Granite County, Montana

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Granite County, Montana
Granite County Jail.jpg
Map of Montana highlighting Granite County
Location in the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded March 2[1], 1893 [1]
Seat Philipsburg
Largest town Philipsburg
Area
 • Total 1,733 sq mi (4,488 km2)
 • Land 1,727 sq mi (4,473 km2)
 • Water 5.6 sq mi (15 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 3,368
 • Density 1.95/sq mi (0.75/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/−6
Website www.co.granite.mt.us

Granite County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,079.[2] Its county seat is Philipsburg.[3] The county was founded in 1893 and named for a mountain which contains the Granite Mountain silver mine.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,733 square miles (4,490 km2), of which 1,727 square miles (4,470 km2) is land and 5.6 square miles (15 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[6]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 67.1% 1,192 26.6% 472 6.4% 113
2012 64.9% 1,107 31.3% 533 3.8% 65
2008 59.0% 1,013 35.0% 601 6.1% 104
2004 71.3% 1,144 25.2% 404 3.6% 57
2000 74.3% 1,181 18.6% 295 7.2% 114
1996 52.1% 733 30.5% 429 17.4% 245
1992 42.1% 556 27.1% 358 30.9% 408
1988 59.5% 789 38.5% 511 2.0% 26
1984 66.6% 880 31.5% 417 1.9% 25
1980 59.2% 811 32.0% 439 8.8% 121
1976 58.7% 746 40.0% 509 1.3% 17
1972 62.3% 804 32.7% 422 5.0% 65
1968 49.6% 626 39.8% 502 10.7% 135
1964 44.4% 527 55.4% 658 0.2% 2
1960 54.6% 722 44.8% 592 0.7% 9
1956 62.7% 896 37.3% 533 0.0% 0
1952 65.9% 923 33.8% 473 0.4% 5
1948 52.0% 659 44.7% 567 3.3% 42
1944 54.5% 702 44.6% 574 0.9% 12
1940 45.9% 784 53.6% 917 0.5% 9
1936 27.6% 475 71.2% 1,227 1.3% 22
1932 37.3% 536 59.4% 855 3.3% 48
1928 62.2% 849 37.3% 509 0.6% 8
1924 43.5% 582 26.4% 353 30.2% 404
1920 64.2% 949 29.7% 439 6.1% 90
1916 38.8% 574 54.9% 812 6.3% 93
1912 21.9% 195 38.9% 346 39.2% 348[7]
1908 40.5% 369 53.2% 485 6.4% 58
1904 49.4% 576 44.7% 521 5.9% 69

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19004,328
19102,942−32.0%
19204,16741.6%
19303,013−27.7%
19403,40112.9%
19502,773−18.5%
19603,0148.7%
19702,737−9.2%
19802,700−1.4%
19902,548−5.6%
20002,83011.1%
20103,0798.8%
Est. 20163,368[8]9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2015[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 2,830 people, 1,200 households, and 784 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,074 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.25% White, 1.27% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.8% were of German, 13.5% English, 13.1% Irish, 8.3% American and 7.2% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 1,200 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 30.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 105.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $33,485. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $17,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,636. About 13.90% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.20% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,079 people, 1,417 households, and 911 families residing in the county.[14] The population density was 1.8 inhabitants per square mile (0.69/km2). There were 2,822 housing units at an average density of 1.6 per square mile (0.62/km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.5% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 26.2% were German, 20.2% were Irish, 18.8% were English, 13.5% were Norwegian, and 7.9% were American.[16]

Of the 1,417 households, 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.7% were non-families, and 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.63. The median age was 52.1 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,052 and the median income for a family was $47,685. Males had a median income of $41,307 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,222. About 7.5% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Communities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Montana County Formation Time Line
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 141. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  7. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 356 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 92 votes.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Loen, J.S., M.J. Blaskowski, and J.E. Elliott. (1989). Geology and mineral deposits of the Miners Gulch Area, Granite County, Montana [U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1791]. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 46°25′N 113°27′W / 46.42°N 113.45°W / 46.42; -113.45