Sheridan, Montana

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Sheridan, Montana

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High Points

Sheridan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Montana):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 8% Sheridan Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Sheridan, Montana

Comparing Sheridan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Montana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 6

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Sheridan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 130 miles SE of Missoula, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 504 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Madison
Standard Zip Codes 59749
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.455
Longitude -112.196

Sheridan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 27 to 58 F
Jul Temp 46 to 83 F
Oct Temp 27 to 60 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 28 to 53 F
Jul Temp 49 to 79 F
Oct Temp 30 to 57 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Station GLEN 2 E
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 35 F
Apr Temp 26 to 57 F
Jul Temp 43 to 84 F
Oct Temp 24 to 61 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
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Sheridan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 659 100%
Male 304 46.1%
Female 355 53.9%
Under 18 135 20.5%
18+ 524 79.5%
65+ 190 28.8%
Median Age 48.3
Average Family Size 2.78
White 627 95.1%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.1%
Other 11 1.7%
Mixed Race 13 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.7%

Estimated Sheridan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 689
Growth 30
Growth % 4.6%

Sheridan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 19.3%
English 15.7%
Irish 14.3%
US/American 9%
Scotch-Irish 6%
Norwegian 4.4%
Italian 4%
Swedish 4%
Dutch 3.8%
Danish 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Scottish 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3%
Finnish 1.4%
Polish 1.2%
Portuguese 0.6%
British West Indian 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sheridan 659 $26,563
Ennis 840 $38,542
Twin Bridges 400 $34,688
Virginia City 130 $46,250

Sheridan Public Libraries

Sheridan Public Library
Sheridan, Montana
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Sheridan High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 75 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

Sheridan Colleges

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