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Musselshell, Montana
Location of Musselshell, Montana
Location of Musselshell, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Musselshell
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,995 ft (913 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 60
 • Density 23.4/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59059
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-52600
GNIS feature ID 0774524

Musselshell is a census-designated place (CDP) in Musselshell County, Montana, United States. The population was 60 at the 2010 census and 2000 census.


Musselshell is located at 46°31′1″N 108°5′25″W / 46.51694°N 108.09028°W / 46.51694; -108.09028 (46.516983, -108.090297). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.

The town is located near the Musselshell River.


As of the census of 2000, there were 60 people, 28 households, and 22 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 23.4 people per square mile (9.0/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 19.1 per square mile (7.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White.

There were 28 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, and 21.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.45.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $24,219. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,501. There were 17.4% of families and 23.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.8% of under eighteens and 21.1% of those over 64.

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