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Miller County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Miller County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for John Miller, governor and congressman
Seat Tuscumbia
Largest city Eldon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

600 sq mi (1,554 km²)
592 sq mi (1,534 km²)
8 sq mi (20 km²), 1.28%
 - (2000)
 - Density

40/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Miller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1837 and named for John Miller, governor and congressman. As of 2000, the population was 23,564. Its county seat is Tuscumbia6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,554 km² (600 sq mi). 1,534 km² (592 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.28%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,564 people, 9,284 households, and 6,443 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (40/sq mi). There were 11,263 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). 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. 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.

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

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