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Treasure County, Montana


Treasure County, Montana

Treasure County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Treasure County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1919
Seat Hysham
Largest town Hysham
 • Total 984 sq mi (2,549 km2)
 • Land 977 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Water 6.6 sq mi (17 km2), 0.7%
 • (2010) 718
 • Density 0.7/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Treasure County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 718,[1] making it the second-least populous county in Montana. Its county seat is Hysham.[2] The county was founded in 1919.[3]


  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Town 3.1
    • Unincorporated communities 3.2
    • Ghost town 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


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.[4] It is the fourth-smallest county in Montana by land area.

Major highways

Adjacent counties


As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 861 people, 357 households, and 242 families residing in the county. The population density was <1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 422 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (<1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.40% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 1.63% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.93% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.2% were of German, 14.4% Norwegian, 11.2% Irish, 9.2% American and 5.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 357 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 4.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,830, and the median income for a family was $34,219. Males had a median income of $22,750 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,392. About 8.50% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.



Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press. 2009. p. 267. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

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