Sweet Grass County

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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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