Gildford, Montana

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Gildford, Montana
downtown Gildford
downtown Gildford
Location of Gildford, Montana
Location of Gildford, Montana
Coordinates: 48°34′11″N 110°17′50″W / 48.56972°N 110.29722°W / 48.56972; -110.29722Coordinates: 48°34′11″N 110°17′50″W / 48.56972°N 110.29722°W / 48.56972; -110.29722
Country United States
State Montana
County Hill
 • Total 5.0 sq mi (13.0 km2)
 • Land 5.0 sq mi (13.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,831 ft (863 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 185
 • Density 36.9/sq mi (14.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59525
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-30700
GNIS feature ID 0771771

Gildford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hill County, Montana, United States. The population was 185 at the 2000 census.


Buildings in Gildford

Gildford is located at 48°34′11″N 110°17′50″W / 48.56972°N 110.29722°W / 48.56972; -110.29722 (48.569785, -110.297115).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all of it land. But it has a creek near Highway 2 at the edge of the town.


Historically Gildford had an independent public school district, but consolidated with the Kremlin, Montana school district to form the K-G School district in 1971.[citation needed] At that time the Junior and Senior High Schools were located in Gildford. Further consolidation occurred in advance of the 2005-06 school year. The K-G School district itself consolidated with the neighboring Blue Sky School District forming the North Star Public School District (Districts 99 and M). With this most recent merger, the elementary school is located in Gildford. The Junior and Senior high schools are now located in Rudyard, Montana.[2] The current mascot for North Star Public Schools is the Knight,[3] with the school colors being black, royal blue, and white.[citation needed]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 185 people, 76 households, and 54 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 36.9 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 17.2 per square mile (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.84% White, 1.08% Native American, and 1.08% from two or more races.

There were 76 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% 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 CDP, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $28,438 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,648. About 4.4% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 6.1% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Directory of Montana Schools, 2006-2007" (PDF). Montana Office of Public Instruction. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Montana High School Association - Member Schools". Montana High School Association. Archived from the original on September 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.