Amsterdam-Churchill, Montana

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Amsterdam-Churchill, Montana
CDP
Location of Amsterdam-Churchill, Montana
Location of Amsterdam-Churchill, Montana
Coordinates: 45°44′51″N 111°18′27″W / 45.74750°N 111.30750°W / 45.74750; -111.30750Coordinates: 45°44′51″N 111°18′27″W / 45.74750°N 111.30750°W / 45.74750; -111.30750
Country United States
State Montana
County Gallatin
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 727
 • Density 177.9/sq mi (68.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-01550

Amsterdam-Churchill was a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin County, Montana, United States. The population was 727 at the 2000 census. As of 2010, the CDP had been split into two separate CDPs, Amsterdam and Churchill.[1] It was part of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Amsterdam-Churchill is located at 45°45′2.50″N 111°18′13.37″W / 45.7506944°N 111.3037139°W / 45.7506944; -111.3037139 (45.750694, -111.303713).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 727 people, 255 households, and 201 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 177.9 people per square mile (68.6/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 64.6 per square mile (24.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.49% White, 0.41% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 255 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,139, and the median income for a family was $42,431. Males had a median income of $34,412 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,767. About 6.3% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Originally called Walrath for farmer A. J. Walrath, Amsterdam was established in 1911 by the Northern Pacific Railway on a branch line between Manhattan and Anceney. The railroad changed the name to Amsterdam because of the large number of Dutch settlers who had moved to the area in the 1890s to grow malting barley to supply the Manhattan Malting Company. Church Hill, or Churchill as it was later shortened by Gallatin County Road Department, is located a few miles away from Amsterdam on a locally prominent hill. Churchill is the site of the Dutch community's church- the 1st Christian Reformed Church, today know as Manhattan Christian Reformed Church; and related parent-operated private P-12 school, Manhattan Christian School. The large church on the hill is the probable origin of the name.[3] Not to be outdone, The Milwaukee Road Railway designated the other side of "the hill" as Holland, and made a siding for agricultural goods on its railway about two miles to the east, and designated it as the Holland Siding.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Aarstad, Rich, Ellie Arguimbau, Ellen Baumler, Charlene Porsild, and Brian Shovers. Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Press.

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