Harlowton, Montana

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Harlowton, Montana
City
Skyline, Harlowton, MT
Skyline, Harlowton, MT
Nickname(s): Harlo
Location of Harlowton, Montana
Location of Harlowton, Montana
Coordinates: 46°26′11″N 109°50′1″W / 46.43639°N 109.83361°W / 46.43639; -109.83361Coordinates: 46°26′11″N 109°50′1″W / 46.43639°N 109.83361°W / 46.43639; -109.83361
Country United States
State Montana
County Wheatland
Area[1]
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,196 ft (1,279 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 997
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 975
 • Density 1,719.0/sq mi (663.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59036
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-34450
GNIS feature ID 0772154
Website http://www.harlowtonchamber.com/

Harlowton is a city in and the county seat of Wheatland County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 997 at the 2010 census. The city was once the eastern terminus of electric operations (1914–74) of the Milwaukee Road railroad's "Pacific Extension" route, which went all the way to Avery, Idaho. Here, steam or diesel locomotives were changed or hooked up to electric locomotives. Harlowton was founded in 1900 as a station stop on the Montana Railroad, a predecessor to the Milwaukee, and was named for Richard A. Harlow, the Montana Railroad's president.

Welcome Monument -- Electric Switch Engine E57B 

Geography and climate[edit]

Harlowton is located at 46°26′11″N 109°50′1″W / 46.43639°N 109.83361°W / 46.43639; -109.83361 (46.436455, -109.833553)[5].

The town is located on the slopes of the Crazy Mountains. Other surrounding mountain ranges include the Big Snowy Mountains, Little Belt Mountains, Bull Mountains, and the Castle Mountains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all land.[1]

Climate data for Harlowton, Montana (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 37.7
(3.2)
41.1
(5.1)
49.0
(9.4)
57.4
(14.1)
66.9
(19.4)
75.2
(24)
84.4
(29.1)
84.0
(28.9)
73.1
(22.8)
59.9
(15.5)
45.2
(7.3)
36.7
(2.6)
59.2
(15.1)
Average low °F (°C) 14.7
(−9.6)
16.1
(−8.8)
21.7
(−5.7)
28.9
(−1.7)
37.0
(2.8)
45.0
(7.2)
49.7
(9.8)
48.0
(8.9)
39.7
(4.3)
30.4
(−0.9)
21.5
(−5.8)
14.6
(−9.7)
30.6
(−0.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.32
(8.1)
0.34
(8.6)
0.66
(16.8)
1.48
(37.6)
2.26
(57.4)
2.81
(71.4)
1.69
(42.9)
1.40
(35.6)
1.00
(25.4)
0.74
(18.8)
0.47
(11.9)
0.40
(10.2)
13.56
(344.4)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.1
(13)
4.7
(11.9)
6.0
(15.2)
4.2
(10.7)
0.7
(1.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(2)
1.3
(3.3)
3.9
(9.9)
5.2
(13.2)
31.9
(81)
Source: NOAA[6]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 997 people, 478 households and 267 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,719.0 inhabitants per square mile (663.7 /km2). There were 585 housing units at an average density of 1,008.6 per square mile (389.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 478 households of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 40.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city was 49.8 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 26.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[7] there were 1,062 people, 496 households and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,842.9 per square mile (707.0/km²). There were 599 housing units at an average density of 1,039.5 per square mile (398.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.08% White, 0.75% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.

There were 496 households of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.79.

20.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median household income was $23,636 and the median family income was $34,205. Males had a median income of $22,750 compared with $19,265 for females. The per capita income was $13,717. About 4.7% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.