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Location of Denton, Montana
|• Total||0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)|
|• Land||0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||3,599 ft (1,097 m)|
|• Density||288.73/sq mi (110.81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0770605|
Denton is a town in Fergus County, Montana, United States. The population was 205 at the 2020 census.
Central Montana Rail, Inc. is headquartered in Denton.
A post office called Denton has been in operation since 1888. The town was established at its present site when the railroad was extended to that point.
Denton is located at 47°19′8″N 109°56′48″W / 47.31889°N 109.94667°W (47.318923, -109.946610).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 255 people, 120 households, and 64 families living in the town. The population density was 335.5 inhabitants per square mile (129.5/km2). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 205.3 per square mile (79.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.2% White and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 120 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.7% were non-families. 42.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.92.
The median age in the town was 44.8 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 27.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.
Denton Public Schools educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade. They are known as the Trojans. Denton High School had 19 students in 2021.
- Don Koehler, one of the few people on record to grow over eight feet tall.
- James A. Shelton, Navy ensign who received the Navy Cross posthumously for his service during the Battle of Midway.