Absarokee, Montana

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Absarokee (pronounced /æbˈsɔrkiː/ ab-SOR-kee) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stillwater County, Montana, United States, approximately 14 miles south of Columbus on Highway 78. It is named after the Crow Indians who formerly inhabited the land. The population was 1,234 at the 2000 census. The Stillwater Mine, operated by the Stillwater Mining Company, is located near Absarokee.



Absarokee is located at 45°31′13″N 109°26′38″W / 45.52028°N 109.44389°W / 45.52028; -109.44389 (45.520147, -109.443782)[1] in a valley near where the Stillwater River and Rosebud River join.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 499 households, and 343 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 608.1 people per square mile (234.7/km²). There were 550 housing units at an average density of 271.0/sq mi (104.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.24% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.

There were 499 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

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