Circle, Montana

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Circle, Montana
Town
Location of Circle, Montana
Location of Circle, Montana
Coordinates: 47°25′1″N 105°35′19″W / 47.41694°N 105.58861°W / 47.41694; -105.58861Coordinates: 47°25′1″N 105°35′19″W / 47.41694°N 105.58861°W / 47.41694; -105.58861
Country United States
State Montana
County McCone
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,451 ft (747 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 615
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 619
 • Density 790/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59215
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-14950
GNIS feature ID 0806926

Circle is a town in and the county seat of McCone County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 615 at the 2010 census.

The community was so named because a rancher there branded his cattle with the image of a circle.[5]

Geography[edit]

Circle is located at 47°25′1″N 105°35′19″W / 47.41694°N 105.58861°W / 47.41694; -105.58861 (47.416987, -105.588734).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.[1]

Circle is 192 miles from the nearest Starbucks, making it the community furthest from the nearest Starbucks in the lower 48 United States.[7]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Circle has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[8]

Climate data for Circle, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 29
(−2)
34
(1)
45
(7)
59
(15)
69
(21)
78
(26)
87
(31)
87
(31)
74
(23)
59
(15)
42
(6)
30
(−1)
57.8
(14.4)
Average low °F (°C) 8
(−13)
12
(−11)
22
(−6)
31
(−1)
42
(6)
50
(10)
56
(13)
55
(13)
44
(7)
32
(0)
20
(−7)
9
(−13)
31.8
(−0.2)
Average precipitation inches (mm) .35
(8.9)
.28
(7.1)
.55
(14)
1.22
(31)
2.13
(54.1)
2.36
(59.9)
2.17
(55.1)
1.34
(34)
1.22
(31)
.94
(23.9)
.31
(7.9)
.47
(11.9)
13.34
(338.8)
Source: U.S. Climate Data http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/circle/montana/united-states/usmt0064</ref>

[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 519
1940 685 32.0%
1950 856 25.0%
1960 1,117 30.5%
1970 964 −13.7%
1980 931 −3.4%
1990 805 −13.5%
2000 644 −20.0%
2010 615 −4.5%
Est. 2016 619 [3] 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10][11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 615 people, 278 households, and 159 families residing in the town. The population density was 788.5 inhabitants per square mile (304.4/km2). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 439.7 per square mile (169.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 278 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 45.9 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 26% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 644 people, 291 households, and 185 families residing in the town. The population density was 815.1 people per square mile (314.7/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 486.0 per square mile (187.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.89% White, 0.78% African American, 0.93% Native American, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 291 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $36,354. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $12,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,412. About 16.2% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 25. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Yanofsky, David (May 27, 2014). "A cartographic guide to Starbucks' global domination". Quartz. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Circle, Montana
  9. ^ Data, US Climate. "Climate Circle - Montana and Weather averages Circle". www.usclimatedata.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census & Economic Information Center". Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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