Fallon County

Fallon County, Montana

10 W Fallon St
Baker, MT 59313
Phone: (406) 778-7114
Fax: (406) 778-2815

On southeastern border of MT; organized Dec 9, 1913 from Custer County. Name Origin: For Benjamin O'Fallon (1793-1842), army officer, Indian agent, and nephew of the explorer William Clark (1770-1838)

Area (sq mi):: 1623.02 (land 1620.33; water 2.69) Population per square mile: 1.70
Population 2005: 2,717 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.20%; 1990-2000 -8.60% Population 2000: 2,837 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 41.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,014; median household $29,944; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,605-$23,523
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 14.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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District 5: Big Horn County, Carbon County, Carter County, Custer County, Fallon County, Golden Valley County, Musselshell County, Powder River County, Rosebud County, Stillwater County, Treasure County, Wheatland County and Yellowstone County
Figure 5 Per Capita Federal Spending, FY 2010 Procurements, Montana and County Dollars Ranking Montana $828 42 Cascade $1,313 11 Flathead $498 26 Gallatin $419 31 Lewis & Clark $956 12 Missoula $533 24 Silver Bow S389 32 Yellowstone $755 15 Top Five Roosevelt County $6,785 Glacier County $3,675 Liberty County $2,979 Lake County $2,089 Dawson County $2,070 Bottom Five Musselshell County $103 Chouteau County $94 Prairie County $79 Fallon County $71 Sweet Grass County $67 Source: U.S.
One transmitter, located in Fallon County, is already up and running; the other two are expected to be operational by the middle of the summer.
In the case of Fallon County, cattle outnumber people by almost 15 to 1, considerably more than the state average of about 3 to 1.[2] Agricultural cash receipts in 1993 ranged from 23 to 44 million dollars, contributing significantly to the economic base in each county.
For a common set of 22 budgeted funds, Fallon County spends three and a half times as much, per capita, as Rosebud County, which in turn spends more than twice the Custer county figure.[3] In other words, Fallon County budgets almost eight times as much per capita as does Custer County.
For instance, Custer County budgeted $527,000 for roads, while Fallon County - half the size and with one-quarter the population - budgeted $1,212,000, over twice the amount.
These include the Colstrip Park District ($1.5 million) and Medical Center ($491,000), Fallon County Airport ($891,000) and Hospital ($500,000), and Custer County Solid Waste ($126,000).
The third line of Table 2 shows that property tax rates are highest in Custer County, and lowest in Rosebud County.[4] Custer County's mill rate is the fifth highest in the state, while Fallon County's mill rate ranks 50th and Rosebud's is 56th - the state's lowest.[5] Thus, the counties with big budgets have low tax rates.
This is the second lowest in the state.[6] In Fallon County one mill raises almost three times as much, $3.69 per capita.
Fallon County residents also benefit from relatively large amounts of utility, railroad and airline property.
In Fallon county, for example, resources were 90 percent of the tax base in 1987.