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Treasure County
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Country  United States
State  Montana
Founded 1919
Seat Hysham
Largest town Hysham
Area
 • Total 984 sq mi (2,550 km2)
 • Land 977 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Water 6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  0.7%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 718
 • Estimate 
(2020)
695
 • Density 0.7297/sq mi (0.2817/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district At-large
  • Montana county number 33

Treasure County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 762, making it the second-least populous county in Montana. Its county seat is Hysham. The county was founded in 1919.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 984 square miles (2,550 km2), of which 977 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 6.6 square miles (17 km2) (0.7%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Montana by land area.

Major highways

  • I-94
  • US 10 (Former)
  • S-311

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,990
1930 1,661 −16.5%
1940 1,499 −9.8%
1950 1,402 −6.5%
1960 1,345 −4.1%
1970 1,069 −20.5%
1980 981 −8.2%
1990 874 −10.9%
2000 861 −1.5%
2010 718 −16.6%
2020 762 6.1%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 718 people, 335 households, and 219 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.7 inhabitants per square mile (0.27/km2). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 0.4/square mile (0.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.9% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 40.2% were American, 22.4% were German, 9.9% were English, 9.9% were Irish, and 7.4% were Norwegian.

Of the 335 households, 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.6% were non-families, and 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.67. The median age was 51.5 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,969 and the median income for a family was $51,458. Males had a median income of $38,194 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,882. About 4.6% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

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Town

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

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