Ronan (Salish: ocqʔetkʷ) is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States. It lies on the Flathead Indian Reservation, approximately 12 miles south of Flathead Lake in the northwestern part of the state. The population was 1,871 at the 2010 census.
Originally called Spring Creek, Ronan's name was changed in 1893 in honor of Major Peter Ronan, superintendent of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Ronan is located at 47°32′N 114°6′W (47.528, −114.100).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.08 km2), all land.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ronan has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "DFB" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,871 people, 737 households, and 444 families living in the city. The population density was 1,572.3 inhabitants per square mile (607.1/km2). There were 807 housing units at an average density of 678.2 per square mile (261.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 61.3% White, 0.4% African American, 27.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 10.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.
There were 737 households, of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.8% were non-families.