Musselshell County, Montana

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Musselshell County, Montana
Musselshell county courthouse.jpg
The Musselshell County Courthouse in Roundup
Map of Montana highlighting Musselshell County
Location in the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1911[1]
Seat Roundup
Largest city Roundup
Area
 • Total 1,871 sq mi (4,846 km2)
 • Land 1,868 sq mi (4,838 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 4,582
 • Density 2.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Musselshell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,538.[2] Its county seat is Roundup.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,871 square miles (4,850 km2), of which 1,868 square miles (4,840 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[4]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.6% 1,967 13.6% 332 5.8% 142
2012 76.2% 1,833 20.4% 492 3.4% 82
2008 68.6% 1,581 27.6% 636 3.9% 89
2004 74.0% 1,663 23.9% 538 2.1% 46
2000 71.7% 1,582 23.2% 512 5.1% 113
1996 54.0% 1,121 31.4% 652 14.6% 303
1992 39.3% 876 29.1% 648 31.6% 704
1988 58.1% 1,280 40.7% 898 1.2% 26
1984 65.3% 1,541 33.1% 781 1.6% 37
1980 58.0% 1,279 35.6% 784 6.4% 141
1976 54.1% 1,117 44.7% 922 1.3% 26
1972 61.1% 1,202 35.0% 689 3.9% 76
1968 51.2% 953 42.7% 795 6.2% 115
1964 40.9% 823 59.1% 1,189 0.0% 0
1960 50.1% 1,107 49.8% 1,100 0.1% 3
1956 51.1% 1,165 48.9% 1,115 0.0% 0
1952 50.1% 1,253 49.6% 1,240 0.4% 9
1948 40.5% 1,010 47.6% 1,188 11.9% 298
1944 42.3% 1,004 56.5% 1,342 1.2% 29
1940 36.8% 1,086 61.2% 1,807 2.0% 59
1936 25.6% 771 69.4% 2,092 5.0% 151
1932 36.0% 1,021 55.8% 1,584 8.3% 235
1928 50.6% 1,608 45.4% 1,444 4.1% 129
1924 45.6% 1,488 7.6% 247 46.9% 1,532
1920 59.2% 1,910 29.5% 951 11.3% 364
1916 42.9% 1,738 50.3% 2,036 6.8% 275
1912 30.8% 483 30.0% 470 39.2% 615[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 12,030
1930 7,242 −39.8%
1940 5,717 −21.1%
1950 5,408 −5.4%
1960 4,888 −9.6%
1970 3,734 −23.6%
1980 4,428 18.6%
1990 4,106 −7.3%
2000 4,497 9.5%
2010 4,538 0.9%
Est. 2016 4,589 [6] 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2015[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there are 4,497 people, 1,878 households, and 1,235 families residing in the county. The population density is 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There are 2,317 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county is 96.91% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.6% were of German, 14.8% English, 8.4% Norwegian, 8.1% Irish and 7.4% American ancestry. 96.5% spoke English and 2.6% German as their first language.

There are 1,878 households out of which 27.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% are married couples living together, 6.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% are non-families. 30.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33, and the average family size is 2.91.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 29.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $25,527, and the median income for a family is $32,298. Males have a median income of $25,000 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,389. 19.90% of the population and 13.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.70% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,538 people, 2,046 households, and 1,276 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 2.4 inhabitants per square mile (0.93/km2). There were 2,654 housing units at an average density of 1.4 per square mile (0.54/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 96.1% white, 1.3% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.6% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 28.1% were German, 16.5% were English, 16.1% were Irish, 7.6% were Norwegian, and 7.0% were American.[14]

Of the 2,046 households, 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.6% were non-families, and 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.78. The median age was 49.1 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,033 and the median income for a family was $47,860. Males had a median income of $33,182 versus $25,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,875. About 14.1% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.[15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  5. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 400 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 215 votes.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. 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. 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. 

Coordinates: 46°29′N 108°24′W / 46.49°N 108.40°W / 46.49; -108.40