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Lodge Pole, Montana
Location of Lodge Pole, Montana
Location of Lodge Pole, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Blaine
 • Total 13.4 sq mi (34.7 km2)
 • Land 13.4 sq mi (34.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
3,409 ft (1,039 m)
 • Total 265
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-44350
GNIS feature ID 0773540

Lodge Pole is a census-designated place (CDP) in Blaine County, Montana, United States. The population was 265 at the 2010 census. It lies within the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, near the reservation's southern end.

The nearby community of Hays lies to its west-southwest.


Lodge Pole is located at 48°1′58″N 108°32′9″W / 48.03278°N 108.53583°W / 48.03278; -108.53583 (48.032665, -108.535716).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.4 square miles (34.7 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 214 people, 59 households, and 48 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 16.0 people per square mile (6.2/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 5.2/sq mi (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 2.34% White, 96.73% Native American, and 0.93% from two or more races.

There were 59 households out of which 50.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.90.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 45.3% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,607, and the median income for a family was $22,500. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,276. About 44.0% of families and 40.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 77.8% of those sixty five or over.

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