Roosevelt County, Montana

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Roosevelt County
Roosevelt County Courthouse in Wolf Point
Roosevelt County Courthouse in Wolf Point
Map of Montana highlighting Roosevelt County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 48°18′N 105°02′W / 48.3°N 105.03°W / 48.3; -105.03
Country United States
State Montana
Founded1919
Named forTheodore Roosevelt
SeatWolf Point
Largest cityWolf Point
Area
 • Total2,369 sq mi (6,140 km2)
 • Land2,355 sq mi (6,100 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (40 km2)  0.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total10,794
 • Estimate 
(2021)
10,821 Increase
 • Density4.6/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.rooseveltcounty.org
  • Montana county number 17

Roosevelt County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 10,794.[1] Its county seat is Wolf Point.[2] Roosevelt County was created by the Montana Legislature in 1919 from a portion of Sheridan County. The name honors former president Theodore Roosevelt, who had died earlier that year.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States 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.[4] Three-fourths of the county's land area lies within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
192010,347
193010,6723.1%
19409,806−8.1%
19509,580−2.3%
196011,73122.5%
197010,365−11.6%
198010,4671.0%
199010,9995.1%
200010,620−3.4%
201010,425−1.8%
202010,7943.5%
2021 (est.)10,821[5]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2020[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States census,[10] there were 10,620 people, 3,581 households, and 2,614 families 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.

The county population contained 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[edit]

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 10,425 people, 3,553 households, and 2,548 families residing in the county.[11] 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).[12] 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.[11] In terms of ancestry, 20.0% were Norwegian, 16.3% were German, 6.1% were Irish, and 1.3% were American.[13]

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.[11]

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.[14]

Politics[edit]

Roosevelt County is competitive in presidential elections. After a seven-election streak of voting for the Democratic candidate, it voted for Republican Donald Trump by narrow margins in 2016 and 2020.

United States presidential election results for Roosevelt County, Montana[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,996 49.69% 1,910 47.55% 111 2.76%
2016 1,797 49.21% 1,560 42.72% 295 8.08%
2012 1,514 41.23% 2,086 56.81% 72 1.96%
2008 1,473 35.47% 2,564 61.74% 116 2.79%
2004 1,762 43.74% 2,195 54.49% 71 1.76%
2000 1,605 42.09% 2,059 54.00% 149 3.91%
1996 1,209 30.25% 2,118 52.99% 670 16.76%
1992 1,212 28.91% 1,827 43.57% 1,154 27.52%
1988 1,957 47.52% 2,083 50.58% 78 1.89%
1984 2,431 54.46% 1,962 43.95% 71 1.59%
1980 2,298 55.24% 1,504 36.15% 358 8.61%
1976 1,822 46.38% 2,061 52.47% 45 1.15%
1972 2,304 58.97% 1,464 37.47% 139 3.56%
1968 1,947 50.12% 1,771 45.59% 167 4.30%
1964 1,612 39.53% 2,463 60.40% 3 0.07%
1960 1,876 45.40% 2,227 53.90% 29 0.70%
1956 1,985 47.37% 2,205 52.63% 0 0.00%
1952 1,998 57.36% 1,466 42.09% 19 0.55%
1948 1,142 36.51% 1,820 58.18% 166 5.31%
1944 1,281 40.44% 1,848 58.33% 39 1.23%
1940 1,503 37.74% 2,418 60.72% 61 1.53%
1936 1,052 25.60% 2,923 71.14% 134 3.26%
1932 965 27.57% 2,263 64.66% 272 7.77%
1928 1,630 55.27% 1,296 43.95% 23 0.78%
1924 965 39.10% 389 15.76% 1,114 45.14%
1920 1,624 71.26% 555 24.35% 100 4.39%

Communities[edit]

Roosevelt County Courthouse, Wolf Point MT

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021". Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  16. ^ Biem MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  17. ^ Blair MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  18. ^ Bredette MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  19. ^ Chelsea MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  20. ^ Fort Kipp MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  21. ^ Macon MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)
  22. ^ Sprole MT Google Maps (accessed January 5, 2019)

Coordinates: 48°18′N 105°02′W / 48.30°N 105.03°W / 48.30; -105.03