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The 2000 Census showed that Golden Valley County had a population of 1,042 people. This represented 0.12% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 54th most populous county (out of 56 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Golden Valley had a population of 1,057 people. This is an increase of 1.44% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010884-15.16%-16.37% since 2009
20091,057+1.44%+1.54% since 2008
20081,041-0.1%-5.45% since 2007
20071,101+5.66%+1.01% since 2006
20061,090+4.61%-2.15% since 2005
20051,114+6.91%+3.05% since 2004
20041,081+3.74%+4.04% since 2003
20031,039-0.29%-1.42% since 2002
20021,054+1.15%+3.84% since 2001
20011,015-2.59%-2.59% since 2000
20001,042The Last Census

Golden Valley County had 450 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Golden Valley County has a total area<3> of 1,176 square miles [3,046 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.1 square miles [2.84 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Golden Valley County had a population density of 0.89 people per square mile [0.34 people/km²], making it the state's 54th most densely populated county (out of 56 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Golden Valley County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Golden Valley and the state of Montana.

Click here for the Golden Valley County QuickFact (QF-30037).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Golden Valley County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FergusQF-30027   N11,20811,893-5.76%
MusselshellQF-30065   E4,6004,4972.29%
StillwaterQF-30095   S8,7868,1957.21%
Sweet GrassQF-30097   SW3,6673,6091.61%
WheatlandQF-30107   W2,0442,259-9.52%
YellowstoneQF-30111   SE144,797129,35211.94%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Golden Valley. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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