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Prairie County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Prairie County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
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Seat Terry
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,743 sq mi (4,514 km²)
1,737 sq mi (4,499 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.34%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Prairie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 1,199. Its county seat is Terry[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,513 km² (1,743 sq mi). 4,498 km² (1,737 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.34%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,199 people, 537 households, and 354 families residing in the county. The population density was <1/km² (<1/sq mi). There were 718 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (<1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.00% White, 0.50% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 97.8% spoke English and 2.2% German as their first language.

There were 537 households out of which 22.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 2.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the county the population was spread out with 18.70% under the age of 18, 4.30% from 18 to 24, 20.00% from 25 to 44, 32.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 106.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,451, and the median income for a family was $32,292. Males had a median income of $22,424 versus $18,833 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,422. About 13.30% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.60% of those under age 18 and 15.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 46°51′N 105°22′W / 46.85, -105.37

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