Missoula County

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Missoula County, Montana

200 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 523-4780
Fax: (406) 258-4899
www.co.missoula.mt.us

In west-central MT; original county; organized Feb 2, 1865 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: From a Salish (Flathead) Indian word whose meaning is in dispute; possibly 'feared water,' 'at the stream of surprise and ambush,' or 'river of awe'; believed to refer to Hell Gate Canyon where Blackfeet Indians ambushed the Salish

Area (sq mi):: 2618.34 (land 2597.97; water 20.37) Population per square mile: 38.50
Population 2005: 100,086 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 21.80% Population 2000: 95,802 (White 93.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 1.00%; Other 4.70%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 33.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,808; median household $34,454; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,383-$27,997
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Missoula County seat (61,790)

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a final agreement to investigate contamination at the Smurfit Stone Mill Superfund site, in Missoula County, Montana.
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