Sheridan County, Montana


Sheridan County, Montana

Infobox U.S. County
county= Sheridan County
state= Montana


map size= 225
founded=1913
seat= Plentywood
largest city= Plentywood
leader=
area_total_sq_mi=1706
area_land_sq_mi=1677
area_water_sq_mi=30
area percentage= 1.74%
census yr= 2000
pop= 4105
density_km2= 09
web=www.co.sheridan.mt.us|

Sheridan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 4,105. Its county seat is PlentywoodGR|6.

Geography

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

Demographics

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 density was 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 income for 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.

Communities

City

*Plentywood

Towns

*Medicine Lake
*Outlook
*Westby

Census-designated places

*Antelope
*Reserve

Ghost towns

*Comertown
*Dooley

References

External links

* [http://www.co.sheridan.mt.us County website]


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