Valier, Montana

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Valier is a town in Pondera County, Montana, United States. The population was 498 at the 2000 census.



The town was named for Peter Valier, who supervised construction of the Montana Western Railway's railroad line between Valier and Conrad, the county seat of Pondera County.[1]


Valier is located at 48°18′22″N 112°15′4″W / 48.30611°N 112.25111°W / 48.30611; -112.25111 (48.306153, -112.251045)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 498 people, 220 households, and 143 families residing in the town. The population density was 418.5 people per square mile (161.6/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 231.1/sq mi (89.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.17% White, 5.22% Native American, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 220 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $36,750. Males had a median income of $25,156 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,862. About 7.9% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over.

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