Moniteau County, Missouri

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Moniteau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 14,827. Its county seat is California[1]. The county was organized in 1845 and named for Moniteau Creek. 'Moniteau' is a French spelling of Manitou, Algonquian for the Great Spirit.

Moniteau County is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 419 square miles (1,085 km²), of which, 417 square miles (1,079 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,827 people, 5,259 households, and 3,728 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 5,742 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.75% White, 3.78% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.8% were of German, 20.5% American, 8.2% English and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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