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Roosevelt County, Montana
Map
Map of Montana highlighting Roosevelt County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the USA highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1919
Seat Wolf Point
Largest City Wolf Point
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,369 sq mi (6,136 km²)
2,355 sq mi (6,099 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 0.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

11,476
4.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.rooseveltcounty.org/
Named for: Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,425. Its county seat is Wolf Point. Roosevelt County was created by the Montana Legislature in 1919 from Sheridan County. The name honors former president Theodore Roosevelt, who had died shortly before the county was formed.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,369 square miles (6,140 km2), of which 2,355 square miles (6,100 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (0.6%) is water. Over 74 percent of the county's land area lies within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Major highways

  • US 2.svg U.S. Route 2
  • MT-13.svg Montana Highway 13
  • MT-16.svg Montana Highway 16
  • MT-25.svg Montana Highway 25
  • MT-sec-251.svg Montana Highway 251

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 10,347
1930 10,672 3.1%
1940 9,806 −8.1%
1950 9,580 −2.3%
1960 11,731 22.5%
1970 10,365 −11.6%
1980 10,467 1.0%
1990 10,999 5.1%
2000 10,620 −3.4%
2010 10,425 −1.8%
Est. 2015 11,476 10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,620 people, 3,581 households, and 2,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,044 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 40.93% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 55.75% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 12.6% were of Norwegian and 11.5% German ancestry. 94.8% spoke English and 3.4% Dakota as their first language.

There were 3,581 households out of which 40.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.20% were married couples living together, 18.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the county, the population was spread out with 34.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,834, and the median income for a family was $27,833. Males had a median income of $25,177 versus $19,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,347. About 27.60% of families and 32.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.60% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,425 people, 3,553 households, and 2,548 families residing in the county. The population density was 4.4 inhabitants per square mile (1.7/km2). There were 4,063 housing units at an average density of 1.7 per square mile (0.66/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 60.4% American Indian, 35.8% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 20.0% were Norwegian, 16.3% were German, 6.1% were Irish, and 1.3% were American.

Of the 3,553 households, 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% were non-families, and 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.41. The median age was 31.6 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,451 and the median income for a family was $50,146. Males had a median income of $39,008 versus $34,725 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,821. About 15.8% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Roosevelt County MT Courthouse
Roosevelt County Courthouse, Wolf Point, MT

Cities

Towns

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