Broadus, Montana

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Broadus is a town in and the county seat of Powder River County, Montana, United States.[1] The population was 451 at the 2000 census.



The town was named after the Broaddus family, early settlers in the area.[2]


Broadus is located at 45°26′34″N 105°24′33″W / 45.44278°N 105.40917°W / 45.44278; -105.40917 (45.442809, -105.409147).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 451 people, 199 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,379.2 people per square mile (527.7/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 816.5/sq mi (312.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.45% White, 1.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,156, and the median income for a family was $30,417. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $15,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,938. About 13.6% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

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