Geraldine, Montana

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Geraldine, Montana
Town
First National Bank of Geraldine
First National Bank of Geraldine
Location of Geraldine, Montana
Location of Geraldine, Montana
Coordinates: 47°36′9″N 110°16′4″W / 47.60250°N 110.26778°W / 47.60250; -110.26778Coordinates: 47°36′9″N 110°16′4″W / 47.60250°N 110.26778°W / 47.60250; -110.26778
Country United States
State Montana
County Chouteau
Area[1]
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,136 ft (956 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 261
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 270
 • Density 501.9/sq mi (193.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59446
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-30400
GNIS feature ID 0771740

Geraldine is a town in Chouteau County, Montana, United States. The population was 261 at the 2010 census. The area around the town is an agricultural, largely wheat-producing region.

History[edit]

Geraldine was originally created as a stop on the Milwaukee Road railroad. It was named for Almira Geraldine Rockefeller (or perhaps her daughter, Ethel Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge), the wife of William Rockefeller, the director of the railroad at the time.[4]

Geraldine Depot

The town's wood-constructed railroad depot, built in 1913, has been restored in recent years and now contains displays on the history of the area.

The Milwaukee Road built a branch line from Harlowton, Montana to Great Falls, MT in 1916. The town of Geraldine was named for the wife of one of the railroad executives. The depot was built in 1916 and has been restored. It is a Montana Historic Site and on the National Register of Historic Places. The Central Montana Rail runs a tourist train from Lewistown to Geraldine in the summer and passengers get to tour the restored depot.

Geography[edit]

Geraldine is located at 47°36′9″N 110°16′4″W / 47.60250°N 110.26778°W / 47.60250; -110.26778 (47.602384, -110.267779).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 261 people, 110 households, and 69 families residing in the town. The population density was 501.9 inhabitants per square mile (193.8/km2). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 269.2 per square mile (103.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.9% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 110 households of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 45.3 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 284 people, 115 households, and 79 families residing in the town. The population density was 547.0 people per square mile (210.9/km²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 271.6 per square mile (104.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.65% White, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,893, and the median income for a family was $36,429. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,403. About 2.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.4% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ "Geraldine - Russell Country Montana". Montana Office of Tourism. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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