Sheridan County, Montana

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Sheridan County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Sheridan County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1913
Seat Plentywood
Largest city Plentywood
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,706 sq mi (4,419 km²)
1,677 sq mi (4,343 km²)
30 sq mi (78 km²), 1.74%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23/sq mi (09/km²)

Sheridan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 4,105. Its county seat is Plentywood[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,419 km² (1,706 sq mi). 4,342 km² (1,677 sq mi) of it is land and 77 km² (30 sq mi) of it (1.74%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan borders Sheridan County to the north.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,105 people, 1,741 households, and 1,140 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.9/km² (2.4/sq mi). There were 2,167 housing units at an average density of 0.5/km² (1.3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,741 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 22.20% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,518, and the median income for a family was $35,345. Males had a median income of $23,053 versus $20,112 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,038. About 10.60% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Coordinates: 48°44′N 104°30′W / 48.73, -104.50

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