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Wibaux County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Wibaux County
Location in the state of Montana
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Montana's location in the U.S.
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Seat Wibaux
Largest city Wibaux
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

890 sq mi (2,305 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.09%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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Wibaux County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 1,068. Its county seat is Wibaux[1].

Adjacent CountiesEdit


Wibaux County and the town of Wibaux are name after the late 19th century cattle baron, Pierre Wibaux, a friend of Theodore Roosevelt, who was ranching just over the border in Dakota Territory. According to legend, Pierre Wibaux's cowboys surrounded the town of Mingusville, and wouldn't let anyone enter or leave town unless they signed a petition changing the name of the town to Wibaux. Upon his death, his ashes were spread over a hill west of Wibaux. Today, a statue of Pierre Wibaux stands on that hill. St Peter's Catholic Church, in Wibaux is named after him.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,068 people, 421 households, and 287 families residing in the county. The population density was <1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 587 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.03% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 421 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,224, and the median income for a family was $34,265. Males had a median income of $22,750 versus $18,667 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,121. About 8.60% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.70% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 46°58′N 104°15′W / 46.96, -104.25

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