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Scobey, Montana

Scobey, Montana
City
Daniels County Courthouse in Scobey
Daniels County Courthouse in Scobey
Location of Scobey, Montana
Location of Scobey, Montana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Montana
County Daniels
Area[1]
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,467 ft (752 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,017
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,041
 • Density 1,338.2/sq mi (516.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59263
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-66925
GNIS feature ID 0776297

Scobey is a city in and the county seat of Daniels County, Montana, United States.[4] The population was 1,017 at the 2010 census.[5]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Climate 4
  • Notable residents 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The city was named by local rancher Mansfield Daniels, after whom Daniels County is named, for his friend Major Charles Richardson Anderson Scobey, a cattleman from the Glendive area who served as a Montana Territory legislator and an Indian agent at Fort Peck and Poplar.[6]

"During the height of the homestead boom in the 1910s," according to historical marker author Bob Fletcher, "Scobey was the largest primary shipping point of grain in the world."[7]

Geography

Scobey is located at (48.790955, -105.419925).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,017 people, 472 households, and 252 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,338.2 inhabitants per square mile (516.7/km2). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 789.5 per square mile (304.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 0.1% African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 472 households of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.6% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 49.9 years. 21.9% 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; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 28.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,082 people, 500 households, and 280 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,481.6 people per square mile (572.3/km2). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 836.6 per square mile (323.2/km2). The racial makeup of the little city was 95.75% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population. There were 499 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 17.6% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,806, and the median income for a family was $35,521. Males had a median income of $27,411 versus $18,304 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,150. About 8.7% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Scobey experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with long, cold, dry winters and short, hot, wetter summers.

Climate data for Scobey, Montana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 60
(16)
65
(18)
76
(24)
85
(29)
98
(37)
106
(41)
110
(43)
107
(42)
99
(37)
95
(35)
75
(24)
56
(13)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 19.3
(−7.1)
27.7
(−2.4)
39.4
(4.1)
56.3
(13.5)
68.1
(20.1)
77.0
(25)
81.6
(27.6)
82.3
(27.9)
70.5
(21.4)
56.7
(13.7)
36.0
(2.2)
23.8
(−4.6)
53.23
(11.78)
Daily mean °F (°C) 7.9
(−13.4)
16.6
(−8.6)
28.0
(−2.2)
41.9
(5.5)
53.4
(11.9)
62.4
(16.9)
66.4
(19.1)
65.8
(18.8)
54.1
(12.3)
42.4
(5.8)
24.3
(−4.3)
12.5
(−10.8)
39.64
(4.25)
Average low °F (°C) −3.6
(−19.8)
5.5
(−14.7)
16.6
(−8.6)
27.5
(−2.5)
38.6
(3.7)
47.8
(8.8)
51.1
(10.6)
49.3
(9.6)
37.7
(3.2)
28.1
(−2.2)
12.6
(−10.8)
1.1
(−17.2)
26.03
(−3.32)
Record low °F (°C) −48
(−44)
−45
(−43)
−38
(−39)
−9
(−23)
12
(−11)
23
(−5)
35
(2)
28
(−2)
10
(−12)
−13
(−25)
−34
(−37)
−43
(−42)
−48
(−44)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.26
(6.6)
0.14
(3.6)
0.54
(13.7)
0.83
(21.1)
1.72
(43.7)
3.02
(76.7)
2.13
(54.1)
1.64
(41.7)
0.88
(22.4)
0.65
(16.5)
0.34
(8.6)
0.33
(8.4)
12.48
(317.1)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000) [11]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records) [12]

Notable residents

  • Kenneth Arnold, businessman and pilot who made the first widely publicized UFO sighting, grew up here.
  • Alvin Straight, who inspired The Straight Story, was born here.
  • Henry Schauer, World War II Medal of Honor winner, grew up in rural Scobey and enlisted in the Army from here, a member of the "Lucky 13" group of enlistees. He lived and worked in the area for many years after the war.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder.  
  6. ^ "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Place Names From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Wilson, Kurt (2014-11-02). "Roadside Wanderings: Resilient northeastern Montana". Missoulian. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ "Climatography of the United States NO.81" (PDF).  
  12. ^ "Monthly Averages for Scobey, MT".  

External links

  • Daniels County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, Scobey Montana website
  • Scobey High School Website
  • Scobey Schools
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