Senate District 8

Senator Lea Whitford (D)

221 Ed Williams Rd
Cut Bank, MT 59427-9144

Square Miles: 5113.7

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DemographicsSenate District 8
Population Change
Total Population 2000 18,462
Total Population 201019,204
Percent of change from 2000 to 2010 Census3.86%
Total Reported
Age 5 to 9 Years 1,732
10 to 14 Years 1,555
15 to 17 Years 983
18 to 19 Years 705
20 to 24 Years 1,440
25 to 34 Years 2,272
35 to 44 Years 2,039
45 to 54 Years 2,742
55 to 59 Years 1,088
60 to 64 Years 910
65 to 74 Years 1,169
75 to 84 Years 569
85 Years and Over 163
Percent Under 5 Years 9.57%
Percent 18 & Over 68.20%
Percent 62 Years and Over 12.67%
Percent 65 Years and Over 9.90%
Percent 85 Years and Over 0.85%
Age 0 to 17 6,107
18 to 24 Years 2,145
25 to 44 Years 4,311
45 to 64 Years 4,740
62 Years and Over 2,433
65 Years and Over 1,901
Under 5 Years 1,837
15 to 19 Years 1,688
18 & Over 13,097
21 & Over 12,064
Males 9,478
Females 9,726
Males 18 & Over 6,382
Females 18 & Over 6,715
Males 65 & Over 907
Females 65 & Over 994
Total Reported
Black or African American127
American Indian and Alaska Native12,967
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander21
Some Other Race95
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 511
Not Hispanic or Latino 18,693
White Alone Not Hispanic 5,928
Number of Races Reported
One Race 18,370
Two or More Races Reported834
Two Races820
Three Races12
Four Races0
Five Races2
Six Races0
18 Years and Over - Total Reported
Black or African American65
American Indian and Alaska Native8,229
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16
Some Other Race61
18 Years and Over - Number of Races Reported
Two or More Races Reported507
Two Races498
Three Races7
Four Races0
Five Races2
Six Races0
Households - Units
Total Households 6,175
Households With Individuals Under 18 Years 2,735
Households With Individuals 65 Years and Over 1,427
Family Households
Family Households (Families) 4,469
With Own Children Under 18 Years 2,093
Married Couple Family 2,718
Married Couple Family - With Own Children Under 18 Years 1,140
Female householder No Husband Present 1,196
Female householder No Husband Present - With Own Children Under 18 Years 623
Nonfamily Households
Non Family Households 1,706
Householder Living Alone 1,405
Householder 65 Years and Over 1,289
Housing Occupancy
Total Housing Units 7,472
Occupied Housing Units 6,175
Owner Occupied 3,822
Renter Occupied 2,353
Vacant Housing Units 1,297
Vacant for Rent 183
Vacant for Sale 66
Vacant for Seasonal, Recreation or Occasional Use657
Housing Tenure
Total Owner Units Including Units for Sale3,888
Total Rental Units Including Units Vacant for Rent2,536
Population in Owner-Occupied Units10,890
Population in Rented Units7,376
IndustriesSenate District 8
Natural Resources
Energy Wells, Active
Coal bed methane0
Gas storage17
Energy Pipeline (1 or more miles)
Crude oil229
Liquefied petroleum gas0
Natural gas188
Refined product0
LibrariesSenate District 8
Library Type
LandSenate District 8
Land Ownership (square miles)
Local government4
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks58
State trust land402
Other state land<1
US Bureau of Land Management3,337
US Fish and Wildlife Service<1
US Forest Service1,732
US National Park Service567
Other federal land<1
Conservation Easements (acres)
Bitter Root Land Trust0
City Government0
Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy0
County Government0
Ducks Unlimited0
Five Valleys Land Trust0
Flathead Land Trust0
Gallatin Valley Land Trust0
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust0
Kaniksu Land Trust Inc.0
Montana Conservation Trust0
Montana Dept of Transportation0
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks16,538
Montana Land Reliance1,627
Mule Deer Foundation0
National Wildlife Federation0
Prickly Pear Land Trust0
Rattlesnake Land Trust0
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation0
Salish ad Kootenai Tribal Lands119
The Bighorn Institute0
The Conservation Fund0
The Nature Conservancy165
US Bureau of Reclamation0
US Dept of Agriculture0
US Fish and Wildlife Service4,433
US Forest Service39
US Government553
Vital Ground Foundation0
Land in Agricultural Use (acres)
Continuously cropped185
Hay (non-irrigated)26,454
Irrigated (hay or crop)36,067
Noncommercial forest108,396
WildlifeSenate District 8
Recreation Acres
Fishing access sites0
Fishing conservation areas331
State parks0
Wildlife conservation easements7,197
Wildlife protection areas0
Wildlife management areas2,046
Block Management (acres)
Block management (acres)3,049

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