Sheridan County, Montana
|Sheridan County, Montana|
The Sheridan County Courthouse in Plentywood, MT
Location in the state of Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 11, 1913|
1,706 sq mi (4,419 km²)
1,677 sq mi (4,343 km²)
30 sq mi (78 km²), 1.74%
2/sq mi (0.78/km²)
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Sheridan County was established in 1913 when the Montana Legislature split Dawson and Valley Counties. It was named after American Civil War General Philip Sheridan. It is south from the Canadian border of Saskatchewan.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,706 square miles (4,419 km²), of which, 1,677 square miles (4,342 km²) of it is land and 30 square miles (77 km²) of it (1.74%) is water.
Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
- Daniels County, Montana - west
- Roosevelt County, Montana - south
- Williams County, North Dakota - east
- Divide County, North Dakota - east
- Happy Valley No. 10, Saskatchewan - north
- Surprise Valley No. 9, Saskatchewan - north
- Lake Alma No. 8, Saskatchewan - north
||Happy Valley No. 10, Saskatchewan, Canada; Surprise Valley No. 9, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Lake Alma No. 8, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Daniels County||Divide County, North Dakota and Williams County, North Dakota|
National protected area
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,105 people, 1,741 households, and 1,140 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.4 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 2,167 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.5% were of Norwegian, 19.0% German and 8.9% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,741 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 22.20% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,518, and the median income for a family was $35,345. Males had a median income of $23,053 versus $20,112 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,038. About 10.60% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.
- List of cemeteries in Sheridan County, Montana
- List of lakes in Sheridan County, Montana
- List of mountains in Sheridan County, Montana
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Sheridan County, Montana
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