Pondera County

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Pondera County, Montana

20 4th Ave SW
Conrad, MT 59425
Phone: (406) 271-4000
Fax: (406) 271-4070
www.ponderacountymontana.org

In northwest-central MT, northwest of Great Falls; organized Feb 17, 1919 from Chouteau and Teton counties. Name Origin: From French pend d'oreille 'hanging ear,' first applied to a lake in ID, thought to resemble an earlobe. To avoid confusion with the lake and town, name was changed to Pondera.

Area (sq mi):: 1639.85 (land 1624.70; water 15.16) Population per square mile: 3.70
Population 2005: 6,087 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.20%; 1990-2000 -0.10% Population 2000: 6,424 (White 83.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 16.10%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,276; median household $30,464; Population below poverty level: 18.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,283-$21,847
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 15.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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