Winifred, Montana

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Winifred is a town in north-central Fergus County, Montana, United States. The population was 156 at the 2000 census. Winifred was founded in 1913 as the terminus of a newly-built branch line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad ("the Milwaukee Road"). It is popularly believed to have been named after one of the railroad owner's two daughters (the other being Christina, another small town about 15 miles away).



Winifred is located at 47°33′35″N 109°22′38″W / 47.55972°N 109.37722°W / 47.55972; -109.37722 (47.559818, -109.377108)[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.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 156 people, 69 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 305.0 people per square mile (118.1/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 166.2/sq mi (64.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.79% White, 1.28% Native American, 0.64% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $33,393. Males had a median income of $17,321 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,600. About 17.0% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.0% of those sixty five or over.

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