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Cascade, Montana
Location of Cascade, Montana
Location of Cascade, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Cascade
Area
 • Town 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
3,389 ft (1,033 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Town 600
 • Density 909.09/sq mi (352.94/km2)
 • Metro
84,414
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59421
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-12775
GNIS feature ID 0769638

Cascade is a town in Cascade County, Montana, United States. The population was 600 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2020 had a population of 84,414. Cascade was incorporated in 1911.

Geography

Cascade is located at 47°16′19″N 111°42′10″W / 47.271954°N 111.702675°W / 47.271954; -111.702675 (47.271954, -111.702675).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all of it land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cascade has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 465
1930 520 11.8%
1940 419 −19.4%
1950 447 6.7%
1960 604 35.1%
1970 714 18.2%
1980 773 8.3%
1990 729 −5.7%
2000 819 12.3%
2010 685 −16.4%
2020 600 −12.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 685 people, 287 households, and 188 families living in the town. The population density was 1,292.5 inhabitants per square mile (499.0/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 618.9 per square mile (239.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.9% White, 2.5% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 287 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% 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 2.87.

The median age in the town was 47.6 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

History

The founder of the town was Mr. Thomas Graham.

Education

Cascade Public Schools educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade. It also serves the nearby towns of Ulm, Deep Creek, Craig, and Wolf Creek. The team name for Cascade High School is the Badgers.

Wedsworth Memorial Library is a public library in Cascade.

Notable people

  • J. Robert Atkinson, founder of the Braille Institute of America
  • Mary Fields a.k.a. "Stagecoach Mary", the first black woman to work for the United States Postal Service, was so popular in the town in the early 20th century that schools closed every year on her birthday.
  • Charles Marion Russell, artist
  • Steamboat Williams, Major League Baseball player
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