Heart Butte, Montana

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Heart Butte is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pondera County, Montana, United States. The population was 698 at the 2000 census.



Heart Butte is located at 48°17′24″N 112°50′4″W / 48.29°N 112.83444°W / 48.29; -112.83444 (48.290058, -112.834432)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.44%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 698 people, 164 households, and 142 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 154.9 people per square mile (59.9/km²). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 41.1/sq mi (15.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.73% White, 0.14% African American, 93.70% Native American, 0.29% Asian, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 59.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 26.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.16 and the average family size was 4.56.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 44.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,885, and the median income for a family was $20,990. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,845. About 42.0% of families and 44.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.7% of those under age 18 and 57.7% of those age 65 or over.

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