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Denton, Montana
Location of Denton, Montana
Location of Denton, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Fergus
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,599 ft (1,097 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 255
 • Estimate 
(2012)
250
 • Density 335.5/sq mi (129.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59430
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-20425
GNIS feature ID 0770605

Denton is a town in Fergus County, Montana, United States. The population was 255 at the 2010 census.

History

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.

Geography

Denton is located at 47°19′8″N 109°56′48″W / 47.31889°N 109.94667°W / 47.31889; -109.94667 (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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 431
1930 345 −20.0%
1940 406 17.7%
1950 435 7.1%
1960 410 −5.7%
1970 398 −2.9%
1980 356 −10.6%
1990 350 −1.7%
2000 301 −14.0%
2010 255 −15.3%
Est. 2015 248 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 255 people, 120 households, and 64 families residing 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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 301 people, 133 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 395.4 people per square mile (152.9/km²). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 207.6 per square mile (80.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.34% White, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 133 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,393, and the median income for a family was $32,232. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $16,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,982. About 5.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 2.4% of those sixty five or over.

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