Geraldine, Montana

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Geraldine is a town in Chouteau County, Montana, United States. The population was 284 at the 2000 census. The area around the town is an agricultural, largely wheat-producing region.

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History

Geraldine was originally created as a stop on the Milwaukee Road railroad. It was named for Almira Geraldine Rockefeller (or perhaps her daughter, Ethel Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge), the wife of William Rockefeller, the director of the railroad at the time[1].

The town's wood-constructed railroad depot, built in 1913, has been restored in recent years and now contains displays on the history of the area.

Geography

Geraldine is located at 47°36′9″N 110°16′4″W / 47.6025°N 110.26778°W / 47.6025; -110.26778 (47.602384, -110.267779)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 284 people, 115 households, and 79 families residing in the town. The population density was 547.0 people per square mile (210.9/km²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 271.6/sq mi (104.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.65% White, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,893, and the median income for a family was $36,429. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,403. About 2.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.4% of those sixty five or over.

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