Powell County, Montana facts for kids
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Powell County Courthouse, Deer Lodge
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 2, 1901|
|Named for||Mount Powell, which was named in turn for John Wesley Powell|
|Largest city||Deer Lodge|
|• Total||2,333 sq mi (6,040 km2)|
|• Land||2,326 sq mi (6,020 km2)|
|• Water||6.3 sq mi (16 km2) 0.3%|
|• Density||2.9773/sq mi (1.1495/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Powell County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 6,946. Its county seat is Deer Lodge.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,333 square miles (6,040 km2), of which 2,326 square miles (6,020 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (0.3%) is water.
- Flathead County, Montana - north
- Lewis and Clark County, Montana - east
- Jefferson County, Montana - southeast
- Deer Lodge County, Montana - south
- Granite County, Montana - southwest
- Missoula County, Montana - west
National protected areas
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (part)
- Flathead National Forest (part)
- Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
- Helena National Forest (part)
- Lolo National Forest (part)
- Bob Marshall Wilderness Area (part)
- Scapegoat Wilderness Area (part)
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,027 people, 2,466 households, and 1,582 families in the county. The population density was 3.0 inhabitants per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 3,105 housing units at an average density of 1.3 per square mile (0.50/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.4% white, 4.4% American Indian, 1.0% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 27.9% were German, 19.1% were Irish, 14.6% were English, 8.5% were Norwegian, and 4.7% were American.
Of the 2,466 households, 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.8% were non-families, and 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79. The median age was 45.1 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,851 and the median income for a family was $45,339. Males had a median income of $30,163 versus $24,837 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,849. About 12.3% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Deer Lodge (county seat)