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Broadwater County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Broadwater County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1897
Seat Townsend
Largest city Townsend
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,239 sq mi (3,209 km²)
1,191 sq mi (3,085 km²)
48 sq mi (124 km²), 3.84%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Broadwater County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 4,385. Its county seat is Townsend[1]. The county was named for Charles Arthur Broadwater, a noted Montana railroad, real estate, and banking magnate.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,209 km² (1,239 sq mi). 3,086 km² (1,191 sq mi) of it is land and 123 km² (48 sq mi) of it (3.84%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,385 people, 1,752 households, and 1,270 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 2,002 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 1.16% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.5% were of German, 14.5% English, 12.9% Irish, 9.9% Norwegian and 6.3% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 98.0% spoke English and 1.3% German as their first language.

There were 1,752 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,689, and the median income for a family was $36,524. Males had a median income of $28,495 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,237. About 7.60% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.


Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 46°20′N 111°30′W / 46.33, -111.50

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