Glacier County, Montana

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Glacier County, Montana
Glacier County Courthouse in Cut Bank, Montana.JPG
Glacier County Courthouse in Cut Bank
Map of Montana highlighting Glacier County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1919
Seat Cut Bank
Largest city Cut Bank
Area
 • Total 3,037 sq mi (7,866 km2)
 • Land 2,995 sq mi (7,757 km2)
 • Water 42 sq mi (109 km2), 1.40%
Population
 • (2010) 13,399
 • Density 5/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.glaciercountymt.org

Glacier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,399.[1] Its county seat is Cut Bank.[2] It is across from the Canadian border of Alberta.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,037 square miles (7,865.8 km2), of which 2,995 square miles (7,757.0 km2) is land and 42 square miles (108.8 km2) (1.40%) is water.[3] About 70.85 percent of the county's land area lies within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Another 20.58 percent lies within Glacier National Park at the county's extreme west. The balance of the county, the extreme eastern section, is centered around its largest city, Cut Bank.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 4,178
1930 5,297 26.8%
1940 9,034 70.5%
1950 9,645 6.8%
1960 11,565 19.9%
1970 10,783 −6.8%
1980 10,628 −1.4%
1990 12,121 14.0%
2000 13,247 9.3%
2010 13,399 1.1%
Est. 2012 13,711 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

At the 2000 census[5], there were 13,247 people, 4,304 households and 3,245 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 per square mile (2/km²). There were 5,243 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 35.43% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 61.80% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 11.3% were of German ancestry according to Census 2000. 90.1% spoke English, 6.0% Blackfoot and 3.6% German as their first language.

There were 4,304 households of which 42.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.56.

34.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median household income was $27,921 and the median family income was $31,193. Males had a median income of $27,445 compared $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,597. About 23.5% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.7% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.

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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. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 48°42′N 113°01′W / 48.70°N 113.02°W / 48.70; -113.02