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Miles City, Montana
Miles City is located at 46°24'30" North, 105°50'24" West (46.408460, -105.840093)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,487 people, 3,528 households, and 2,194 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,002.1/km² (2,593.3/mi²). There are 3,890 housing units at an average density of 459.3/km² (1,188.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.72% White, 0.12% African American, 1.39% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,528 households out of which 29.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% are married couples living together, 10.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% are non-families. 32.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,847, and the median income for a family is $41,190. Males have a median income of $30,123 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,449. 14.7% of the population and 9.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.7% of those under the age of 18 and 8.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Since 1985 there is a HVDC back-to-back station at Miles City. It was built by General Electric and can transfer a maximum power of 200 megawatts. It works with a symmetrical voltage of 82 kV.
After the Custer Massacre in 1876, the US Military created forts in eastern Montana including one where the north-flowing Tongue river flowed into the east-flowing Yellowstone river. Fort Keough (named after one of the massacre victims) started as a few rough winter cabins, but grew into a moderate sized western fort, from which its commander, Nelson Miles, effectively brought the remaining "uncontrolled" native Americans into subjuctation during the last decade of the 1800s. At first the camp followers referred to the makeshift village as "Milestown", but popular usage (perhaps more accurately "self-promotion") turned it to "Miles City". Livestock speculation brought thousands of cattle to the open ranges in the late 1880s, the railroad was extended through the area, and Texas drove numerous cattle to Miles City to fatten them on free grass and move them to where they could be loaded on trains bound for the slaughterhouses in Chicago. Miles City experienced rapid growth until the 1920s and 1930s, but became overshadowed by the upstart upriver Billings town, which became an oil refining center and is now the largest city in the state.
- Miles City (Community Web Site) + wiki
- The Miles City Star (Local Newspaper)
- HVDC-back-to-back station Miles City
- Functional diagram of HVDC-back-to-back station Miles City
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