Pondera County

Pondera County, Montana

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

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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District 6: Blaine County, Cascade County, Chouteau County, Fergus County, Glacier County, Hill County, Judith Basin County, Liberty County, Pondera County, Teton County and Toole County
The company primarily owns interests in the Loneman Coulee field located in Pondera County, Southwest Pondera Prospect located in Teton County, and Lake Frances Field located in Pondera County in Montana.
Christy completed the program while continuing to work on the family farm, raise a family and serve as the Pondera County Tobacco Prevention Specialist.