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Circle, Montana
Location of Circle, Montana
Location of Circle, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County McCone
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,451 ft (747 m)
 • Total 591
 • Density 757.69/sq mi (292.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 406 Exchange: 485
FIPS code 30-14950
GNIS feature ID 0806926

Circle is a town in and the county seat of McCone County, Montana, United States. The population was 591 at the 2020 census.

The community was so named because a rancher there branded his cattle with the image of a circle.


Circle is located at 47°25′1″N 105°35′19″W / 47.41694°N 105.58861°W / 47.41694; -105.58861 (47.416987, -105.588734).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.

Circle is 192 miles from the nearest Starbucks, making it the community furthest from the nearest Starbucks in the lower 48 United States.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 519
1940 685 32.0%
1950 856 25.0%
1960 1,117 30.5%
1970 964 −13.7%
1980 931 −3.4%
1990 805 −13.5%
2000 644 −20.0%
2010 615 −4.5%
2020 591 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 615 people, 278 households, and 159 families living in the town. The population density was 788.5 inhabitants per square mile (304.4/km2). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 439.7 per square mile (169.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 278 households, of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the town was 45.9 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 26% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.


Circle Public Schools educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The team name for Circle High School is the Wildcats.

George McCone Memorial County Library provides service to the area.


Circle Town County Airport is a public use airport located 1 mile east of town.

See also

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