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Roosevelt County, Montana

Roosevelt County
Roosevelt County Courthouse in Wolf Point
Roosevelt County Courthouse in Wolf Point
Map of Montana highlighting Roosevelt County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 48°18?N 105°02?W / 48.3°N 105.03°W / 48.3; -105.03
Country
State Montana
Founded1919
Named forTheodore Roosevelt
SeatWolf Point
Largest cityWolf Point
Area
 o Total2,369 sq mi (6,140 km2)
 o Land2,355 sq mi (6,100 km2)
 o Water15 sq mi (40 km2)  0.6%
Population
 o Total10,425
 o Estimate 
(2018)
11,059
 o Density4.4/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.rooseveltcounty.org
 
  • Montana county number 17

Roosevelt County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 10,425.[1] Its county seat is Wolf Point.[2] Roosevelt County was created by the Montana Legislature in 1919 from a portion of Sheridan County. The name honors former president Theodore Roosevelt, who had died earlier that year.[3]

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,369 square miles (6,140 km2), of which 2,355 square miles (6,100 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (0.6%) is water.[4] Three-fourths of the county's land area lies within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States Census,[10] there were 10,620 people, 3,581 households, and 2,614 families in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,044 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 40.93% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 55.75% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 12.6% were of Norwegian and 11.5% German ancestry. 94.8% spoke English and 3.4% Dakota as their first language.

There were 3,581 households out of which 40.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% were married couples living together, 18.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.40.

The county population contained 34.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,834, and the median income for a family was $27,833. Males had a median income of $25,177 versus $19,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,347. About 27.60% of families and 32.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.60% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,425 people, 3,553 households, and 2,548 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 4.4 inhabitants per square mile (1.7/km2). There were 4,063 housing units at an average density of 1.7 per square mile (0.66/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 60.4% American Indian, 35.8% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 20.0% were Norwegian, 16.3% were German, 6.1% were Irish, and 1.3% were American.[13]

Of the 3,553 households, 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% were non-families, and 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.41. The median age was 31.6 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,451 and the median income for a family was $50,146. Males had a median income of $39,008 versus $34,725 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,821. About 15.8% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Politics

Roosevelt County voters have selected the Democratic Party candidate in 70% of the last ten national elections.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 49.2% 1,797 42.7% 1,560 8.1% 295
2012 41.2% 1,514 56.8% 2,086 2.0% 72
2008 35.5% 1,473 61.7% 2,564 2.8% 116
2004 43.7% 1,762 54.5% 2,195 1.8% 71
2000 42.1% 1,605 54.0% 2,059 3.9% 149
1996 30.3% 1,209 53.0% 2,118 16.8% 670
1992 28.9% 1,212 43.6% 1,827 27.5% 1,154
1988 47.5% 1,957 50.6% 2,083 1.9% 78
1984 54.5% 2,431 44.0% 1,962 1.6% 71
1980 55.2% 2,298 36.2% 1,504 8.6% 358
1976 46.4% 1,822 52.5% 2,061 1.2% 45
1972 59.0% 2,304 37.5% 1,464 3.6% 139
1968 50.1% 1,947 45.6% 1,771 4.3% 167
1964 39.5% 1,612 60.4% 2,463 0.1% 3
1960 45.4% 1,876 53.9% 2,227 0.7% 29
1956 47.4% 1,985 52.6% 2,205 0.0% 0
1952 57.4% 1,998 42.1% 1,466 0.6% 19
1948 36.5% 1,142 58.2% 1,820 5.3% 166
1944 40.4% 1,281 58.3% 1,848 1.2% 39
1940 37.7% 1,503 60.7% 2,418 1.5% 61
1936 25.6% 1,052 71.1% 2,923 3.3% 134
1932 27.6% 965 64.7% 2,263 7.8% 272
1928 55.3% 1,630 44.0% 1,296 0.8% 23
1924 39.1% 965 15.8% 389 45.1% 1,114
1920 71.3% 1,624 24.4% 555 4.4% 100

Communities

Roosevelt County Courthouse, Wolf Point MT

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ Biem MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  17. ^ Blair MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  18. ^ Bredette MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  19. ^ Chelsea MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  20. ^ Fort Kipp MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  21. ^ Macon MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  22. ^ Sprole MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)

Coordinates: 48°18?N 105°02?W / 48.30°N 105.03°W / 48.30; -105.03


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