Wheatland County, Montana

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Wheatland County, Montana
Harlowton MT Wheatland County courthouse
Wheatland County Courthouse in Harlowton
Map of Montana highlighting Wheatland County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 197
Seat Harlowton
Largest city Harlowton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,428 sq mi (3,699 km²)
1,423 sq mi (3,686 km²)
5.0 sq mi (13 km²), 0.4%
 - (2010)
 - Density

1.5/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Wheatland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,168.[1] Its county seat is Harlowton.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,428 square miles (3,700 km2), of which 1,423 square miles (3,690 km2) is land and 5.0 square miles (13 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

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Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 5,619
1930 3,751 −33.2%
1940 3,286 −12.4%
1950 3,187 −3.0%
1960 3,026 −5.1%
1970 2,529 −16.4%
1980 2,359 −6.7%
1990 2,246 −4.8%
2000 2,259 0.6%
2010 2,168 −4.0%
Est. 2013 2,134 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,259 people, 853 households, and 540 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,154 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.99% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.4% were of German, 11.6% Norwegian, 7.5% English, 7.4% Irish and 6.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 87.4% spoke English and 12.2% German as their first language.

There were 853 households out of which 25.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% were non-families. 34.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,492, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $14,185 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,954. About 11.10% of families and 20.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.00% of those under age 18 and 15.50% of those age 65 or over.



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Unincorporated communityEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 46°28′N 109°50′W / 46.47, -109.84

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