Hot Springs, Montana

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Hot Springs is a town on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Sanders County, Montana, United States. The population was 531 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1910, it was incorporated in 1929.



Hot Springs is located at 47°36′32″N 114°40′19″W / 47.60889°N 114.67194°W / 47.60889; -114.67194 (47.608957, -114.672063)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

It is located near several mineral hot springs, from which the town derives its name.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 531 people, 280 households, and 126 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,739.1 people per square mile (661.4/km²). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 1,260.9/sq mi (479.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.93% White, 0.19% African American, 9.98% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.58% of the population.

There were 280 households out of which 16.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.0% were non-families. 50.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $12,663, and the median income for a family was $21,786. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,690. About 33.3% of families and 38.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.8% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

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