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Philipsburg, Montana
Town
Location of Philipsburg, Montana
Location of Philipsburg, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Granite
Area
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,243 ft (1,598 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 820
 • Estimate (2015) 884
 • Density 1,025.0/sq mi (395.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59858
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-57175
GNIS feature ID 0788813
Gold (Gold Coin Mine, Philipsburg, Montana, USA) (16992522357)
High-grade Gold ore, Gold Coin Mine, Philipsburg, Montana

Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. The population was 820 at the 2010 census. The town was named after the famous mining engineer Philip Deidesheimer, who designed and supervised the construction of the ore smelter around which the town originally formed.

Geography

Philipsburg is located at 46°19′59″N 113°17′48″W / 46.33306°N 113.29667°W / 46.33306; -113.29667 (46.333108, -113.296564).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 299
1890 1,058 253.8%
1900 995 −6.0%
1910 1,109 11.5%
1920 1,724 55.5%
1930 1,300 −24.6%
1940 1,304 0.3%
1950 1,048 −19.6%
1960 1,107 5.6%
1970 1,128 1.9%
1980 1,138 0.9%
1990 925 −18.7%
2000 914 −1.2%
2010 820 −10.3%
Est. 2015 884 7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 820 people, 413 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,025.0 inhabitants per square mile (395.8/km2). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 683.8 per square mile (264.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 413 households of which 16.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.5% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.53.

The median age in the town was 54.4 years. 14.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.2% were from 45 to 64; and 29.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Climate

Philipsburg's climate transitions between semi-arid (Köppen BSk) and humid continental (Köppen Dfb). Winters are long and dry, but relatively mild, while summers are warm and distinctly wetter.

Climate data for Philipsburg, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 64
(17.8)
64
(17.8)
72
(22.2)
80
(26.7)
90
(32.2)
94
(34.4)
98
(36.7)
98
(36.7)
93
(33.9)
86
(30)
73
(22.8)
62
(16.7)
98
(36.7)
Average high °F (°C) 32.9
(0.5)
37.4
(3)
44.1
(6.72)
52.6
(11.44)
60.8
(16)
69.3
(20.72)
77.7
(25.39)
77.9
(25.5)
67.9
(19.94)
57.3
(14.06)
40.9
(4.94)
33.1
(0.61)
54.33
(12.403)
Daily mean °F (°C) 23.5
(-4.72)
27.2
(-2.67)
33.2
(0.67)
40.0
(4.44)
47.3
(8.5)
54.7
(12.61)
60.3
(15.72)
59.9
(15.5)
51.3
(10.72)
42.8
(6)
30.8
(-0.67)
23.6
(-4.67)
41.22
(5.12)
Average low °F (°C) 14.1
(-9.94)
17.0
(-8.33)
22.2
(-5.44)
27.3
(-2.61)
33.7
(0.94)
40.0
(4.44)
42.8
(6)
41.8
(5.44)
34.7
(1.5)
28.2
(-2.11)
20.6
(-6.33)
14.0
(-10)
28.03
(-2.204)
Record low °F (°C) −37
(-38.3)
−38
(-38.9)
−23
(-30.6)
0
(-17.8)
8
(-13.3)
21
(-6.1)
25
(-3.9)
21
(-6.1)
5
(-15)
−9
(-22.8)
−30
(-34.4)
−38
(-38.9)
−38
(-38.9)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.58
(14.7)
0.51
(13)
0.88
(22.4)
1.47
(37.3)
2.56
(65)
2.18
(55.4)
1.35
(34.3)
1.62
(41.1)
1.48
(37.6)
1.08
(27.4)
0.72
(18.3)
0.59
(15)
15.02
(381.5)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000)
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records)

Cultural references

Philipsburg is notable for being the setting and subject of the poem "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" by celebrated Northwest poet Richard Hugo.

Scarlett Johansson quietly married boyfriend French journalist Romain Dauriac on October 1, 2014.

Philipsburg won the 2015 Sunset Magazine Award for "Best Municipal Makeover," beating out entrants that included Reno, Nevada and Sacramento, California.

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