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Nashua, Montana
Charles Street in Nashua at sunset
Charles Street in Nashua at sunset
Location of Nashua, Montana
Location of Nashua, Montana
Coordinates: 48°8.1′N 106°21.6′W / 48.1350°N 106.3600°W / 48.1350; -106.3600Coordinates: 48°8.1′N 106°21.6′W / 48.1350°N 106.3600°W / 48.1350; -106.3600
Country United States
State Montana
County Valley
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,064 ft (629 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 301
 • Density 430.00/sq mi (164.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59248
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-52900
GNIS feature ID 0774553

Nashua is a town in Valley County, Montana, United States. The population was 301 at the 2020 census.

The town was established as a station on the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway in 1888. Nashua had a brief economic boom during the building of Fort Peck Dam in the 1930s.

Geography

Nashua Montana panorama
Panorama of Nashua in 2013

Nashua is located at 48°8.1′N 106°21.6′W / 48.1350°N 106.3600°W / 48.1350; -106.3600 (48.1344, -106.3598).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), all of it land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nashua has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 272
1930 351 29.0%
1940 943 168.7%
1950 691 −26.7%
1960 796 15.2%
1970 513 −35.6%
1980 495 −3.5%
1990 375 −24.2%
2000 325 −13.3%
2010 290 −10.8%
2020 301 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 290 people, 136 households, and 85 families residing in the town. The population density was 439.4 inhabitants per square mile (169.7/km2). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 277.3 per square mile (107.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.5% White, 2.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 136 households, of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% 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 2.66.

The median age in the town was 50.8 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 35.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

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