White Sulphur Springs, Montana

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White Sulphur Springs
Highway 12 looking west toward the Big Belt Mountains
Highway 12 looking west toward the Big Belt Mountains
Nickname(s): 
Sulphurville
Location of White Sulphur Springs, Montana
Location of White Sulphur Springs, Montana
Coordinates: 46°32′47″N 110°54′9″W / 46.54639°N 110.90250°W / 46.54639; -110.90250Coordinates: 46°32′47″N 110°54′9″W / 46.54639°N 110.90250°W / 46.54639; -110.90250
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountyMeagher
Area
 • Total0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Land0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
5,043 ft (1,537 m)
Population
 • Total939
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
931
 • Density935.68/sq mi (361.43/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59645
Area code(s)406
FIPS code30-80050
GNIS feature ID0793216

White Sulphur Springs is a city in and the county seat of Meagher County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 939 at the 2010 census.

The center of population of Montana is located in White Sulphur Springs.[5]

White Sulphur Springs was originally called Brewers Springs, after James Scott Brewer, who laid claim to the thermal springs in 1866.[6] In 1876 the town name changed.

Geography and climate[edit]

White Sulphur Springs is located at 46°32′47″N 110°54′9″W / 46.54639°N 110.90250°W / 46.54639; -110.90250 (46.546396, -110.902552).[7] The Castle Mountains are east of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all land.[8]

Climate data for White Sulphur Springs, Montana (1981-2010; extremes since 1979)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 59
(15)
62
(17)
72
(22)
81
(27)
87
(31)
97
(36)
99
(37)
98
(37)
93
(34)
87
(31)
69
(21)
58
(14)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 33.3
(0.7)
36.4
(2.4)
44.3
(6.8)
53.7
(12.1)
63.0
(17.2)
71.2
(21.8)
80.4
(26.9)
80.8
(27.1)
69.6
(20.9)
56.6
(13.7)
41.1
(5.1)
32.1
(0.1)
55.2
(12.9)
Average low °F (°C) 13.5
(−10.3)
14.5
(−9.7)
21.2
(−6.0)
27.6
(−2.4)
35.5
(1.9)
42.7
(5.9)
47.9
(8.8)
46.5
(8.1)
38.5
(3.6)
29.7
(−1.3)
20.8
(−6.2)
12.2
(−11.0)
29.2
(−1.6)
Record low °F (°C) −37
(−38)
−43
(−42)
−23
(−31)
−2
(−19)
14
(−10)
23
(−5)
33
(1)
23
(−5)
12
(−11)
−18
(−28)
−30
(−34)
−46
(−43)
−46
(−43)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.42
(11)
0.35
(8.9)
0.76
(19)
1.28
(33)
2.06
(52)
2.43
(62)
1.57
(40)
1.11
(28)
1.09
(28)
0.75
(19)
0.47
(12)
0.48
(12)
12.78
(325)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.4
(14)
6.2
(16)
6.9
(18)
3.9
(9.9)
0.9
(2.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.9
(2.3)
1.9
(4.8)
3.9
(9.9)
6.3
(16)
36.4
(92)
Source: NOAA[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910417
192062950.8%
1930553−12.1%
194081847.9%
195092913.6%
1960898−3.3%
19701,20033.6%
19801,3028.5%
1990963−26.0%
20009842.2%
2010939−4.6%
2019 (est.)931[3]−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10][11]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 939 people in 433 households, including 255 families, in the city. The population density was 929.7 inhabitants per square mile (359.0/km2). There were 563 housing units at an average density of 557.4 per square mile (215.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4%.[2]

Of the 433 households 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 37.4% of households were one person and 19.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age was 51.2 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 984 people in 443 households, including 265 families, in the city. The population density was 1,069.1 people per square mile (413.0/km2). There were 567 housing units at an average density of 616.0 per square mile (238.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.24% White, 1.42% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.93%.[12]

Of the 443 households 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 37.0% of households were one person and 17.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.84.

The age distribution was 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median household income was $28,229 and the median family income was $34,342. Males had a median income of $23,403 versus $13,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,836. About 11.6% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Infrastructure[edit]

U.S. Route 89 passes through town.

White Sulphur Springs Airport is a public use airport located 3 miles south of town.

Education[edit]

White Sulphur Springs Schools educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade.[13] White Sulphur Springs High School's team name is the Hornets.[14]

Meagher County City Library serves the area.[15]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ "Population and Population Centers by State: 2000". U. S. Census Bureau. 2000. Archived from the original on September 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  6. ^ "White Sulphur Springs". Montana Place Names Companion. Montana Historical Society. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  9. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Census & Economic Information Center". Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ "White Sulphur Springs Schools". White Sulphur Springs Schools. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Member Schools". Montana High School Association. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Meagher County City Library". Meagher County City Library. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Red Ants Pants a perfect fit for Montana". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  17. ^ "Paul Ringling". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 12 April 2021.

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