Judith Gap, Montana

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Judith Gap is a city in Wheatland County, Montana, United States. The population was 164 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Judith Gap is located at 46°40′44″N 109°45′11″W / 46.678874°N 109.753151°W / 46.678874; -109.753151 (46.678874, -109.753151).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 164 people, 69 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 440.9 people per square mile (171.1/km2). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 252.7/sq mi (98.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.46% White, 1.22% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.61% Asian, and 5.49% from two or more races.

There were 69 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 121.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,979, and the median income for a family was $17,292. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,927. About 33.3% of families and 37.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 65.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Judith Gap Wind Farm

Because of its topography and prevailing winds, Judith Gap is the site of one of the most ambitious wind power projects in the United States. The 90 mammoth wind turbines at the Judith Gap Wind Farm produce 135-150 megawatts of power, representing about 8% of the electrical power on the NorthWestern Energy grid. The total cost of the project is likely about $150 million.

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