Judith Basin County
Judith Basin County Courthouse in Stanford
Judith Basin County Courthouse in Stanford
Map of Montana highlighting Judith Basin County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 47°02′N 110°16′W / 47.04°N 110.26°W / 47.04; -110.26
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedDecember 10, 1920
SeatStanford
Largest townStanford
Area
 • Total1,871 sq mi (4,850 km2)
 • Land1,870 sq mi (4,800 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2 km2)  0.04%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,023
 • Estimate 
(2021)
2,044 Increase
 • Density1.0/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.co.judith-basin.mt.us
  • Montana county number 36

Judith Basin County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,023.[1] Its county seat is the town of Stanford.[2]

History

Judith Basin County was formed of area taken from western Fergus and eastern Cascade counties on December 10, 1920.[3][4] In 1895, Yogo sapphires were discovered at Yogo Gulch, about 15 miles southwest of Utica, which at the time was in Fergus County.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,871 square miles (4,850 km2), of which 1,870 square miles (4,800 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.04%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

City

Town

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Former town

Politics

This small county strongly leans Republican; a Democrat has not won this county in a Presidential race since Lyndon Johnson's landslide win in 1964.

United States presidential election results for Judith Basin County, Montana[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,040 77.38% 275 20.46% 29 2.16%
2016 872 72.19% 235 19.45% 101 8.36%
2012 854 70.29% 337 27.74% 24 1.98%
2008 801 64.81% 397 32.12% 38 3.07%
2004 944 73.41% 322 25.04% 20 1.56%
2000 1,057 75.82% 278 19.94% 59 4.23%
1996 753 56.28% 452 33.78% 133 9.94%
1992 610 42.16% 409 28.27% 428 29.58%
1988 902 59.50% 590 38.92% 24 1.58%
1984 1,050 67.74% 483 31.16% 17 1.10%
1980 1,030 63.31% 480 29.50% 117 7.19%
1976 809 50.12% 772 47.83% 33 2.04%
1972 961 59.54% 557 34.51% 96 5.95%
1968 804 53.03% 606 39.97% 106 6.99%
1964 678 45.14% 822 54.73% 2 0.13%
1960 721 46.10% 842 53.84% 1 0.06%
1956 789 48.20% 848 51.80% 0 0.00%
1952 1,074 57.96% 746 40.26% 33 1.78%
1948 609 36.64% 934 56.20% 119 7.16%
1944 691 39.55% 1,049 60.05% 7 0.40%
1940 670 35.02% 1,215 63.51% 28 1.46%
1936 645 28.91% 1,534 68.76% 52 2.33%
1932 720 33.79% 1,280 60.07% 131 6.15%
1928 1,342 56.77% 978 41.37% 44 1.86%
1924 888 41.34% 480 22.35% 780 36.31%


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19305,238
19403,655−30.2%
19503,200−12.4%
19603,085−3.6%
19702,667−13.5%
19802,646−0.8%
19902,282−13.8%
20002,3292.1%
20102,072−11.0%
20202,023−2.4%
2021 (est.)2,044[12]1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
1790-1960[14] 1900-1990[15]
1990-2000[16] 2010-2020[1]

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,072 people, 924 households, and 600 families in the county.[17] The population density was 1.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.42/km2). There were 1,336 housing units at an average density of 0.7 per square mile (0.27/km2).[18] The racial makeup of the county was 98.3% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[17] In terms of ancestry, 30.9% were German, 16.7% were English, 16.1% were Irish, 10.3% were Norwegian, 6.7% were Czech, 5.0% were Danish, and 1.7% were American.[19]

Of the 924 households, 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.1% were non-families, and 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.80. The median age was 48.3 years.[17]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,473 and the median income for a family was $54,479. Males had a median income of $36,295 versus $29,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,029. About 6.4% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.[20]

2000 census

As of the 2000 census,[21] there were 2,329 people, 951 households, and 661 families in the county. The population density was 1.25 per square mile (0.48/km2). There were 1,325 housing units at an average density of 0.70 per square mile (0.27/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.1% were of German, 11.3% Norwegian, 10.0% Irish, 9.8% English and 8.7% American ancestry. 92.0% spoke English and 7.5% German as their first language. Many of the German-speaking residents of Judith Basin County are Hutterites.

There were 951 households, out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 4.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.50% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

The county population contained 26.80% under the age of 18, 4.60% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 28.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 107.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,241, and the median income for a family was $34,243. Males had a median income of $21,789 versus $14,615 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,291. About 16.30% of families and 21.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.60% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Descriptions – County Boundaries" (PDF). Montana Legislature. p. 22. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Montana Highway Map" (PDF). Montana Natural Resource Information System. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Hughesville MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
  7. ^ Kolin, Judith Basin County MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
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  10. ^ Spion Kop MT Google Maps (accessed January 2, 2019)
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021". Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  13. ^ "United States Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  14. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  15. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  16. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  17. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  18. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  19. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  20. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  21. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

Coordinates: 47°02′N 110°16′W / 47.04°N 110.26°W / 47.04; -110.26