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Busby, Montana
Location of Busby, Montana
Location of Busby, Montana
Coordinates: 45°32′14″N 106°57′20″W / 45.53722°N 106.95556°W / 45.53722; -106.95556Coordinates: 45°32′14″N 106°57′20″W / 45.53722°N 106.95556°W / 45.53722; -106.95556[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountyBig Horn
Area
 • Total14.35 sq mi (37.17 km2)
 • Land14.32 sq mi (37.08 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation3,435 ft (1,047 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total719
 • Density50.22/sq mi (19.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59016
Area code406
FIPS code30-11200
GNIS0769427[1]

Busby is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. It is on the Northern Cheyenne reservation. The population was 745 at the 2010 census.

Description[edit]

The town is approximately 20 miles (32 km) northeast of the site of the Battle of the Rosebud and the associated Rosebud Battlefield State Park, where General George Crook's forces encountered Sioux and Cheyenne forces led by Crazy Horse.

The town is named for postmaster Sheridan Busby.[3] The post office was established in 1904.[4]

Trader W. P. Moncure erected the Two Moons Monument at Busby in 1936.[3]

Geography[edit]

The community is located on Rosebud Creek and U.S. Route 212.[5]

It is on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Belle Highwalking was taught by her uncle at Busby School in the early 1900s.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.2 square miles (37 km2), of which 14.2 square miles (37 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.35%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020719
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 695 people, 177 households, and 147 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 49.0 people per square mile (18.9/km2). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 14.2 per square mile (5.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 6.33% White, 89.50% Native American, 0.14% from other races, and 4.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.31% of the population.

There were 177 households, out of which 54.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93 and the average family size was 4.34.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 46.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $25,208 versus $25,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,383. About 30.2% of families and 35.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.4% of those under age 18 and 32.4% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Busby has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[9]

Climate data for Busby, Montana, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1907–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(21)
72
(22)
84
(29)
87
(31)
97
(36)
107
(42)
109
(43)
107
(42)
105
(41)
95
(35)
82
(28)
76
(24)
109
(43)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 53.1
(11.7)
55.8
(13.2)
70.7
(21.5)
79.4
(26.3)
85.6
(29.8)
93.3
(34.1)
100.3
(37.9)
98.6
(37.0)
94.7
(34.8)
83.4
(28.6)
68.9
(20.5)
55.2
(12.9)
101.5
(38.6)
Average high °F (°C) 34.1
(1.2)
37.3
(2.9)
49.4
(9.7)
58.7
(14.8)
68.2
(20.1)
78.1
(25.6)
88.4
(31.3)
87.7
(30.9)
76.7
(24.8)
60.5
(15.8)
46.3
(7.9)
35.5
(1.9)
60.1
(15.6)
Daily mean °F (°C) 21.3
(−5.9)
24.3
(−4.3)
35.3
(1.8)
44.1
(6.7)
53.4
(11.9)
62.7
(17.1)
70.6
(21.4)
69.1
(20.6)
59.0
(15.0)
45.4
(7.4)
32.6
(0.3)
22.7
(−5.2)
45.0
(7.2)
Average low °F (°C) 8.5
(−13.1)
11.3
(−11.5)
21.3
(−5.9)
29.5
(−1.4)
38.7
(3.7)
47.3
(8.5)
52.8
(11.6)
50.5
(10.3)
41.3
(5.2)
30.3
(−0.9)
18.9
(−7.3)
9.8
(−12.3)
30.0
(−1.1)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −20.6
(−29.2)
−14.4
(−25.8)
−2.9
(−19.4)
13.3
(−10.4)
23.9
(−4.5)
34.3
(1.3)
42.0
(5.6)
38.2
(3.4)
26.5
(−3.1)
11.0
(−11.7)
−6.0
(−21.1)
−14.8
(−26.0)
−29.5
(−34.2)
Record low °F (°C) −52
(−47)
−53
(−47)
−36
(−38)
−12
(−24)
12
(−11)
26
(−3)
32
(0)
26
(−3)
6
(−14)
−21
(−29)
−38
(−39)
−52
(−47)
−53
(−47)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.69
(18)
0.71
(18)
0.95
(24)
1.66
(42)
2.71
(69)
2.11
(54)
1.38
(35)
1.01
(26)
1.58
(40)
1.50
(38)
0.78
(20)
0.64
(16)
15.72
(400)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 9.9
(25)
9.7
(25)
7.3
(19)
5.7
(14)
0.9
(2.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.51)
3.8
(9.7)
6.2
(16)
8.6
(22)
52.3
(133.51)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 7.6 6.7 6.7 8.1 9.2 7.9 5.8 4.3 5.3 6.9 5.8 6.3 80.6
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 6.2 5.6 3.9 2.6 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 3.8 5.7 30.0
Source 1: NOAA[10]
Source 2: National Weather Service[11]

Education[edit]

Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools educate students from kindergarten through 12th grade.[12] Northern Cheyenne High School's team name is the Eagles.[13]

The traditional public school districts serving the area include Lodge Grass Elementary School District and Lame Deer High School District.[14]

Notable person[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Busby, Montana
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Montana Place Names Companion". Montana Historical Society. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  4. ^ Carkeek Cheney, Roberta (1983). Names on the Face of Montana. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87842-150-5.
  5. ^ Busby, Montana, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1958 (1978 rev.)
  6. ^ WHM (2014-07-08). "Gifts of Love and Gratitude: Belle Highwalking". Women's History Matters. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Busby
  10. ^ "U.S. Climate Normals Quick Access". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  11. ^ "NOAA Online Weather Data". National Weather Service. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  12. ^ "Northern Cheyenne Tribal School". Bureau of Indian Education. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Member Schools". Montana High School Association. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  14. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Big Horn County, MT" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2021-08-06. Retrieved 2021-08-06.

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