Madison County, Montana

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Madison County, Montana
44656 Madison County Courthouse.jpg
Madison County Courthouse in Virginia City
Map of Montana highlighting Madison County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Founded1865
Named forJames Madison[1]
SeatVirginia City
Largest townEnnis
Area
 • Total3,603 sq mi (9,332 km2)
 • Land3,587 sq mi (9,290 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (39 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)8,175
 • Density2.1/sq mi (0.8/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6
Websitewww.madison.mt.gov
Footnotes:  
  • Montana county number 25

Madison County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 7,691.[2] Its county seat is Virginia City.[3] The county was founded in 1865;[4] at the time it was part of the Montana Territory.

Geography[edit]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 3,603 square miles (9,330 km2), of which 3,587 square miles (9,290 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (0.4%) 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 69.5% 3,297 24.9% 1,180 5.6% 266
2012 69.1% 3,130 28.4% 1,289 2.5% 113
2008 61.8% 2,822 35.2% 1,607 3.0% 139
2004 72.9% 2,868 25.0% 983 2.1% 82
2000 72.7% 2,656 20.7% 758 6.6% 242
1996 56.8% 1,984 27.3% 955 15.9% 556
1992 42.9% 1,415 23.6% 779 33.5% 1,105
1988 68.6% 2,045 29.5% 878 1.9% 57
1984 75.2% 2,308 23.1% 708 1.7% 53
1980 70.6% 2,220 21.5% 676 7.9% 249
1976 64.7% 1,688 33.3% 870 2.0% 52
1972 68.8% 1,780 25.9% 669 5.4% 139
1968 56.4% 1,289 32.1% 734 11.5% 263
1964 53.1% 1,276 46.8% 1,125 0.1% 2
1960 59.0% 1,456 40.9% 1,010 0.1% 3
1956 64.2% 1,662 35.8% 925 0.0% 0
1952 72.4% 1,993 27.3% 751 0.3% 8
1948 55.2% 1,300 42.7% 1,006 2.2% 51
1944 55.3% 1,278 44.2% 1,022 0.6% 13
1940 47.8% 1,557 51.4% 1,674 0.8% 25
1936 34.8% 1,006 62.9% 1,819 2.3% 65
1932 36.9% 1,097 59.3% 1,764 3.9% 115
1928 68.4% 1,785 31.1% 812 0.5% 14
1924 45.9% 1,137 27.1% 672 27.1% 671
1920 63.2% 1,672 33.1% 877 3.7% 97
1916 42.4% 1,279 55.4% 1,672 2.2% 67
1912 27.2% 506 44.1% 822 28.7% 535
1908 46.7% 964 49.8% 1,029 3.5% 72
1904 55.2% 1,314 40.8% 971 4.1% 97

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18702,684
18803,91545.9%
18904,69219.8%
19007,69564.0%
19107,229−6.1%
19207,4953.7%
19306,323−15.6%
19407,29415.4%
19505,998−17.8%
19605,211−13.1%
19705,014−3.8%
19805,4488.7%
19905,9899.9%
20006,85114.4%
20107,69112.3%
Est. 20178,175[7]6.3%
US Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2017[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[12] there were 6,851 people, 2,956 households, and 1,921 families in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 4,671 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.02% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.6% were of German, 16.4% English, 11.0% Irish, 7.8% American and 7.3% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 2,956 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.00% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.

The county population contained 22.90% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 30.10% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,233, and the median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income of $26,606 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,944. About 10.20% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,691 people, 3,560 households, and 2,192 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 2.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.81/km2). There were 6,940 housing units at an average density of 1.9 per square mile (0.73/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 96.8% white, 0.5% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 31.0% were German, 19.7% were English, 18.9% were Irish, 7.3% were Norwegian, 5.9% were Swedish, 5.0% were Scottish, and 2.9% were American.[15]

Of the 3,560 households, 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families, and 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.67. The median age was 49.8 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $42,998 and the median income for a family was $52,636. Males had a median income of $38,495 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,205. About 8.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.[16]

Communities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Former communities[edit]

Individual residences (identified on aerial map)[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 196.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "2010 Census GazetteerFiles". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  16. ^ "Selected Economic Characteistics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  17. ^ Beacon Point MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  18. ^ Cameron MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  19. ^ Jeffers MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  20. ^ Junction MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  21. ^ Laurin MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  22. ^ Mammoth MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  23. ^ McAllister MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  24. ^ Nevada City, Madison County MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  25. ^ Red Bluff MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  26. ^ Rochester MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  27. ^ Ruby MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  28. ^ Silver Star MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  29. ^ Sterling MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  30. ^ Summit, Madison County MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  31. ^ Ball Place MT (accessed 3 January 2019)
  32. ^ Fries Place MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  33. ^ Grahams Place MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  34. ^ Hoffman Place MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  35. ^ Reeder Place MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)
  36. ^ Woodward Place MT Google Maps (accessed 3 January 2019)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°18′N 111°55′W / 45.30°N 111.92°W / 45.30; -111.92