Hot Springs, Montana

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Hot Springs, Montana
Town
Motto: "Limp in, Leap out"
Location of Hot Springs, Montana
Location of Hot Springs, Montana
Coordinates: 47°36′32″N 114°40′19″W / 47.60889°N 114.67194°W / 47.60889; -114.67194Coordinates: 47°36′32″N 114°40′19″W / 47.60889°N 114.67194°W / 47.60889; -114.67194
Country United States
State Montana
County Sanders
Area[1]
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,841 ft (866 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 544
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 553
 • Density 1,431.6/sq mi (552.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59845
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-37825
GNIS feature ID 0772580

Hot Springs (Salish: nayyáykʷ, Ktunaxa: k̓utmiʔk [4][5]) is a town on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Sanders County, Montana, United States. The population was 544 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1910, it was incorporated in 1929.

Geography[edit]

Hot Springs is located at 47°36′32″N 114°40′19″W / 47.60889°N 114.67194°W / 47.60889; -114.67194 (47.608957, -114.672063)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.[1]

It is located near several mineral hot springs, from which the town derives its name.

Communications[edit]

The town of Hot Springs was featured in an article in Time Magazine regarding cell phone service. The town still had no cell phone towers and thus no reception, although the building of a tower is under discussion. The residents have mixed feelings about the need for cell phones.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 544 people, 297 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,431.6 inhabitants per square mile (552.7 /km2). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 1,031.6 per square mile (398.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.8% White, 0.6% African American, 9.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 9.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 297 households of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 63.6% were non-families. 55.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.72 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the town was 54 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.7% were from 25 to 44; 37% were from 45 to 64; and 26.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 531 people, 280 households, and 126 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,739.1 people per square mile (661.4/km²). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 1,260.9 per square mile (479.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.93% White, 0.19% African American, 9.98% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.58% of the population.

There were 280 households out of which 16.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.0% were non-families. 50.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $12,663, and the median income for a family was $21,786. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,690. About 33.3% of families and 38.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.8% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

The Hot Springs Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) east of the central business district of Hot Springs.[9]

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. ^ "FirstVoices: Nature / Environment - place names: words. Ktunaxa.". Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  5. ^ Tachini, Pete (2010). Seliš nyoʻnuntn, Medicine for the Salish language : English to Salish translation dictionary (2nd ed.). Pablo, MT: Salish Kootenai College Press. p. 317. ISBN 9781934594063. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Cell Service Gets Mixed Reception". Time Magazine. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for S09 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.

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