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Silver Bow County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Silver Bow County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Seat Butte
Largest city Butte
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

719 sq mi (1,862 km²)
718 sq mi (1,860 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

34,606
49/sq mi (19/km²)
Founded 1881
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.bsb.mt.gov

Silver Bow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population was 34,606. Its county seat is Butte.[1] In 1977, the city and county governments consolidated to form the single entity of Butte-Silver Bow. At the 1920 census the county population was over 60,000, and until the 1950 census, Silver Bow was the most populous county in the state. It was surpassed by Cascade County (Great Falls), which was surpassed by Yellowstone County (Billings) in 1970.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 719 square miles (1,862 km²), of which, 718 square miles (1,860 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.09%) is water. In area, it is the smallest county in Montana.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 47,635
1910 56,848 19.3%
1920 60,313 6.1%
1930 56,969 −5.5%
1940 53,209 −6.6%
1950 48,422 −9.0%
1960 46,454 −4.1%
1970 41,981 −9.6%
1980 38,092 −9.3%
1990 33,941 −10.9%
2000 34,606 2.0%
Est. 2007 32,652 −5.6%
sources:[2][3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 34,606 people, 14,432 households, and 8,933 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 16,176 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.35% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 2.03% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 2.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.4% were of Irish, 14.2% German, 11.4% English and 5.9% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,432 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.80% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% were non-families. 32.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,402, and the median income for a family was $40,018. Males had a median income of $31,295 versus $21,610 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,009. About 10.70% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.20% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Municipalities

County-serviced communities

Government and politics

It and neighboring Deer Lodge County are the two most consistently Democratic counties in Montana when it comes to Presidential elections, with Silver Bow County last voting Republican in 1956 for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The two have supported the Democratic candidate in each of the last thirteen Presidential elections.[5] In the last five elections the margin of victory for the Democrat has varied from 16% to 41% of the vote.[6]

In the Montana Senate it is in District 37 and has been represented by Democrat Steve Gallus since 2004. In the Montana Montana House of Representatives it is in District 73 and is represented by Democrat Pat Noonan.[7]

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External links

Coordinates: 45°54′N 112°40′W / 45.90°N 112.66°W / 45.90; -112.66


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Silver Bow County, Montana
Map
File:Map of Montana highlighting Silver Bow County.png
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the USA highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1881
Seat Butte
Largest City Butte
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.09%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

34606
Website: co.silverbow.mt.us

Silver Bow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population was 34,606. Its county seat is ButteGR6. In 1977, the city of Butte and county governments consolidated to form the single entity of Butte-Silver Bow.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,862 km² (719 sq mi). 1,860 km² (718 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.09%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 34,606 people, 14,432 households, and 8,933 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (48/sq mi). There were 16,176 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.35% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 2.03% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 2.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,432 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.80% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.10% were non-families. 32.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,402, and the median income for a family was $40,018. Males had a median income of $31,295 versus $21,610 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,009. About 10.70% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.20% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Notable officials

  • James Edward Murray was county attorney here before becoming United States Senator from Montana.

External links

Coordinates: 45°54′N 112°40′W / 45.90, -112.66

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