Ryegate, Montana

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Ryegate is a town in and the county seat of Golden Valley County, Montana, United States.[1] The population was 268 at the 2000 census. Ryegate is situated on the north bank of the Musselshell River.


Ryegate is located at 46°17′56″N 109°15′20″W / 46.29889°N 109.25556°W / 46.29889; -109.25556 (46.298780, -109.255569)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 268 people, 113 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 391.6 people per square mile (152.2/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 191.4/sq mi (74.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.51% White and 1.49% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $19,688 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,016. About 20.0% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 32.5% of those sixty five or over.


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