- Sheridan County, Montana
Infobox U.S. County
county= Sheridan County
map size= 225
largest city= Plentywood
area percentage= 1.74%
census yr= 2000
Sheridan County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Montana. As of 2000, the population is 4,105. Its county seatis PlentywoodGR|6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,706
square miles (4,419 km²), of which, 1,677 square miles (4,342 km²) of it is land and 30 square miles (77 km²) of it (1.74%) is water.
=Adjacent counties and rural municipalities=
Daniels County, Montana- west
Roosevelt County, Montana- south
Williams County, North Dakota- east
Divide County, North Dakota- east
Happy Valley No. 10, Saskatchewan- north
Surprise Valley No. 9, Saskatchewan- north
Lake Alma No. 8, Saskatchewan- north
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,105 people, 1,741 households, and 1,140 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 2.4 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 2,167 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.5% were of Norwegian, 19.0% German and 8.9% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,741 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 22.20% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,518, and the median income for a family was $35,345. Males had a median income of $23,053 versus $20,112 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $16,038. About 10.60% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.co.sheridan.mt.us County website]
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