Sweet Grass County

Sweet Grass County, Montana

200 W 1st Ave
Big Timber, MT 59011
Phone: (406) 932-5152
Fax: (406) 932-5177
www.co.sweetgrass.mt.us

In south-central MT, west of Billings; organized Mar 5, 1895 from Meagher, Park, and Yellowstone counties. Name Origin: For the abundant fragrant grass of the genus Glyceria, at the suggestion of Mrs. Paul Van Cleve, Sr.

Area (sq mi):: 1862.00 (land 1855.08; water 6.92) Population per square mile: 2.00
Population 2005: 3,672 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 14.40% Population 2000: 3,609 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 41.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,880; median household $32,422; Population below poverty level: 11.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,819-$22,039
Unemployment (2004): 2.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Sweet Grass County: August 27th at the Sweet Grass County Courthouse Extension Annex in Big Timber
Figure 4 Per Capita Federal Spending, FY 2010 Grants, Montana and County Dollars Ranking Montana $2,971 11 Cascade $2,105 18 Flathead $888 49 Gallatin $1,832 23 Lewis & Clark $16,528 2 Missoula $1,853 22 Silver Bow $2,395 14 Yellowstone $1,235 38 Top Five Daniels County $22,609 Lewis & Clark County $16,528 Roosevelt County $10,812 Blaine County $5,654 Glacier County $4,685 Bottom Five Sweet Grass County $674 Stillwater County $495 Treasure County $317 Golden Valley County $286 Petroleum County $283 Source: U.S.
All of these cattlemen, whose roots go generations deep in Montana's Sweet Grass County, would like to pass their ranches on to their kids, but not one of them is sure he can make it happen.