Daniels County, Montana

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Daniels County
Daniels County Courthouse in Scobey
Map of Montana highlighting Daniels County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 48°47′N 105°33′W / 48.79°N 105.55°W / 48.79; -105.55
Country United States
State Montana
Founded1920
Named forMansfield Daniels
SeatScobey
Largest cityScobey
Area
 • Total1,426 sq mi (3,690 km2)
 • Land1,426 sq mi (3,690 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1 km2)  0.03%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,661
 • Estimate 
(2021)
1,686 Increase
 • Density1.2/sq mi (0.45/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
  • Montana county number 37

Daniels County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,661.[1] Its county seat is Scobey.[2] It is on Montana's north border, and thus abuts the Canada–US border with Saskatchewan.

History[edit]

Daniels County was created in 1920 from portions of Sheridan and Valley Counties. The name comes from Mansfield Daniels, a local rancher.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,426 square miles (3,690 km2), of which 1,426 square miles (3,690 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.03%) is water.[4]

Daniels County is predominantly rolling plains. The Poplar River flows through the county.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Daniels County, Montana[5]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 799 78.80% 195 19.23% 20 1.97%
2016 730 75.88% 168 17.46% 64 6.65%
2012 740 73.49% 237 23.54% 30 2.98%
2008 694 64.68% 343 31.97% 36 3.36%
2004 764 68.28% 326 29.13% 29 2.59%
2000 750 67.57% 303 27.30% 57 5.14%
1996 558 42.53% 510 38.87% 244 18.60%
1992 496 36.39% 457 33.53% 410 30.08%
1988 802 57.49% 571 40.93% 22 1.58%
1984 984 66.62% 473 32.02% 20 1.35%
1980 1,086 65.19% 483 28.99% 97 5.82%
1976 816 49.79% 797 48.63% 26 1.59%
1972 973 61.82% 570 36.21% 31 1.97%
1968 826 52.15% 688 43.43% 70 4.42%
1964 742 42.89% 987 57.05% 1 0.06%
1960 763 44.26% 960 55.68% 1 0.06%
1956 982 50.93% 946 49.07% 0 0.00%
1952 1,092 62.47% 649 37.13% 7 0.40%
1948 624 40.97% 826 54.24% 73 4.79%
1944 680 44.85% 824 54.35% 12 0.79%
1940 807 42.01% 1,086 56.53% 28 1.46%
1936 467 22.08% 1,596 75.46% 52 2.46%
1932 482 25.56% 1,172 62.14% 232 12.30%
1928 936 53.92% 780 44.93% 20 1.15%
1924 505 35.19% 185 12.89% 745 51.92%
1920 811 60.12% 289 21.42% 249 18.46%

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19305,553
19404,563−17.8%
19503,946−13.5%
19603,755−4.8%
19703,083−17.9%
19802,835−8.0%
19902,266−20.1%
20002,017−11.0%
20101,751−13.2%
20201,661−5.1%
2021 (est.)1,686[6]1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2020[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[11] there were 2,017 people, 892 households, and 561 families living in the county. The population density was 1.4 people per square mile (0.55/km2). There were 1,154 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.03% White, 1.29% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 1.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.7% were of Norwegian, 20.0% German, 7.8% Irish and 5.5% French ancestry.

There were 892 households, out of which 23.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.10% were non-families. 33.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.84.

The county population contained 22.10% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 20.00% from 25 to 44, 29.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,306, and the median income for a family was $35,722. Males had a median income of $24,405 versus $18,421 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,055. About 13.40% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.20% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,751 people, 798 households, and 481 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 1.2 inhabitants per square mile (0.46/km2). There were 1,111 housing units at an average density of 0.8 per square mile (0.31/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 95.7% white, 2.1% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 39.4% were Norwegian, 31.8% were German, 9.0% were English, 8.3% were Irish, and 1.2% were American.[14]

Of the 798 households, 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.7% were non-families, and 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.77. The median age was 50.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $38,125 and the median income for a family was $49,479. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $25,921 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,737. About 9.8% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Economy[edit]

The main source of income for Daniels County has been cattle and dryland wheat.[16]

Education[edit]

There is one K-12 school serving all of Daniels County, Scobey High School.[17]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Town[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021". Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  7. ^ "United States Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "United States Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  16. ^ Merrill, Andrea; Judy Jacobson (1997). Montana almanac. Helena MT: Falcon Publishing. ISBN 1-56044-493-2.
  17. ^ Scobey Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. "Education". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  18. ^ Carbert, Daniels County MT Google Maps (accessed January 1, 2019)
  19. ^ Navajo, Daniels County MT Google Maps (accessed January 1, 2019)
  20. ^ Pleasant Prairie, Daniels County MT Google Maps (accessed January 1, 2019)
  21. ^ West Fork, Daniels County MT Google Maps (accessed January 1, 2019)

Coordinates: 48°47′N 105°33′W / 48.79°N 105.55°W / 48.79; -105.55