Trout Creek, Montana

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Trout Creek, Montana
CDP
Nickname(s): "Huckleberry Capital of Montana"
Location of Trout Creek, Montana
Location of Trout Creek, Montana
Coordinates: 47°49′51″N 115°35′39″W / 47.83083°N 115.59417°W / 47.83083; -115.59417Coordinates: 47°49′51″N 115°35′39″W / 47.83083°N 115.59417°W / 47.83083; -115.59417
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountySanders
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation2,372 ft (723 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total261
 • Density139.9/sq mi (54.0/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code59874
Area code(s)406
FIPS code30-74950
GNIS feature ID0792392
 
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Trout Creek, Montana
CDP
Nickname(s): "Huckleberry Capital of Montana"
Location of Trout Creek, Montana
Location of Trout Creek, Montana
Coordinates: 47°49′51″N 115°35′39″W / 47.83083°N 115.59417°W / 47.83083; -115.59417Coordinates: 47°49′51″N 115°35′39″W / 47.83083°N 115.59417°W / 47.83083; -115.59417
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountySanders
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation2,372 ft (723 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total261
 • Density139.9/sq mi (54.0/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code59874
Area code(s)406
FIPS code30-74950
GNIS feature ID0792392

Trout Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sanders County, Montana, United States. The population was 261 at the 2000 census. Trout Creek was proclaimed "Huckleberry Capital of Montana" by the state's legislature in 1981.

Geography[edit]

Trout Creek is located at 47°49′51″N 115°35′39″W / 47.83083°N 115.59417°W / 47.83083; -115.59417 (47.830737, -115.594221)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Trout Creek has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 261 people, 109 households, and 72 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 139.9 people per square mile (54.2/km²). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 72.4 per square mile (28.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.87% White, 1.92% Native American, and 4.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 109 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 117.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,458, and the median income for a family was $28,958. Males had a median income of $25,357 versus $12,083 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,910. About 17.5% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Popular Events[edit]

The second Saturday in February there is an annual Snowmobile Poker Run starting and ending in Trout Creek, MT.

The second week in June there is an annual ATV Rally starting and ending in Trout Creek. It is typically a two-day event with a short ride the first day. The second day features a poker run and hog roast or BBQ.

The annual Huckleberry Festival takes place on the second weekend in August. It is a three-day bazaar with parade, 5K fun run, and live entertainment included. Many of the booths sell huckleberry based products which local and foreign visitors enjoy (http://huckleberryfestival.com/).

UFO Sighting[edit]

In early June 2014, a man from Newfoundland, Canada reported seeing a UFO with an extra-terrestrial creature's head coming out of it on Google Maps Satellite view. The police are making further investigations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Climate Summary for Trout Creek, Montana
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.