Powell County, Montana

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Powell County, Montana
Powell County Courthouse 05.jpg
Powell County Courthouse, Deer Lodge, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Powell County
Location in the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1901
Seat Deer Lodge
Largest city Deer Lodge
Area
 • Total 2,333 sq mi (6,042 km2)
 • Land 2,326 sq mi (6,024 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 6,840
 • Density 3.0/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.powellcountymt.gov/ez/index.php

Powell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,027.[1] Its county seat is Deer Lodge.[2]

Geography[edit]

Powell County countryside, near Avon, Montana.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,333 square miles (6,040 km2), of which 2,326 square miles (6,020 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (0.3%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 5,904
1920 6,909 17.0%
1930 6,202 −10.2%
1940 6,152 −0.8%
1950 6,301 2.4%
1960 7,002 11.1%
1970 6,660 −4.9%
1980 6,958 4.5%
1990 6,620 −4.9%
2000 7,180 8.5%
2010 7,027 −2.1%
Est. 2016 6,858 [4] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2015[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 7,180 people, 2,422 households, and 1,634 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,930 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.52% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 3.51% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.0% were of German, 13.6% Irish, 9.7% English, 7.4% American and 5.8% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 2,422 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 143.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 151.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $35,836. Males had a median income of $26,366 versus $20,457 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,816. About 10.20% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,027 people, 2,466 households, and 1,582 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 3.0 inhabitants per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 3,105 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.50/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 92.4% white, 4.4% American Indian, 1.0% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 27.9% were German, 19.1% were Irish, 14.6% were English, 8.5% were Norwegian, and 4.7% were American.[12]

Of the 2,466 households, 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.8% were non-families, and 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 45.1 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $39,851 and the median income for a family was $45,339. Males had a median income of $30,163 versus $24,837 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,849. About 12.3% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 72.6% 2,029 19.7% 551 7.7% 214
2012 65.0% 1,806 32.0% 888 3.0% 83
2008 59.8% 1,683 36.3% 1,021 3.9% 110
2004 70.4% 1,993 26.9% 761 2.7% 76
2000 69.6% 1,971 22.5% 638 7.9% 223
1996 45.5% 1,274 34.0% 952 20.6% 576
1992 36.0% 1,058 33.7% 989 30.3% 891
1988 56.3% 1,574 42.0% 1,174 1.7% 47
1984 62.3% 1,877 35.4% 1,066 2.3% 69
1980 59.1% 1,770 29.5% 883 11.4% 340
1976 54.6% 1,610 44.1% 1,302 1.3% 39
1972 59.7% 1,720 36.4% 1,050 3.9% 112
1968 47.5% 1,301 44.0% 1,206 8.5% 232
1964 37.5% 1,140 62.4% 1,896 0.1% 4
1960 49.5% 1,497 50.3% 1,522 0.2% 6
1956 58.1% 1,683 41.9% 1,214 0.0% 0
1952 57.9% 1,783 41.6% 1,281 0.6% 18
1948 43.5% 1,163 53.4% 1,427 3.1% 84
1944 41.6% 1,100 57.7% 1,527 0.7% 18
1940 38.5% 1,116 60.8% 1,765 0.7% 21
1936 27.4% 799 70.7% 2,060 1.9% 55
1932 34.4% 1,031 62.4% 1,869 3.2% 95
1928 59.8% 1,568 39.3% 1,031 0.9% 23
1924 40.4% 982 23.0% 559 36.6% 890
1920 57.2% 1,345 33.5% 787 9.4% 220
1916 39.8% 939 56.7% 1,340 3.5% 83
1912 23.2% 335 37.7% 545 39.1% 565[15]
1908 49.6% 599 46.4% 560 4.0% 48
1904 60.5% 721 35.4% 422 4.0% 48

The current Montana State Prison facility is located in an unincorporated area in the county, near Deer Lodge.[16]

Communities[edit]

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Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  15. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 418 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 147 votes.
  16. ^ "Montana State Prison." Montana Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 2, 2010. "Address: 400 Conley Lake Road; Deer Lodge, MT; 59722"

Coordinates: 46°51′N 112°56′W / 46.85°N 112.94°W / 46.85; -112.94

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