Big Timber, Montana

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Big Timber, Montana
City
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
Location of Big Timber, Montana
Location of Big Timber, Montana
Coordinates: 45°50′0″N 109°57′1″W / 45.83333°N 109.95028°W / 45.83333; -109.95028Coordinates: 45°50′0″N 109°57′1″W / 45.83333°N 109.95028°W / 45.83333; -109.95028
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountySweet Grass
Area[1]
 • Total0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation4,091 ft (1,247 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,641
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,624
 • Density1,783.7/sq mi (688.7/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code59011
Area code(s)406
FIPS code30-06475
GNIS feature ID0802032
 
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Big Timber, Montana
City
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
Location of Big Timber, Montana
Location of Big Timber, Montana
Coordinates: 45°50′0″N 109°57′1″W / 45.83333°N 109.95028°W / 45.83333; -109.95028Coordinates: 45°50′0″N 109°57′1″W / 45.83333°N 109.95028°W / 45.83333; -109.95028
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountySweet Grass
Area[1]
 • Total0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation4,091 ft (1,247 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,641
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,624
 • Density1,783.7/sq mi (688.7/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code59011
Area code(s)406
FIPS code30-06475
GNIS feature ID0802032

Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 1,641 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Big Timber is located at 45°50′0″N 109°57′1″W / 45.83333°N 109.95028°W / 45.83333; -109.95028 (45.833224, -109.950361).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2), of which, 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate System classifies the weather as humid continental, abbreviated as Dfb.[6]

Climate data for Big Timber, Montana
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)3
(37)
4
(40)
8
(47)
15
(59)
21
(69)
25
(77)
31
(87)
30
(86)
24
(75)
17
(63)
9
(48)
4
(40)
15.9
(60.7)
Average low °C (°F)−9
(16)
−8
(18)
−5
(23)
0
(32)
4
(40)
8
(47)
12
(53)
11
(51)
6
(43)
2
(35)
−3
(26)
−7
(20)
0.9
(33.7)
Precipitation mm (inches)13
(0.5)
10
(0.4)
18
(0.7)
36
(1.4)
66
(2.6)
58
(2.3)
30
(1.2)
30
(1)
33
(1.3)
30
(1.2)
15
(0.6)
13
(0.5)
352
(13.7)
Source: Weatherbase [7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880100
1890265165.0%
1900850220.8%
19101,02220.2%
19201,28225.4%
19301,224−4.5%
19401,53325.2%
19501,6799.5%
19601,660−1.1%
19701,592−4.1%
19801,6906.2%
19901,557−7.9%
20001,6506.0%
20101,641−0.5%
source:[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,641 people, 751 households, and 429 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,783.7 inhabitants per square mile (688.7 /km2). There were 933 housing units at an average density of 1,014.1 per square mile (391.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 751 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,650 people, 711 households, and 430 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,752.6 people per square mile (677.7/km²). There were 812 housing units at an average density of 862.5 per square mile (333.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.61% White, 0.79% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 711 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% 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 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,595, and the median income for a family was $38,869. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $17,596 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,569. About 9.3% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Orvin Fjare

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Big Timber, Montana
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 5, 2013.
  8. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 127.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "FJARE, Orvin Benonie, (1918 - 2011)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Montana Governor Judy Martz". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 

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