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Judith Basin County, Montana

Judith Basin County, Montana
Judith Basin County Courthouse in Stanford
Map of Montana highlighting Judith Basin County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1920
Seat Stanford
Largest town Stanford
 • Total 1,871 sq mi (4,846 km2)
 • Land 1,870 sq mi (4,843 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.04%
 • (2010) 2,072
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Judith Basin County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,072.[1] Its county seat is Stanford, Montana.[2]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • National protected area 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • City 4.1
    • Town 4.2
    • Census-designated place 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
    • Ghost town 4.5
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Judith Basin County was formed from western Fergus County, Montana and eastern Cascade County, Montana 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.


According to the U.S. 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


As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 2,329 people, 951 households, and 661 families residing in the county. The population density was <1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 1,325 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (1/sq mi). 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 according to Census 2000. 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.

In the county the population was spread out with 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.




Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  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. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Official website

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