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Jordan, Montana

Jordan is a town located in Garfield County, Montana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 364. It is the county seat of Garfield County6.

On March 25, 1996 an 81-day long standoff between antigovernment Freemen[?] and federal officers began here.

Geography Jordan is located at 47°19'16" North, 106°54'38" West (47.321151, -106.910642)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 km² (0.4 mi²). 0.9 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 364 people, 169 households, and 98 families residing in the town. The population density is 390.4/km² (1,024.9/mi²). There are 233 housing units at an average density of 249.9/km² (656.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.63% White, 0.27% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 169 households out of which 26.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% are married couples living together, 8.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% are non-families. 39.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.80.

In the town the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $26,250, and the median income for a family is $34,583. Males have a median income of $21,250 versus $11,979 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,426. 19.2% of the population and 10.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 36.4% are under the age of 18 and 13.6% are 65 or older.

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