Yellowstone County, Montana

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Yellowstone County, Montana
Seal of Yellowstone County, Montana
Seal
Map of Montana highlighting Yellowstone County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1883
Named for Yellowstone River
Seat Billings
Largest city Billings
Area
 • Total 2,649 sq mi (6,861 km2)
 • Land 2,635 sq mi (6,825 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 0.52%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 154,162
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov

Yellowstone County is a county located in the State of Montana. As of the 2013 United States Census Bureau estimate, its population was 154,162,[1] making it the most populous county in Montana. Its county seat is Billings.[2] Yellowstone County is named for the Yellowstone River which roughly bisects the county from southwest to northeast.[3] The river in turn was named after the yellow Sandstone cliffs in what is now Yellowstone county.[4]

Yellowstone County is included in the Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,649 square miles (6,860 km2), of which, 2,635 square miles (6,820 km2) of it is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) of it (0.52%) is water.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,065
1900 6,212 200.8%
1910 22,944 269.3%
1920 29,600 29.0%
1930 30,785 4.0%
1940 41,182 33.8%
1950 55,875 35.7%
1960 79,016 41.4%
1970 87,367 10.6%
1980 108,035 23.7%
1990 113,419 5.0%
2000 129,352 14.0%
2010 147,972 14.4%
Est. 2013 154,162 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census of 2000, there were 129,352 people, 52,084 households, and 34,219 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 54,563 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.78% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 3.05% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 3.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.1% were of German, 10.4% Norwegian, 9.7% Irish, 9.3% English and 5.4% American ancestry.

There were 52,084 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,727, and the median income for a family was $45,277. Males had a median income of $33,475 versus $21,566 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,303. About 8.50% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yellowstone County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Montana Digital Atlas - Montana Natural Resources Information System". Montana State Library, State of Montana. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  4. ^ History of Yellowstone as a Place Name
  5. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved August 14, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 45°56′N 108°16′W / 45.94°N 108.27°W / 45.94; -108.27