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Richland County, Montana

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Richland County
Richland County Courthouse in Sidney
Richland County Courthouse in Sidney
Map of Montana highlighting Richland County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana

Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 47°47′N 104°34′W / 47.79°N 104.56°W / 47.79; -104.56
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedMay 27, 1914
SeatSidney
Largest citySidney
Area
 • Total2,103 sq mi (5,450 km2)
 • Land2,084 sq mi (5,400 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
10,913
 • Density4.7/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.richland.org
 
  • Montana county number 27

Richland County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 9,746.[1] Its county seat is Sidney.[2]

Richland County was created by the Montana Legislature in 1914 from part of Dawson County. An early proposed name for the county was Gate, but Richland was decided upon instead as a way to entice new settlers.[3]

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,103 square miles (5,450 km2), of which 2,084 square miles (5,400 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19208,989
19309,6337.2%
194010,2096.0%
195010,3661.5%
196010,5041.3%
19709,837−6.3%
198012,24324.5%
199010,716−12.5%
20009,667−9.8%
20109,7460.8%
Est. 201810,913[5]12.0%
US Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2018[1]

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 9,667 people, 3,878 households, and 2,652 families in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,557 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.57% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 2.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.3% were of German, 22.4% Norwegian, 7.2% Irish, 6.2% English and 5.4% American ancestry.

There were 3,878 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

The county population contained 27.50% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,110, and the median income for a family was $39,348. Males had a median income of $29,069 versus $19,203 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,006. About 8.10% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,746 people, 4,167 households, and 2,698 families in the county.[10] The population density was 4.7 inhabitants per square mile (1.8/km2). There were 4,550 housing units at an average density of 2.2 per square mile (0.85/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 95.0% white, 1.7% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.8% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.0% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 37.8% were German, 23.1% were Norwegian, 13.0% were Irish, 8.7% were American, and 6.5% were English.[12]

Of the 4,167 households, 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.3% were non-families, and 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age was 41.3 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $52,516 and the median income for a family was $60,236. Males had a median income of $44,788 versus $23,135 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,888. About 10.2% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Economy

Although most of the surface land of the county is devoted to ranching, oil exploration and production became important elements of the county's economy beginning with the discovery in 2000 of Elm Coulee Oil Field, part of the Bakken formation.[14]

Politics

Richland County voters have been reliably Republican, opting only one time for the Democratic Party candidate in national elections since 1948 (as of 2016).

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 80.2% 3,908 13.8% 671 6.0% 292
2012 75.5% 3,510 21.6% 1,002 2.9% 136
2008 70.5% 3,184 26.6% 1,203 2.9% 129
2004 72.2% 3,110 26.0% 1,120 1.8% 78
2000 70.9% 2,858 25.2% 1,018 3.9% 157
1996 44.2% 2,021 35.3% 1,614 20.4% 933
1992 37.1% 1,760 30.3% 1,440 32.6% 1,548
1988 57.8% 2,628 40.1% 1,824 2.1% 94
1984 72.9% 3,847 26.2% 1,382 1.0% 52
1980 66.5% 3,348 24.9% 1,252 8.7% 438
1976 51.4% 2,189 46.0% 1,961 2.7% 113
1972 61.5% 2,645 33.4% 1,438 5.1% 217
1968 59.3% 2,381 34.8% 1,399 5.9% 236
1964 43.2% 1,784 56.2% 2,320 0.7% 27
1960 56.1% 2,395 43.6% 1,863 0.3% 11
1956 55.7% 2,366 44.3% 1,884 0.0% 0
1952 67.3% 2,506 32.1% 1,196 0.6% 23
1948 43.1% 1,332 54.1% 1,673 2.8% 85
1944 42.6% 1,347 56.2% 1,777 1.2% 37
1940 41.1% 1,497 57.5% 2,095 1.5% 53
1936 29.0% 1,066 68.4% 2,516 2.6% 95
1932 39.0% 1,216 56.7% 1,768 4.2% 132
1928 63.5% 1,648 35.4% 917 1.1% 29
1924 50.0% 926 12.8% 238 37.2% 690
1920 65.5% 1,759 27.7% 744 6.9% 184
1916 36.5% 1,223 58.1% 1,947 5.4% 180

Communities

City

Town

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated places

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  14. ^ Browning, Gil. "Montana's Vast Untapped Oil Reserves". Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 3, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  16. ^ Andes MT  Google Maps (accessed 5 January 2019)
  17. ^ Enid MT  Google Maps (accessed 5 January 2019)
  18. ^ Nohly MT  Google Maps (accessed 5 January 2019)
  19. ^ Ridgelawn MT  Google Maps (accessed 5 January 2019)
  20. ^ Sioux Pass MT  Google Maps (accessed 5 January 2019)

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