Miller County, Missouri

According to the 2000 Census, Miller County, Missouri has a population of 23,564 people. Of those, 23,090 (100%) are White, 65 (283%) are Black, and 231 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 130 (or 1% of the 23,564 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Miller County a population of 23,434 with a demographic that is 98% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 23,564 130 23,434
White 23,090 112 22,978
Black 65 13 52
Latino 231 4 227


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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