Rosebud County, Montana

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Rosebud County, Montana
Rosebud county courthouse.jpg
County courthouse in Forsyth
Map of Montana highlighting Rosebud 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 Forsyth
Largest city Colstrip
Area
 • Total 5,027 sq mi (13,020 km2)
 • Land 5,010 sq mi (12,976 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (44 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 9,398
 • Density 1.8/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.rosebudcountymt.gov

Rosebud County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. Rosebud County was established 11 February 1901, and has Montana vehicle license plate prefix 29.[1] As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,233.[2] Its county seat is Forsyth.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,027 square miles (13,020 km2), of which 5,010 square miles (13,000 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4] It is the fourth-largest county in Montana by land area and fifth-largest by total area.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 7,985
1920 8,002 0.2%
1930 7,347 −8.2%
1940 6,477 −11.8%
1950 6,570 1.4%
1960 6,187 −5.8%
1970 6,032 −2.5%
1980 9,899 64.1%
1990 10,505 6.1%
2000 9,383 −10.7%
2010 9,233 −1.6%
Est. 2016 9,287 [5] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 9,383 people, 3,307 households, and 2,417 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,912 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.40% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 32.41% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.8% were of German, 7.2% Irish, 7.1% English and 6.9% Norwegian ancestry. 87.6% spoke English, 8.3% Cheyenne, 1.9% Spanish and 1.0% German as their first language.

There were 3,307 households out of which 38.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.50% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,898, and the median income for a family was $41,631. Males had a median income of $38,688 versus $20,640 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,032. About 17.80% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.80% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,233 people, 3,395 households, and 2,318 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 1.8 inhabitants per square mile (0.69/km2). There were 4,057 housing units at an average density of 0.8 per square mile (0.31/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 61.3% white, 34.7% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.5% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.4% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 25.0% were American, 19.0% were German, 6.9% were English, and 6.6% were Irish.[13]

Of the 3,395 households, 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families, and 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.32. The median age was 36.5 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,776 and the median income for a family was $56,282. Males had a median income of $52,500 versus $28,306 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,844. About 13.6% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.3% 2,253 28.6% 987 6.2% 213
2012 56.9% 2,004 40.4% 1,422 2.8% 97
2008 46.4% 1,768 50.4% 1,919 3.2% 123
2004 55.3% 1,982 42.4% 1,520 2.3% 83
2000 53.4% 1,826 40.7% 1,394 5.9% 203
1996 38.4% 1,413 45.6% 1,681 16.0% 589
1992 28.8% 1,130 42.6% 1,669 28.6% 1,119
1988 48.1% 1,822 49.3% 1,869 2.7% 101
1984 54.8% 2,413 43.6% 1,920 1.6% 69
1980 54.5% 1,875 33.9% 1,167 11.7% 401
1976 51.2% 1,538 47.0% 1,413 1.8% 55
1972 63.2% 1,486 33.1% 777 3.7% 87
1968 56.4% 1,190 33.7% 711 9.9% 208
1964 47.6% 1,105 52.2% 1,212 0.2% 4
1960 57.8% 1,386 41.8% 1,002 0.5% 11
1956 63.0% 1,516 37.0% 890 0.0% 0
1952 67.9% 1,734 31.5% 805 0.6% 14
1948 50.7% 1,106 47.3% 1,031 2.0% 44
1944 50.2% 1,154 48.4% 1,114 1.4% 33
1940 46.8% 1,252 52.3% 1,399 1.0% 26
1936 32.4% 866 60.8% 1,624 6.7% 180
1932 36.6% 1,027 58.7% 1,646 4.7% 131
1928 59.4% 1,519 40.1% 1,025 0.6% 14
1924 49.1% 1,115 11.4% 259 39.5% 896
1920 68.2% 2,239 26.6% 873 5.2% 170
1916 44.0% 1,337 52.9% 1,608 3.2% 97
1912 33.9% 392 27.1% 313 39.0% 451[16]
1908 66.0% 515 30.1% 235 3.9% 30
1904 75.7% 460 22.0% 134 2.3% 14

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Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana History Wiki: Montana Counties". 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-10. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 368 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 80 votes, and Write-in candidate Eugene Chafin received 3 votes.

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Coordinates: 46°14′N 106°43′W / 46.23°N 106.72°W / 46.23; -106.72