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Broadwater County, Montana

515 Broadway
Townsend, MT 59644
Phone: (406) 266-3443
Fax: (406) 266-3674

In west-central MT, east of Helena; organized Feb 9, 1895 from Jefferson and Meagher counties. Name Origin: For Col. Charles A. Broadwater (1840-92), miner, businessman, president of the Montana Central Railroad, and local resort proprietor

Area (sq mi):: 1238.94 (land 1191.35; water 47.59) Population per square mile: 3.80
Population 2005: 4,517 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 3.00%; 1990-2000 32.20% Population 2000: 4,385 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 41.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,237; median household $32,689; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,326-$20,787
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 22.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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