Powell County, Montana

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Powell County, Montana
Powell County Courthouse 05.jpg
Powell County Courthouse, Deer Lodge, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Powell County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1901
Seat Deer Lodge
Largest city Deer Lodge
Area
 • Total 2,333 sq mi (6,042 km2)
 • Land 2,326 sq mi (6,024 km2)
 • Water 7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.29%
Population
 • (2010) 7,027
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.powellcountymontana.com

Powell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,027.[1] Its county seat is Deer Lodge.[2]

Geography[edit]

Powell County countryside, near Avon, Montana.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,333 square miles (6,040 km2), of which 2,326 square miles (6,020 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (0.29%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 5,904
1920 6,909 17.0%
1930 6,202 −10.2%
1940 6,152 −0.8%
1950 6,301 2.4%
1960 7,002 11.1%
1970 6,660 −4.9%
1980 6,958 4.5%
1990 6,620 −4.9%
2000 7,180 8.5%
2010 7,027 −2.1%
Est. 2012 7,096 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the [5] of 2000, there were 7,180 people, 2,422 households, and 1,634 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,930 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.52% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 3.51% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.0% were of German, 13.6% Irish, 9.7% English, 7.4% American and 5.8% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,422 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 143.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 151.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $35,836. Males had a median income of $26,366 versus $20,457 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,816. About 10.20% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The current Montana State Prison facility is located in an unincorporated area in the county, near Deer Lodge.[6]

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See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 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 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Montana State Prison." Montana Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 2, 2010. "Address: 400 Conley Lake Road; Deer Lodge, MT; 59722"

Coordinates: 46°51′N 112°56′W / 46.85°N 112.94°W / 46.85; -112.94

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