Darby, Montana

Darby, Montana
Darby, Montana
—  Town  —
Location of Darby, Montana
Coordinates: 46°1′19″N 114°10′47″W / 46.02194°N 114.17972°W / 46.02194; -114.17972Coordinates: 46°1′19″N 114°10′47″W / 46.02194°N 114.17972°W / 46.02194; -114.17972
Country United States
State Montana
County Ravalli
 – Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 – Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,885 ft (1,184 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 710
 – Density 1,336.5/sq mi (516.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 – Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59829
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-19300
GNIS feature ID 0782081

Darby is a town in Ravalli County, Montana, United States. The population was 710 at the 2000 census. Darby is located near the southwestern border of Montana and Idaho, along the Continental Divide. It is best known for beautiful scenery, opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, small town freindlyness and independent thinking such as a 2004 debate over teaching evolution in schools.



Darby is located at 46°1′19″N 114°10′47″W / 46.02194°N 114.17972°W / 46.02194; -114.17972 (46.022030, -114.179603)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 710 people, 279 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,336.5 people per square mile (517.2/km²). There were 316 housing units at an average density of 230.2/km² or 594.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the town was 90.56% White, 0.14% African American, 3.24% Native American, 2.39% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,221, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $21,071 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,658. About 19.5% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Movies filmed in Darby

In 1989 the movie Disorganized Crime was filmed in Darby, Hamilton, and Missoula.

See also


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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