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Richey, Montana
Location of Richey, Montana
Location of Richey, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Dawson
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,503 ft (763 m)
 • Total 164
 • Density 630.77/sq mi (244.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-62275
GNIS feature ID 0775750

Richey is a town in Dawson County, Montana, United States. It is located to the north of Glendive, the county seat. The population was 164 at the 2020 census. The town has a strong agriculture economy with wheat, oats and barley as the main crops as well as significant cattle and sheep ranches.

Clyde Richey opened a post office in 1911.


Barley fruit

Richey is located at 47°38′42″N 105°4′10″W / 47.64500°N 105.06944°W / 47.64500; -105.06944 (47.644958, -105.069380).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 362
1950 595
1960 480 −19.3%
1970 389 −19.0%
1980 417 7.2%
1990 259 −37.9%
2000 189 −27.0%
2010 177 −6.3%
2020 164 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 177 people, 91 households, and 51 families residing in the town. The population density was 708.0 inhabitants per square mile (273.4/km2). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 556.0 per square mile (214.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 91 households, of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.61.

The median age in the town was 49.5 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.


The Richey Historical Museum includes many articles from pioneer times. There is also an annual rodeo each summer.

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Richey School District educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Richey High School was home to the "Royals" sports teams for many decades. The Royals won Montana State Class C Championships in Football in 1979, Girls Basketball in 1999 and 2000, and Volleyball in 2000. With declining enrollment, the Royals merged with the Lions from Lambert to form the "R&L Fusion" sports co-op in 2009. The R&L Fusion Boys Cross Country team won the Montana State Class C Championship in 2015.

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