Rosebud County, Montana

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Rosebud County
County courthouse in Forsyth
County courthouse in Forsyth
Map of Montana highlighting Rosebud County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°14′N 106°43′W / 46.23°N 106.72°W / 46.23; -106.72
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedFebruary 11, 1901
SeatForsyth
Largest cityColstrip
Area
 • Total5,027 sq mi (13,020 km2)
 • Land5,010 sq mi (13,000 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  0.3%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total9,233
 • Estimate 
(2018)
9,063
 • Density1.8/sq mi (0.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websiterosebudcountymt.gov
 
  • Montana county number 29

Rosebud County is a county in the state of Montana. It was established February 11, 1901, and has Montana vehicle license plate prefix 29.[1] As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 9,233.[2] Its county seat is Forsyth.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,027 square miles (13,020 km2), of which 5,010 square miles (13,000 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4] It is the fourth-largest county in Montana by land area and fifth-largest by total area. Part of Custer National Forest is located in the county.

Demographics[edit]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[5] there were 9,383 people, 3,307 households, and 2,417 families in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,912 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²).

The racial makeup of the county was 64.40% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 32.41% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.8% were of German, 7.2% Irish, 7.1% English and 6.9% Norwegian ancestry. 87.6% spoke English, 8.3% Cheyenne, 1.9% Spanish and 1.0% German as their first language.

There were 3,307 households out of which 38.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.34.

The county population contained 33.50% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,898, and the median income for a family was $41,631. Males had a median income of $38,688 versus $20,640 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,032. About 17.80% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.80% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,233 people, 3,395 households, and 2,318 families residing in the county.[6] The population density was 1.8 inhabitants per square mile (0.69/km2). There were 4,057 housing units at an average density of 0.8 per square mile (0.31/km2).[7] The racial makeup of the county was 61.3% white, 34.7% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.5% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.4% of the population.[6] In terms of ancestry, 25.0% were American, 19.0% were German, 6.9% were English, and 6.6% were Irish.[8]

Of the 3,395 households, 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families, and 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.32. The median age was 36.5 years.[6]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,776 and the median income for a family was $56,282. Males had a median income of $52,500 versus $28,306 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,844. About 13.6% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.[9]

Rosebud County voters have selected the Republican Party candidate in 60% of national elections since 1980 (as of 2016).

Communities[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19107,985
19208,0020.2%
19307,347−8.2%
19406,477−11.8%
19506,5701.4%
19606,187−5.8%
19706,032−2.5%
19809,89964.1%
199010,5056.1%
20009,383−10.7%
20109,233−1.6%
Est. 20189,063[10]−1.8%
US Decennial Census[2][11][12][13][14]
2010-2018[2]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Former communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Heather Sharfeddin – novelist, grew up in Rosebud County
  • Frederic Remington (1861-1909) - famous western artist who lived at times, as late as 1901, on the Charles Boals ranch near Birney and the Cheyenne Indian Reservation where he hunted, painted and sketched. [15]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana History Wiki: Montana Counties".
  2. ^ a b c "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US, 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2006–2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  15. ^ https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85053117/1901-10-03/ed-1/seq-5/#date1=1789&sort=relevance&rows=20&words=Frederic+Remington&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=2&state=&date2=1963&proxtext=%22frederic+remington%22&y=15&x=10&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=11

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°14′N 106°43′W / 46.23°N 106.72°W / 46.23; -106.72