Lewistown is a city in and
the county seat of Fergus
County, Montana, United States.
The population was 5,813 at the 2000 census
. Lewistown is located
in central Montana, southeast of Great Falls.
First planned in 1882, it was the site of
an 1880s gold rush
Lewistown is located at (47.064615, -109.429882) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
1.9 square miles
), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 5,813
people, 2,594 households, and 1,507 families residing in the city.
The population density
3,055.3 people per square mile (1,181.3/km²). There were 2,868
housing units at an average density of 1,507.4/sq mi
The racial makeup of the city was 96.53% White
, 0.07% African American
, 0.14% from other races
, and 1.51% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.72%
of the population.
There were 2,594 households out of which 26.1% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples
living together, 8.6% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were non-families.
37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age
of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to
64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,949, and the
median income for a family was $36,888. Males had a median income
of $30,231 versus $20,019 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$16,817. About 9.0% of families and 13.6% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 17.3%
of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.