Pinesdale, Montana

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Pinesdale is a town in Ravalli County, Montana, United States. The population was 742 at the 2000 census.



Pinesdale is located at 46°20′3″N 114°13′22″W / 46.33417°N 114.22278°W / 46.33417; -114.22278 (46.334272, -114.222895)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 742 people, 139 households, and 128 families residing in the town. The population density was 567.0 people per square mile (218.7/km²). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 113.9/sq mi (43.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.71% White, 0.13% Native American, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.96% of the population.

There were 139 households out of which 72.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 34.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.9% were non-families. 7.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 5.34 and the average family size was 5.66.

In the town the population was spread out with 59.7% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 15.2% from 25 to 44, 9.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 15 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,528, and the median income for a family was $27,361. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $17,857 for females. The per capita income for the town was $5,051. About 31.1% of families and 35.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.


The majority of the residents of Pinesdale are members of the Apostolic United Brethren. The community once included Alex Joseph, who later became the first Libertarian mayor in the United States.

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