Fort Shaw, Montana

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Fort Shaw, Montana
Location of Fort Shaw, Montana
Location of Fort Shaw, Montana
Coordinates: 47°30′16″N 111°48′41″W / 47.50444°N 111.81139°W / 47.50444; -111.81139Coordinates: 47°30′16″N 111°48′41″W / 47.50444°N 111.81139°W / 47.50444; -111.81139
Country United States
State Montana
County Cascade
 • Total 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,504 ft (1,068 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 280
 • Density 50/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59443
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-28600
GNIS feature ID 0771518

Fort Shaw is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cascade County, Montana, United States. The population was 280 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Fort Shaw is located at 47°30′16″N 111°48′41″W / 47.50444°N 111.81139°W / 47.50444; -111.81139 (47.504313, -111.811348).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (15 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 274 people, 101 households, and 73 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 48.6 people per square mile (18.8/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 20.4 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.81% White, 0.73% Native American, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $45,357. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,381. About 7.4% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.3% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Fort Shaw CDP, Montana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.