Glendive, Montana

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Glendive is a city in and the county seat of Dawson County, Montana, United States.[1] The population was 4,729 at the 2000 census.

The town of Glendive is located in South Eastern Montana and is considered by many as an agricultural hub of Eastern Montana. The town itself is tucked between the Yellowstone River and the Badlands, named for the rugged terrain and jagged rock formations that are known to exist in the area.

The Makoshika State Park is located just east of Glendive.



Glendive is located at 47°6′31″N 104°42′38″W / 47.10861°N 104.71056°W / 47.10861; -104.71056 (47.108491, -104.710419),[2] at an altitude of 2,064 feet (629 m).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.89%) is water.


Sir George Gore, a wealthy Irish sportsman, named his favorite hunting area "Glendive" in 1855, from the Irish gleann "valley" and dubh "black".


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,729 people, 1,983 households, and 1,229 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,419.0 people per square mile (548.3/km²). There were 2,204 housing units at an average density of 661.4/sq mi (255.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.38% White, 0.30% African American,1.21% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

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