Roundup, Montana

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Roundup, Montana
City
Musselshell County Courthouse
Musselshell County Courthouse
Location of Roundup, Montana
Location of Roundup, Montana
Coordinates: 46°26′54″N 108°32′34″W / 46.44833°N 108.54278°W / 46.44833; -108.54278Coordinates: 46°26′54″N 108°32′34″W / 46.44833°N 108.54278°W / 46.44833; -108.54278
Country United States
State Montana
County Musselshell
Area[1]
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,215 ft (980 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,788
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 1,840
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes 59072-59073
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-64525
GNIS feature ID 0778772

Roundup is a city in and the county seat of Musselshell County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 1,788[5] during the 2010 census.

Geography and climate[edit]

Roundup is located at 46°26′54″N 108°32′34″W / 46.44833°N 108.54278°W / 46.44833; -108.54278 (46.448401, -108.542676).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), all land.[1]

The Musselshell River runs through the city. Roundup is bordered to the South by the Bull Mountains which rise from the great plains over a hundred miles East of the front range of the Rocky Mountains.

Climate data for Roundup, Montana (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 39.1
(3.9)
43.1
(6.2)
51.8
(11)
61.3
(16.3)
70.6
(21.4)
79.1
(26.2)
88.9
(31.6)
88.1
(31.2)
76.4
(24.7)
62.5
(16.9)
47.3
(8.5)
37.8
(3.2)
62.1
(16.7)
Average low °F (°C) 15.5
(−9.2)
18.0
(−7.8)
24.6
(−4.1)
32.3
(0.2)
41.6
(5.3)
49.8
(9.9)
55.5
(13.1)
53.5
(11.9)
43.7
(6.5)
34.0
(1.1)
23.9
(−4.5)
15.2
(−9.3)
34.0
(1.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.34
(8.6)
0.34
(8.6)
0.69
(17.5)
1.35
(34.3)
2.28
(57.9)
2.63
(66.8)
1.70
(43.2)
1.14
(29)
1.19
(30.2)
1.02
(25.9)
0.41
(10.4)
0.42
(10.7)
13.50
(342.9)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.3
(13.5)
4.2
(10.7)
3.0
(7.6)
0.9
(2.3)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.5
(1.3)
3.0
(7.6)
5.3
(13.5)
22.3
(56.6)
Source: NOAA[7]

History[edit]

Roundup served as a place for cattlemen to "round up" their cattle along the Musselshell River. It was the trailhead in the Great Montana Centennial Cattle Drive[8] and now drives happen annually.

The area has coal mines, which combined with the agriculture, maintained the economy of the town. The Musselshell Valley Historical Museum captures the coal history as well as fossils and Indian artifacts.

"From Hell to Breakfast in Old Montana", by Leland Blanchard, tells the story of pioneers who lived and worked in Roundup in the early 1900s..

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19101,513
19202,43460.9%
19302,5775.9%
19402,6442.6%
19502,8568.0%
19602,842−0.5%
19702,116−25.5%
19802,1190.1%
19901,808−14.7%
20001,9316.8%
20101,788−7.4%
Est. 20161,840[3]2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10][11]
2015 Estimate[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,788 people, 814 households, and 445 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,334.3 inhabitants per square mile (515.2/km2). There were 973 housing units at an average density of 726.1 per square mile (280.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.3% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 814 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 43.6 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 1,931 people, 833 households, and 498 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,437.8 people per square mile (556.4/km²). There were 978 housing units at an average density of 728.2 per square mile (281.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.05% White, 0.16% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 833 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,144, and the median income for a family was $31,129. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $17,011 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,123. About 13.7% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Earl W. Bascom, rodeo pioneer, hall of fame inductee, "father of modern rodeo", cowboy artist and cousin to Charles M. Russell, worked on roundup on the Seven Crowfoot Ranch.
  • Richard Cebull, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Montana, born and raised in Roundup.
  • Bill Holm, art historian, was born in Roundup.
  • John Milkovich, member of the Louisiana State Senate; lawyer in Shreveport, Louisiana; reared in Roundup
  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Paul E. "Butch" Funk, EdD, commanded III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas from 1993-1995; commanded the 3rd Armored Division "Spearhead" during Operation Desert Storm; born and raised in Roundup.
  • Richard Gathercole “AK-47 bandit” has been linked to several bank robberies and police shootings across the U.S. Typically wore a balaclava mask and carried an AK-47 rifle with a drum magazine during the robberies, according to FBI officials.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ Census.gov. "Roundup, Montana". Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  8. ^ Chamber of Commerce. "Welcome". Archived from the original on 18 December 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  9. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Breakfast-Old-Montana-True/dp/1548434175/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508795893&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=leland+lanchard
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Census & Economic Information Center". Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  12. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.