Wibaux, Montana

Wibaux, Montana
A residential neighborhood in Wibaux
Wibaux, Montana

Wibaux is named for Pierre Wibaux, a prominent French immigrant who became a wealthy cattle rancher in this area of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. After Wibaux arrived in the area (1883), the town became a major cattle shipping center on the Northern Pacific Railroad. The big cattle drives out of Texas to summer pastures on the northern ranges went by Wibaux. Theodore Roosevelt owned two large cattle ranches nearby in Medora, North Dakota, and he often shipped his cattle through Wibaux.

But the days of the big cattle drives are long over and Wibaux is seen by most people these days from the parking lot of the state travel center at the Wibaux exit from Interstate 94.

Fast Facts about Wibaux, Montana
Wibaux, Wibaux County, MT 59353
Elevation: 2,654'
Latitude: 46.987°N
Longitude: 104.1898°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 89.3%
Hispanic: 2.4%
Native American: 4.4%
Two or More Races: 2.7%
African-American: 1.2%
High School or Higher: 69.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 15.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.2%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 480
Males: 214
Females: 266
Median Resident Age: 44.9 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $30,500
Estimated Median Home Value: $41,100
Population Density: 451 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Wibaux: 84.2
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Agriculture, Construction, Transportation Services, Lodging & Food Services, Mining, Government, Health Care, Information Services, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 3.9%
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