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Roosevelt County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Roosevelt County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1919
Seat Wolf Point
Largest city Wolf Point
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,370 sq mi (6,138 km²)
2,356 sq mi (6,102 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 0.59%
 - (2010)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Roosevelt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2010, the population was 10,425.[1] Its county seat is Wolf Point.[2]

Roosevelt County was created by the Montana Legislature in 1919 from Sheridan County. The name honors former president Theodore Roosevelt, who had died shortly before the county was formed.[3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,370 square miles (6,137 km²), of which, 2,356 square miles (6,101 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (36 km²) of it (0.59%) is water. Over 74 percent of the county's land area lies within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 10,347
1930 10,672 3.1%
1940 9,806 −8.1%
1950 9,580 −2.3%
1960 11,731 22.5%
1970 10,365 −11.6%
1980 10,467 1.0%
1990 10,999 5.1%
2000 10,620 −3.4%
2010 10,425 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10,620 people, 3,581 households, and 2,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,044 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 40.93% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 55.75% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 12.6% were of Norwegian and 11.5% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.8% spoke English and 3.4% Dakota as their first language.

There were 3,581 households out of which 40.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% were married couples living together, 18.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.40.

Roosevelt County MT Courthouse

Roosevelt County Courthouse, Wolf Point, MT

In the county the population was spread out with 34.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,834, and the median income for a family was $27,833. Males had a median income of $25,177 versus $19,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,347. About 27.60% of families and 32.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.60% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.




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Coordinates: 48°18′N 105°02′W / 48.30, -105.03

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