Fallon County, Montana

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Fallon County, Montana
Baker MT Fallon County Courthouse.jpg
Fallon County Courthouse in Baker
Map of Montana highlighting Fallon County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded December 9, 1913
Seat Baker
Largest city Baker
Area
 • Total 1,623 sq mi (4,204 km2)
 • Land 1,621 sq mi (4,198 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2), 0.1%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 3,079
 • Density 1.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.falloncounty.net

Fallon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,890.[1] Its county seat is Baker.[2] The county was created in 1913 after being carved out of Custer County. The name comes from Benjamin O'Fallon, a nephew of Captain William Clark and an Indian agent for the upper Missouri region from 1823 to 1827.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,623 square miles (4,200 km2), of which 1,621 square miles (4,200 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 4,548
1930 4,568 0.4%
1940 3,719 −18.6%
1950 3,660 −1.6%
1960 3,997 9.2%
1970 4,050 1.3%
1980 3,763 −7.1%
1990 3,103 −17.5%
2000 2,837 −8.6%
2010 2,890 1.9%
Est. 2013 3,079 6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,837 people, 1,140 households, and 803 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,410 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.59% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.4% were of German, 16.9% Norwegian, 10.0% Irish and 8.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.2% spoke English and 1.7% German as their first language.

There were 1,140 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,944, and the median income for a family was $38,636. Males had a median income of $27,045 versus $18,077 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,014. About 9.50% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.50% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airport[edit]

The Baker Municipal Airport is located one nautical mile (1.15 mi, 1.85 km) southeast of central business district of the City of Baker.[9]

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for BHK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.

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Coordinates: 46°21′N 104°25′W / 46.35°N 104.41°W / 46.35; -104.41