Fergus County

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Fergus County, Montana

712 W Main St
Lewistown, MT 59457
Phone: (406) 538-5119
Fax: (406) 538-9023
www.co.fergus.mt.us

In central MT, northwest of Billings; organized Mar 12, 1885 (prior to statehood) from Meagher County. Its county seat is in the exact center of MT. Name Origin: For James Fergus (1813-97), cattleman, miner, and a MT territorial legislator

Area (sq mi):: 4350.36 (land 4339.17; water 11.20) Population per square mile: 2.70
Population 2005: 11,551 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 -1.60% Population 2000: 11,893 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 42.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,808; median household $30,409; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,348-$23,052
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 16.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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