Forsyth, Montana

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Forsyth, Montana
City
Downtown Forsyth
Downtown Forsyth
Location of Forsyth, Montana
Location of Forsyth, Montana
Coordinates: 46°16′0″N 106°40′40″W / 46.26667°N 106.67778°W / 46.26667; -106.67778Coordinates: 46°16′0″N 106°40′40″W / 46.26667°N 106.67778°W / 46.26667; -106.67778
Country United States
State Montana
County Rosebud
Area[1]
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,523 ft (769 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,777
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 1,869
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (690/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59327
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-27700
GNIS feature ID 0771501

Forsyth is a city in and the county seat of Rosebud County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 1,777 at the 2010 census. Forsyth was established in 1876 as the first settlement on the Yellowstone River, and in 1882 residents named the town after General James William Forsyth[5] who commanded Fort Maginnis, Montana during the Indian Wars and the 7th Cavalry at the Wounded Knee Massacre. The town has long been a transportation nexus, starting with steamboats on the river and progressing to the Northern Pacific Railway and Interstate 94.

History[edit]

Forsyth was established as a settlement on the Yellowstone in 1876 as a steamboat landing supporting United States Army operations in the Indian Wars.[6]

in 1882, Thomas Alexander traded land to the Northern Pacific Railway to start the town, and developed four buildings on main street.[7]

On April 21, 1894, several hundred men of Coxey's Army inspired by Jacob Coxey and led by William Hogan, commandeered a Northern Pacific Railway train in Butte, Montana headed for Washington, DC. After stopping in Bozeman, they fought Federal Marshals in Billings with one man killed and several wounded. They were finally apprehended in Forsyth on April 25, by five companies of the 22nd Infantry Regiment [8] and Troop L, 8th Cavalry from Fort Keogh, Cheyenne soldiers known as "Casey's scouts." The incident marked one of the few instances in American history where U.S. Native American troops were used against white civilians. Although some escapes occurred, 331 of the Coxeyites were taken to Helena as prisoners.[9]

In the 1980s Forsyth served as the home of the United States Air Force 1st Combat Evaluation Group Detachment 18, evaluating radar observability for B-52's on training runs.[10]

Geography[edit]

Forsyth is located at 46°16′00″N 106°40′40″W / 46.266675°N 106.677684°W / 46.266675; -106.677684 (46.266675, -106.677684).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The data below represent the time period from 1975 until July 2018, when this table was created.

Climate data for Forsyth, MT
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21)
73
(23)
86
(30)
91
(33)
99
(37)
106
(41)
110
(43)
105
(41)
102
(39)
93
(34)
82
(28)
70
(21)
110
(43)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 55.7
(13.2)
59.8
(15.4)
72.0
(22.2)
82.4
(28)
89.2
(31.8)
96.4
(35.8)
101.3
(38.5)
99.1
(37.3)
94.0
(34.4)
83.0
(28.3)
69.0
(20.6)
56.5
(13.6)
102.4
(39.1)
Average high °F (°C) 33.2
(0.7)
39.2
(4)
50.1
(10.1)
61.8
(16.6)
70.8
(21.6)
80.1
(26.7)
89.0
(31.7)
87.4
(30.8)
76.1
(24.5)
62.1
(16.7)
46.0
(7.8)
34.8
(1.6)
60.9
(16.1)
Average low °F (°C) 8.7
(−12.9)
13.5
(−10.3)
23.4
(−4.8)
33.1
(0.6)
42.8
(6)
51.5
(10.8)
57.4
(14.1)
55.0
(12.8)
44.5
(6.9)
33.3
(0.7)
20.8
(−6.2)
11.0
(−11.7)
32.9
(0.5)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −17.0
(−27.2)
−10.8
(−23.8)
1.1
(−17.2)
18.1
(−7.7)
28.4
(−2)
40.3
(4.6)
47.7
(8.7)
43.1
(6.2)
30.7
(−0.7)
17.4
(−8.1)
−2.6
(−19.2)
−15.2
(−26.2)
−23.8
(−31)
Record low °F (°C) −38
(−39)
−38
(−39)
−27
(−33)
1
(−17)
19
(−7)
34
(1)
41
(5)
32
(0)
19
(−7)
−11
(−24)
−27
(−33)
−44
(−42)
−44
(−42)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.48
(12.2)
0.43
(10.9)
0.88
(22.4)
1.47
(37.3)
2.59
(65.8)
2.26
(57.4)
1.34
(34)
1.09
(27.7)
1.38
(35.1)
1.22
(31)
0.70
(17.8)
0.53
(13.5)
14.37
(365.1)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 6.5
(16.5)
4.7
(11.9)
4.8
(12.2)
1.6
(4.1)
0.7
(1.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
1.3
(3.3)
4.1
(10.4)
6.1
(15.5)
30
(76.2)
Source: https://wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?mt3098

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890308
19101,398
19201,83831.5%
19301,591−13.4%
19401,6966.6%
19501,90612.4%
19602,0326.6%
19701,873−7.8%
19802,55336.3%
19902,178−14.7%
20001,944−10.7%
20101,777−8.6%
Est. 20161,869[3]5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
2015 Estimate[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,777 people, 807 households, and 472 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,794.9 inhabitants per square mile (693.0/km2). There were 921 housing units at an average density of 930.3 per square mile (359.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.5% African American, 1.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 807 households of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 46.4 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 1,944 people, 826 households, and 525 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,759.0 people per square mile (676.2/km2). There were 976 housing units at an average density of 883.1 per square mile (339.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.42% White, 0.21% African American, 2.26% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 826 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,533, and the median income for a family was $44,100. Males had a median income of $36,827 versus $19,038 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,994. About 9.4% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Radio stations[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

The Forsyth High School offers a variety classes and is developing capabilities under a technology plan to prepare its students for higher education. The plan has been updated frequently since 1997, and features plans for maintaining internet capability, and laboratory instrument capabilities.[15]

The Forsyth Dogies play in the 3B conference with the Baker Spartans, Colstrip Colts, Lame Deer Morningstars, Lodge Grass Indians, and St.Labre Braves. The school colors are purple and white.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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. ^ "Origins of Names on Milwaukee". Roundup Record-Tribune & Winnett Times. August 22, 1940. p. 6. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Apsaalooke (Crow) Scouts". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  7. ^ "Forsyth, Montana". Montana: The Magazine of Western History. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  8. ^ "The Coxey Brigade Must All Go To Court" (PDF). Saint Paul Daily Globe. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  9. ^ "22nd Infantry Regiment at Fort Keogh 1888-1896". Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  10. ^ "To provide for the conveyance of the Radar Bomb Scoring Site, Forsyth, Montana. S 886". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ "Forsyth School Technology Development Plan". Forsyth School District. Retrieved 2008-12-09. [permanent dead link]

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