
Libertarian Steven Hedrick 193 3.60% -0.05
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Miller County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 8,548 79.13%
Democratic Eric C. Mayer 1,860 17.22%
Libertarian Steven Wilson 394 3.65%

Political culture[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.9% 9,285 15.2% 1,750 3.9% 447
2012 73.3% 8,099 24.0% 2,651 2.7% 298
2008 67.4% 7,797 30.7% 3,553 1.8% 213
2004 72.0% 7,797 27.3% 2,959 0.7% 75
2000 63.5% 5,945 34.4% 3,217 2.1% 194
1996 50.2% 4,387 35.6% 3,110 14.2% 1,242
1992 44.0% 4,175 30.6% 2,905 25.4% 2,407
1988 68.8% 5,662 31.1% 2,555 0.1% 10
1984 76.6% 6,706 23.5% 2,054
1980 67.9% 5,560 30.2% 2,469 1.9% 156
1976 59.6% 4,095 39.9% 2,739 0.5% 32
1972 78.1% 5,682 22.0% 1,598
1968 64.9% 4,425 25.3% 1,727 9.8% 668
1964 57.0% 3,784 43.0% 2,858
1960 63.4% 4,482 36.6% 2,584
1956 61.7% 4,085 38.3% 2,535
1952 63.4% 4,237 36.3% 2,426 0.3% 18
1948 55.0% 3,088 44.8% 2,514 0.2% 9
1944 61.7% 3,609 38.1% 2,229 0.2% 12
1940 55.9% 3,971 43.8% 3,113 0.3% 23
1936 50.9% 3,607 48.5% 3,436 0.6% 43
1932 40.6% 2,615 58.7% 3,776 0.7% 44
1928 62.9% 3,379 36.8% 1,979 0.3% 18
1924 56.2% 3,011 36.6% 1,962 7.2% 388
1920 64.9% 3,555 33.5% 1,833 1.6% 86
1916 55.5% 1,862 41.6% 1,395 2.9% 97
1912 39.0% 1,240 39.5% 1,257 21.5% 684
1908 57.5% 2,016 39.7% 1,393 2.8% 99
1904 57.8% 1,959 39.8% 1,351 2.4% 82
1900 53.6% 1,796 44.6% 1,493 1.8% 60
1896 50.0% 1,707 49.6% 1,694 0.4% 13
1892 51.2% 1,497 36.8% 1,076 12.0% 349
1888 56.1% 1,596 42.0% 1,195 2.0% 56

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 1,406, than any candidate from either party in Miller County during the 2008 presidential primary.
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[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 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 June 9, 2017. 
  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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Heartland Regional Library System". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "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[edit]

  • History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business,professional and the private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc. etc. (1889) online

External links[edit]

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