Harlowton is a city in and
the county seat of Wheatland
County, Montana, United States.
The population was 1,062 at the 2000 census
. The city was once the
eastern terminus of electric operations (1914-74) of the Milwaukee Road railroad's "Pacific Extension"
route, which went all the way to Avery, Idaho.
Here, steam or diesel locomotives were
changed or hooked up to electric locomotives. Harlowton was founded
in 1900 as a station stop on the Montana Railroad
, a predecessor to the
Milwaukee, and was named for Richard A. Harlow, the Montana
Harlowton is located at (46.436455, -109.833553) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,062
people, 496 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (707.0/km²). There were 599 housing units at
an average density of 1,039.5/sq mi (398.8/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 97.08% White
, 0.75% Native American
, 0.19% from other races
, and 1.79% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.98%
of the population.
There were 496 households out of which 21.0% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married
living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 41.3% of all
households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age
of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to
64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
47 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,636, and the
median income for a family was $34,205. Males had a median income
of $22,750 versus $19,265 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$13,717. About 4.7% of families and 10.3% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 8.0%
of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.