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Sheridan County, Montana


Sheridan County, Montana

Sheridan County, Montana
The Sheridan County Courthouse in Plentywood
Map of Montana highlighting Sheridan County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded March 11, 1913
Named for Philip Sheridan
Seat Plentywood
Largest city Plentywood
 • Total 1,706 sq mi (4,419 km2)
 • Land 1,677 sq mi (4,343 km2)
 • Water 29 sq mi (75 km2), 1.7%
 • (2014) 3,696
 • Density 2.0/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Sheridan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,384.[1] Its county seat is Plentywood.[2] Sheridan County was established in 1913 when the Montana Legislature split Dawson and Valley Counties. It was named after American Civil War General Philip Sheridan.[3] It is south from the Canadian border of Saskatchewan.


  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties and rural municipalities 1.2
    • National protected area 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • City 3.1
    • Towns 3.2
    • Census-designated places 3.3
    • Unincorporated communities 3.4
    • Ghost towns 3.5
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,706 square miles (4,420 km2), of which 1,677 square miles (4,340 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (1.7%) is water.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties and rural municipalities

National protected area


As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 4,105 people, 1,741 households, and 1,140 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.4 people per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 2,167 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.5% were of Norwegian, 19.0% German and 8.9% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,741 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 22.20% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 23.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,518, and the median income for a family was $35,345. Males had a median income of $23,053 versus $20,112 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,038. About 10.60% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.




Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • County website

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