Granite County
Granite County Courthouse
Granite County Courthouse
Map of Montana highlighting Granite 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°25′N 113°27′W / 46.42°N 113.45°W / 46.42; -113.45
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedMarch 2, 1893[1]
SeatPhilipsburg
Largest townPhilipsburg
Area
 • Total1,733 sq mi (4,490 km2)
 • Land1,727 sq mi (4,470 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  0.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,309
 • Estimate 
(2021)
3,344 Increase
 • Density1.9/sq mi (0.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.co.granite.mt.us
  • Montana county number 46

Granite County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 3,309.[2] Its county seat is Philipsburg.[3] The county was founded in 1893, and was named for a mountain which contains the Granite Mountain silver mine.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,733 square miles (4,490 km2), of which 1,727 square miles (4,470 km2) is land and 5.6 square miles (15 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Politics

United States presidential election results for Granite County, Montana[6][7]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,419 67.51% 638 30.35% 45 2.14%
2016 1,192 67.08% 472 26.56% 113 6.36%
2012 1,107 64.93% 533 31.26% 65 3.81%
2008 1,013 58.96% 601 34.98% 104 6.05%
2004 1,144 71.28% 404 25.17% 57 3.55%
2000 1,181 74.28% 295 18.55% 114 7.17%
1996 733 52.10% 429 30.49% 245 17.41%
1992 556 42.06% 358 27.08% 408 30.86%
1988 789 59.50% 511 38.54% 26 1.96%
1984 880 66.57% 417 31.54% 25 1.89%
1980 811 59.15% 439 32.02% 121 8.83%
1976 746 58.65% 509 40.02% 17 1.34%
1972 804 62.28% 422 32.69% 65 5.03%
1968 626 49.56% 502 39.75% 135 10.69%
1964 527 44.40% 658 55.43% 2 0.17%
1960 722 54.57% 592 44.75% 9 0.68%
1956 896 62.70% 533 37.30% 0 0.00%
1952 923 65.88% 473 33.76% 5 0.36%
1948 659 51.97% 567 44.72% 42 3.31%
1944 702 54.50% 574 44.57% 12 0.93%
1940 784 45.85% 917 53.63% 9 0.53%
1936 475 27.55% 1,227 71.17% 22 1.28%
1932 536 37.25% 855 59.42% 48 3.34%
1928 849 62.15% 509 37.26% 8 0.59%
1924 582 43.47% 353 26.36% 404 30.17%
1920 949 64.21% 439 29.70% 90 6.09%
1916 574 38.81% 812 54.90% 93 6.29%
1912 195 21.93% 346 38.92% 348 39.15%
1908 369 40.46% 485 53.18% 58 6.36%
1904 576 49.40% 521 44.68% 69 5.92%


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19004,328
19102,942−32.0%
19204,16741.6%
19303,013−27.7%
19403,40112.9%
19502,773−18.5%
19603,0148.7%
19702,737−9.2%
19802,700−1.4%
19902,548−5.6%
20002,83011.1%
20103,0798.8%
20203,3097.5%
2021 (est.)3,344[8]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2020[2]

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States census,[13] there were 2,830 people, 1,200 households, and 784 families living in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 2,074 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.25% White, 1.27% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.8% were of German, 13.5% English, 13.1% Irish, 8.3% American and 7.2% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 1,200 households, out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.91.

The county population contained 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 30.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 105.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $33,485. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $17,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,636. About 13.90% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.20% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 3,079 people, 1,417 households, and 911 families living in the county.[14] The population density was 1.8 inhabitants per square mile (0.69/km2). There were 2,822 housing units at an average density of 1.6 per square mile (0.62/km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.5% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 26.2% were German, 20.2% were Irish, 18.8% were English, 13.5% were Norwegian, and 7.9% were American.[16]

Of the 1,417 households, 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.7% were non-families, and 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.63. The median age was 52.1 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,052 and the median income for a family was $47,685. Males had a median income of $41,307 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,222. About 7.5% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Communities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost Towns

The Historic Granite County Jail in Philipsburg, Montana.

See also

References

  1. ^ Montana County Formation Time Line
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 141.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  7. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 356 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 92 votes.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021". Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  16. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  17. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  18. ^ Beartown, Granite County MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
  19. ^ New Chicago, Granite County MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
  20. ^ Quigley, Granite County MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
  21. ^ Princeton, Granite County MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
  22. ^ Sherryl, Granite County MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
  23. ^ Stone, Granite County MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)

Further reading

Coordinates: 46°25′N 113°27′W / 46.42°N 113.45°W / 46.42; -113.45