Butte-Silver Bow County

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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    According to Butte-Silver Bow County Undersheriff George Skuletich, the engine was running with the tail lights on when officers tried to wake him up.
    Under the auspices of the Natural Resource Damage Council, the state has proposed an investigation of the old Butte Reduction Works site, where Butte-Silver Bow County's hot-mix plant is located at the railroad overpass several blocks south of Front Street.
    Butte-Silver Bow County Profile Total Population, 2014 34,700 Percent Change in Population, 2010-2014 1.3% Median Age, 2013 41.6 Percent 65 or Older, 2013 16.3% Percent of Population with Bachelor's 22.2% Degree or Higher, 2013 Median Household Income, 2013 38,659 Percent of Population without Health 16.4% Insurance Coverage, 2013 Unemployment Rate, November 2014 4.7% Lived in a Different House in 2013 19.2% Sources: American Community Survey, U.S.
    * Regional planning for the future, in conjunction with the Butte-Silver Bow County Coalition
    Butte-Silver Bow County Profile Total Population, 2013 34,500 Percent Change in Population, 2012-2013 0.3% Median Age, 2012 41.7 Percent 65 or Older, 2012 16.3% Percent of Population with 15.7% Bachelor's Degree or Higher, 2012 Median Household Income, 2012 537,417 Percent of Population without 18.2% Health Insurance Coverage, 2012 Unemployment Rate, November 2013 4.8% Lived in a Different House in 2011 18.6% Sources: American Community Survey, U.S.
    Butte-Silver Bow County Profile Total Population, 2011 34,383 Percent Change in Population, 2000-2010 -1.2% Median Age, 2011 41.7 Percent 65 or Older, 2011 16.2% Percent of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher, 2011 22.5% Median Household Income, 2011 $40,030 Percent of Population without Health Insurance Coverage, 2011 14.5% Unemployment Rate, 2012 5.9% Sources: American Community Survey, U.S.
    Butte-Silver Bow County's Economic Base, 2009-2011 Industry % of Base Outlook Manufacturing 10% Stable Federal Government 10% Stable at Best Utility 12% Stable Trade Center Retail 13% Slow Growth Montana Tech, State Gov't 14% Modest Pay Increase Trade Center Services 18% Slow Growth Mining 23% Positive World Trends Construction -- Slow Recovery Actual and Projected Percent Change in Nonfarm Labor Income, Silver Bow County, 2007-2014 Actual '07 1.0 '08 1.1 '09 -0.5 '10 -0.6 Projected '11 1.8 '12 1.5 '13 1.7 '14 1.8 Sources: Bureau of Business and Economic Research, The University of Montana; Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S.