Lolo, Montana

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Lolo, Montana
CDP
Lolo montana 01.jpg
Nickname(s): (Salish: čkʷlkʷqin [1])
Location of Lolo, Montana. Grey shading indicates Missoula.
Location of Lolo, Montana. Grey shading indicates Missoula.
Coordinates: 46°45′55″N 114°5′9″W / 46.76528°N 114.08583°W / 46.76528; -114.08583Coordinates: 46°45′55″N 114°5′9″W / 46.76528°N 114.08583°W / 46.76528; -114.08583
Country United States
State Montana
County Missoula
Area
 • Total 9.7 sq mi (25.2 km2)
 • Land 9.5 sq mi (24.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 3,199 ft (975 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,892
 • Density 356.2/sq mi (137.5/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59847
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-44650
GNIS feature ID 0786464

Lolo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Missoula County, Montana, United States. It is part of the 'Missoula, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 3,892 at the 2010 census, an increase from its population of 3,388 in 2000. It is home to Travelers' Rest State Park, a site where Lewis and Clark camped in 1805 and again in 1806. It is one of the few sites in the nation with physical confirmation of their visit.[2]

Geography[edit]

Lolo is located at 46°45′55″N 114°5′9″W / 46.76528°N 114.08583°W / 46.76528; -114.08583 (46.765210, -114.085892).[3] The town lies at the confluence of U.S. Routes 12 and 93, and at the eastern end of the Lolo Trail.It, also, sits at the confluence of Lolo Creek and the Bitterroot River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25 km2), of which 9.5 square miles (25 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (2.16%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,418
1990 2,746 13.6%
2000 3,388 23.4%
2010 3,892 14.9%

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 3,892 people, 1,218 households, and 936 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 356.2 people per square mile (137.6/km²). There were 1,263 housing units at an average density of 132.8 per square mile (51.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.69% White, 0.24% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 1,218 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,846, and the median income for a family was $46,629. Males had a median income of $30,392 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,369. About 2.5% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • James Lee Burke, bestselling mystery writer, maintains a home here.
  • Richard Manning, award winning environmentalist author and journalist, resides here.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lolo has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[5]

Climate data for Lolo, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0
(32)
4
(39)
9
(48)
16
(60)
21
(69)
26
(78)
30
(86)
29
(85)
23
(73)
17
(62)
7
(44)
2
(35)
15.3
(59.3)
Average low °C (°F) −14
(6)
−12
(11)
−6
(21)
−1
(31)
5
(41)
9
(49)
12
(53)
11
(51)
5
(41)
−1
(30)
−8
(18)
−13
(9)
−1.1
(30.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
28
(1.1)
53
(2.1)
58
(2.3)
36
(1.4)
38
(1.5)
30
(1.2)
18
(0.7)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
332
(13.1)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nkwusm (2006), Intro to the Salish Language C, Series 1 Part 2, retrieved 2013-05-03 
  2. ^ Welcome to Travelers' Rest
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Lolo, Montana
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on November 2, 2013.

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