Conrad, Montana

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Conrad, Montana
City
Conrad, Montana
Conrad, Montana
Motto: "The Heart Of The Golden Triangle"
Location of Conrad, Montana
Location of Conrad, Montana
Coordinates: 48°10′22″N 111°56′50″W / 48.17278°N 111.94722°W / 48.17278; -111.94722Coordinates: 48°10′22″N 111°56′50″W / 48.17278°N 111.94722°W / 48.17278; -111.94722
Country United States
State Montana
County Pondera
Area[1]
 • Total 1.25 sq mi (3.24 km2)
 • Land 1.25 sq mi (3.24 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,517 ft (1,072 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,570
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,581
 • Density 2,056.0/sq mi (793.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59425
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-17275
GNIS feature ID 0806937

Conrad is a city in and the county seat of Pondera County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 2,570 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Conrad is located at 48°10′22″N 111°56′50″W / 48.172807°N 111.947131°W / 48.172807; -111.947131 (48.172807, -111.947131).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 888
1920 988 11.3%
1930 1,499 51.7%
1940 1,471 −1.9%
1950 1,865 26.8%
1960 2,665 42.9%
1970 2,770 3.9%
1980 3,074 11.0%
1990 2,891 −6.0%
2000 2,753 −4.8%
2010 2,570 −6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Montana Cities/Towns: 1890-2000[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,570 people, 1,113 households, and 676 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,056.0 inhabitants per square mile (793.8 /km2). There were 1,266 housing units at an average density of 1,012.8 per square mile (391.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.2% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 1,113 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 45.7 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 24.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,753 people, 1,154 households, and 755 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,338.5 people per square mile (900.8/km2). There were 1,332 housing units at an average density of 1,131.5 per square mile (435.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.75% White, 0.11% African American, 2.29% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 1,154 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,432, and the median income for a family was $42,056. Males had a median income of $31,908 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,742. About 10.6% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Conrad experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, dry winters and hot, wetter summers.

Climate data for Conrad, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18)
72
(22)
79
(26)
88
(31)
93
(34)
101
(38)
103
(39)
105
(41)
99
(37)
91
(33)
82
(28)
72
(22)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 31.7
(−0.2)
37.2
(2.9)
45.6
(7.6)
56.9
(13.8)
66.1
(18.9)
73.8
(23.2)
80.2
(26.8)
80.2
(26.8)
69.9
(21.1)
58.8
(14.9)
41.7
(5.4)
34.0
(1.1)
56.34
(13.53)
Daily mean °F (°C) 19.4
(−7)
24.5
(−4.2)
32.5
(0.3)
42.5
(5.8)
51.8
(11)
59.3
(15.2)
64.3
(17.9)
63.8
(17.7)
54.0
(12.2)
43.9
(6.6)
29.4
(−1.4)
22.0
(−5.6)
42.28
(5.71)
Average low °F (°C) 7.0
(−13.9)
11.7
(−11.3)
19.4
(−7)
28.0
(−2.2)
37.5
(3.1)
44.8
(7.1)
48.3
(9.1)
47.4
(8.6)
38.0
(3.3)
28.9
(−1.7)
17.1
(−8.3)
9.9
(−12.3)
28.17
(−2.13)
Record low °F (°C) −42
(−41)
−45
(−43)
−32
(−36)
−19
(−28)
9
(−13)
27
(−3)
31
(−1)
25
(−4)
0
(−18)
−16
(−27)
−32
(−36)
−46
(−43)
−46
(−43)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.44
(11.2)
0.33
(8.4)
0.67
(17)
1.04
(26.4)
2.17
(55.1)
2.23
(56.6)
1.22
(31)
1.45
(36.8)
1.01
(25.7)
0.58
(14.7)
0.47
(11.9)
0.45
(11.4)
12.06
(306.2)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000) [9]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records) [10]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Shannen Rossmiller, The youngest female judge in United States history, whose testimony led to the conviction of Ryan G. Anderson, and (Alaskan pipeline terrorist) Michael Curtis Reynolds was born and worked here.
  • LeRoy H. Anderson, United States Congressman from Montana, resided here.
  • Country and western singer Wylie Gustafson was born here.
  • Duncan McKenzie was convicted of murdering Lana Harding, a teacher, here.
  • George Fowler, b. 1930, author of the autobiography "Dance of a fallen monk" and other books, was born and grew up near Conrad and went to high school there.
  • Erik Gustafson, teacher, and music entertainer, most notably for his being a one man band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ U.S. Decennial Census
  7. ^ POPULATION OF INCORPORATED PLACES* (CITIES/TOWNS) IN MONTANA, 1890 TO 2000
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Climatography of the United States NO.81". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Monthly Averages for Conrad, MT". The Weather Channel. Retrieved January 15, 2011.