Butte-Silver Bow County

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Butte-Silver Bow County, Montana

155 W Granite St
Butte, MT 59703
Phone: (406) 497-6200
Fax: (406) 497-6328
www.co.silverbow.mt.us

In southwestern MT, southwest of Helena; organized Feb 16, 1881 (prior to statehood) from Deer Lodge County. Name Origin: For Silver Bow Creek, which runs through the county; named by prospectors who saw the sun shining "like a silver bow" on its waters

Area (sq mi):: 718.97 (land 718.31; water 0.66) Population per square mile: 45.90
Population 2005: 32,982 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.70%; 1990-2000 2.00% Population 2000: 34,606 (White 93.70%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,009; median household $30,402; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,691-$26,522
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 14.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Butte County seat (32,393)

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