Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana

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Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana
CDP
Entering Cooke City from the East
Entering Cooke City from the East
Location of Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana
Location of Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana
Coordinates: 45°1′3″N 109°56′19″W / 45.01750°N 109.93861°W / 45.01750; -109.93861Coordinates: 45°1′3″N 109°56′19″W / 45.01750°N 109.93861°W / 45.01750; -109.93861
Country United States
State Montana
County Park
Area
 • Total 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Land 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 140
 • Density 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-17359

Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. The population was 140 at the 2000 census. It sits toward the northeast of Yellowstone National Park on a road remaining open during the winter connecting through Tower Junction to Mammoth and north to Livingston, Montana. During the summer the road opens eastward to connect to Red Lodge, Montana via the Beartooth Highway on a scenic route rising about 10,000 feet elevation through the Absaroka Mountains. Its chief industry is tourism, which during the winter includes snowmobiling.

Geography[edit]

Cooke City-Silver Gate is located at 45°1′3″N 109°56′19″W / 45.01750°N 109.93861°W / 45.01750; -109.93861 (45.017378, −109.938599).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.0 square miles (26 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for 2 Miles West of Cooke City, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 48
(9)
54
(12)
58
(14)
72
(22)
80
(27)
88
(31)
90
(32)
88
(31)
85
(29)
76
(24)
58
(14)
47
(8)
90
(32)
Average high °F (°C) 24.3
(−4.3)
30.1
(−1.1)
37.1
(2.8)
44.4
(6.9)
54.2
(12.3)
64.5
(18.1)
74.0
(23.3)
72.2
(22.3)
62.4
(16.9)
48.6
(9.2)
32.1
(0.1)
23.6
(−4.7)
47.29
(8.48)
Daily mean °F (°C) 14.3
(−9.8)
17.9
(−7.8)
24.4
(−4.2)
31.6
(−0.2)
40.8
(4.9)
49.1
(9.5)
56.2
(13.4)
54.6
(12.6)
46.1
(7.8)
35.6
(2)
22.3
(−5.4)
14.1
(−9.9)
33.92
(1.07)
Average low °F (°C) 4.3
(−15.4)
5.7
(−14.6)
11.8
(−11.2)
18.8
(−7.3)
27.5
(−2.5)
33.7
(0.9)
38.5
(3.6)
37.0
(2.8)
29.9
(−1.2)
22.6
(−5.2)
12.4
(−10.9)
4.6
(−15.2)
20.57
(−6.35)
Record low °F (°C) −41
(−41)
−43
(−42)
−27
(−33)
−18
(−28)
1
(−17)
20
(−7)
22
(−6)
20
(−7)
3
(−16)
−13
(−25)
−23
(−31)
−42
(−41)
−43
(−42)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.30
(58.4)
1.76
(44.7)
1.93
(49)
1.96
(49.8)
2.75
(69.9)
3.14
(79.8)
2.05
(52.1)
2.03
(51.6)
1.87
(47.5)
1.70
(43.2)
2.08
(52.8)
2.27
(57.7)
25.84
(656.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 40.7
(103.4)
29.4
(74.7)
26.5
(67.3)
18.6
(47.2)
9.3
(23.6)
2.2
(5.6)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
2.2
(5.6)
11.1
(28.2)
29.5
(74.9)
39.4
(100.1)
208.9
(530.6)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 17 13 13 11 14 13 11 11 10 10 14 16 153
Source: [2][3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 140 people, 79 households, and 27 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 14.0 people per square mile (5.4/km²). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 24.7 per square mile (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.86% White, 0.71% African American, 0.71% Native American, and 0.71% from two or more races.

There were 79 households out of which 11.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 65.8% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.77 and the average family size was 2.44.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 8.6% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 42.1% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,618. There were 7.4% of families and 15.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 18.2% of under eighteens and 10.5% of those over 64.

Images of Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana
Miners Saloon, 2003 
Looking East, January 2010 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Cooke City 2 W Climate Summary - Temperature". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cooke City 2 W Climate Summary - Precipitation". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.