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Conrad
City
Conrad, Montana
Conrad, Montana
Nickname(s): 
As Country as They Come
Motto(s): 
"The Heart Of The Golden Triangle"
Location of Conrad, Montana
Location of Conrad, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Pondera
Area
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,517 ft (1,072 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,318
 • Density 1,825.20/sq mi (704.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59425
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-17275
GNIS feature ID 0806937
Website http://cityofconrad.com/

Conrad is a city in and the county seat of Pondera County, Montana, United States. The population was 2,318 at the 2020 census. Each June, the Whoop Up Days, a town wide celebration that includes a parade and rodeo, takes place in Conrad.

The town incorporated in 1908.

Geography

Conrad is located at 48°10′22″N 111°56′50″W / 48.172807°N 111.947131°W / 48.172807; -111.947131 (48.172807, -111.947131).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 888
1920 988 11.3%
1930 1,499 51.7%
1940 1,471 −1.9%
1950 1,865 26.8%
1960 2,665 42.9%
1970 2,770 3.9%
1980 3,074 11.0%
1990 2,891 −6.0%
2000 2,753 −4.8%
2010 2,570 −6.6%
2020 2,318 −9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,570 people, 1,113 households, and 676 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,056.0 inhabitants per square mile (793.8/km2). There were 1,266 housing units at an average density of 1,012.8 per square mile (391.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.2% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 1,113 households, of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 45.7 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 24.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

Climate

Conrad experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, dry winters and hot, wetter summers.

Climate data for Conrad, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18)
72
(22)
79
(26)
88
(31)
93
(34)
101
(38)
103
(39)
105
(41)
99
(37)
91
(33)
82
(28)
72
(22)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 31.7
(−0.2)
37.2
(2.9)
45.6
(7.6)
56.9
(13.8)
66.1
(18.9)
73.8
(23.2)
80.2
(26.8)
80.2
(26.8)
69.9
(21.1)
58.8
(14.9)
41.7
(5.4)
34.0
(1.1)
56.3
(13.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 19.4
(−7.0)
24.5
(−4.2)
32.5
(0.3)
42.5
(5.8)
51.8
(11.0)
59.3
(15.2)
64.3
(17.9)
63.8
(17.7)
54.0
(12.2)
43.9
(6.6)
29.4
(−1.4)
22.0
(−5.6)
42.3
(5.7)
Average low °F (°C) 7.0
(−13.9)
11.7
(−11.3)
19.4
(−7.0)
28.0
(−2.2)
37.5
(3.1)
44.8
(7.1)
48.3
(9.1)
47.4
(8.6)
38.0
(3.3)
28.9
(−1.7)
17.1
(−8.3)
9.9
(−12.3)
28.2
(−2.1)
Record low °F (°C) −42
(−41)
−45
(−43)
−32
(−36)
−19
(−28)
9
(−13)
27
(−3)
31
(−1)
25
(−4)
0
(−18)
−16
(−27)
−32
(−36)
−46
(−43)
−46
(−43)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.44
(11)
0.33
(8.4)
0.67
(17)
1.04
(26)
2.17
(55)
2.23
(57)
1.22
(31)
1.45
(37)
1.01
(26)
0.58
(15)
0.47
(12)
0.45
(11)
12.06
(306.4)
Source 1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000)
Source 2: The Weather Channel (Records)

Education

Conrad Public Schools educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Conrad High School's team name is the Cowboys/Cowgirls.

Conrad Public Library is located in town.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Conrad Airport is a public use airport located 1 mile west of town.

Notable people

  • LeRoy H. Anderson, Congressman from Montana
  • Scott Curry, NFL offensive tackle
  • Carol D'Onofrio (1936-2020), public health researcher, born in Conrad, Montana
  • Wylie Gustafson, country and western singer
  • Kristen Juras, attorney and 37th Lieutenant Governor of Montana
  • Shannen Rossmiller, youngest female judge in United States history, whose testimony led to the conviction of Ryan G. Anderson, and (Alaskan pipeline terrorist)
  • Llew Jones, member of the Montana Senate

See also

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