McCone County, Montana

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McCone County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting McCone County
Location in the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1919
Seat Circle
Largest town Circle
Area
 • Total 2,683 sq mi (6,949 km2)
 • Land 2,643 sq mi (6,845 km2)
 • Water 40 sq mi (104 km2), 1.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 1,683
 • Density 0.7/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website mcconecountymt.com

McCone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,734.[1] Its county seat is Circle.[2]

It was created in 1919 and was named in honor of State Senator George McCone,[3] who had been one of the first county commissioners of Dawson County.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,683 square miles (6,950 km2), of which 2,643 square miles (6,850 km2) is land and 40 square miles (100 km2) (1.5%) is water.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 4,747
1930 4,790 0.9%
1940 3,798 −20.7%
1950 3,258 −14.2%
1960 3,321 1.9%
1970 2,875 −13.4%
1980 2,702 −6.0%
1990 2,276 −15.8%
2000 1,977 −13.1%
2010 1,734 −12.3%
Est. 2016 1,700 [6] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2015[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 1,977 people, 810 households, and 596 families residing in the county. The population density was less than 1 people per square mile (0/km²), the 12th lowest in the United States. There were 1,087 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.37% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 1.37% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.4% were of German, 22.7% Norwegian, 8.8% American and 8.5% Irish ancestry. 99.5% spoke English and 0.5% German as their first language.

There were 810 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.90% were married couples living together, 3.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,718, and the median income for a family was $35,887. Males had a median income of $22,768 versus $15,368 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,162. About 14.10% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,734 people, 774 households, and 514 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 0.7 inhabitants per square mile (0.27/km2), the 10th lowest in the United States. There were 1,008 housing units at an average density of 0.4 per square mile (0.15/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 98.0% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.7% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 44.5% were German, 23.1% were Norwegian, 12.7% were American, 12.0% were Irish, and 8.8% were English.[14]

Of the 774 households, 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.6% were non-families, and 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77. The median age was 48.9 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,167 and the median income for a family was $56,406. Males had a median income of $33,185 versus $26,454 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,265. About 5.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Town[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.7% 862 14.1% 154 7.2% 79
2012 75.0% 745 22.5% 223 2.5% 25
2008 66.5% 726 29.4% 321 4.0% 44
2004 69.6% 791 28.1% 320 2.3% 26
2000 72.4% 827 23.4% 267 4.2% 48
1996 49.0% 615 31.1% 390 20.0% 251
1992 39.0% 528 31.3% 424 29.7% 402
1988 58.2% 814 40.5% 567 1.3% 18
1984 67.8% 1,015 30.7% 459 1.5% 23
1980 68.0% 1,000 23.7% 349 8.3% 122
1976 48.7% 730 50.0% 749 1.3% 20
1972 58.3% 854 38.4% 562 3.3% 49
1968 52.2% 733 41.9% 589 5.9% 83
1964 40.8% 615 59.1% 891 0.1% 1
1960 49.0% 743 50.4% 764 0.5% 8
1956 45.8% 752 54.2% 889 0.0% 0
1952 56.3% 900 42.2% 674 1.5% 24
1948 37.8% 518 51.2% 702 11.0% 151
1944 39.9% 526 57.8% 763 2.4% 31
1940 35.2% 529 61.8% 928 2.9% 44
1936 19.1% 332 78.6% 1,366 2.4% 41
1932 26.3% 456 58.9% 1,020 14.7% 255
1928 61.9% 946 36.2% 554 1.9% 29
1924 38.2% 494 11.1% 143 50.8% 657
1920 62.0% 1,177 28.3% 537 9.7% 184

McCone county is a solid Republican county. In the 2004 Presidential Election McCone County gave 90.10% of its votes to President George W. Bush and 8.12% to Senator John Kerry. In the 2012 Presidential Election Governor Mitt Romney received 89.84% of the county's votes, while President Barack Obama only received 8.08% of the votes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ McCone County Home
  4. ^ Bill Babcock (August 1987). "Montana Historical and Architectural Inventory: McCone Residence / Dobson Residence" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved July 9, 2017.  With two photos from 1987.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 47°39′N 105°48′W / 47.65°N 105.80°W / 47.65; -105.80