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Dawson County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Dawson County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Seat Glendive
Largest city Glendive
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,383 sq mi (6,172 km²)
2,373 sq mi (6,146 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 0.42%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Dawson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 9,059. Its county seat is Glendive[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,172 km² (2,383 sq mi). 6,146 km² (2,373 sq mi) of it is land and 26 km² (10 sq mi) of it (0.42%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,059 people, 3,625 households, and 2,475 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 4,168 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.43% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.7% were of German, 17.0% Norwegian, 7.3% Irish and 6.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.0% spoke English, 1.4% German and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 3,625 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,393, and the median income for a family was $38,455. Males had a median income of $29,487 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,368. About 11.70% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.70% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Coordinates: 47°16′N 104°54′W / 47.27, -104.90

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