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Judith Basin County
Judith Basin County Courthouse in Stanford
Judith Basin County Courthouse in Stanford
Map of Montana highlighting Judith Basin County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Montana
Founded December 10, 1920
Seat Stanford
Largest town Stanford
 • Total 1,871 sq mi (4,850 km2)
 • Land 1,870 sq mi (4,800 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)  0.04%
 • Total 2,023
 • Density 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district At-large
  • Montana county number 36

Judith Basin County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,023. Its county seat is the town of Stanford.


Judith Basin County was formed from western Fergus County, Montana and eastern Cascade County, Montana on December 10, 1920. In 1895, Yogo sapphires were discovered at Yogo Gulch, about 15 miles southwest of Utica, which at the time was in Fergus County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,871 square miles (4,850 km2), of which 1,870 square miles (4,800 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Lewis and Clark National Forest (part)


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 5,238
1940 3,655 −30.2%
1950 3,200 −12.4%
1960 3,085 −3.6%
1970 2,667 −13.5%
1980 2,646 −0.8%
1990 2,282 −13.8%
2000 2,329 2.1%
2010 2,072 −11.0%
2020 2,023 −2.4%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,072 people, 924 households, and 600 families in the county. The population density was 1.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.42/km2). There were 1,336 housing units at an average density of 0.7 per square mile (0.27/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.3% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 30.9% were German, 16.7% were English, 16.1% were Irish, 10.3% were Norwegian, 6.7% were Czech, 5.0% were Danish, and 1.7% were American.

Of the 924 households, 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.1% were non-families, and 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.80. The median age was 48.3 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,473 and the median income for a family was $54,479. Males had a median income of $36,295 versus $29,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,029. About 6.4% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.




Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

See also

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