Wheatland County

Wheatland County, Montana

201 A Ave NW
Harlowton, MT 59036
Phone: (406) 632-4891
Fax: (406) 632-4880

In south-central MT, northwest of Billlings; organized Feb 22, 1917 from Meagher and Sweet Grass counties. Name Origin: For the major crop in the area

Area (sq mi):: 1428.29 (land 1423.09; water 5.19) Population per square mile: 1.40
Population 2005: 2,037 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.80%; 1990-2000 0.60% Population 2000: 2,259 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 41.40
Income 2000: per capita $11,954; median household $24,492; Population below poverty level: 20.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,842-$17,337
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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With 18 workers at its Harlowton production facility, TicketPrinting.com is the largest commercial employer in Wheatland County. A handful of executives, software engineers, and customer service representatives work from various locations throughout the state.
The project is situated in Wheatland County, near the town of Two Dot, about 90 miles NW of Billings.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a deal like this in a small town," comments Richard Moe, chairman of the Wheatland County Commission.
The chosen site has outstanding and consistent winds and sits six miles south of Judith Gap in Montana's Wheatland County. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation agreed to lease Invenergy enough state-owned school trust land for 13 turbines.
Now that the $180 million wind farm has been built and most construction workers have returned home, Wheatland County and the surrounding area are starting to see the second phase of economic benefit.
According to the Wheatland County Department of Revenue, tax receipts from the Energy Center will be shared by two mill levy districts.
That mathematical gauge, based on the 2005 mill used for one district, means that Wheatland County would see $1,126,595 in revenue.
Stiles also confirmed a rough figure for the annual wind assessment tax that Invenergy will pay to Wheatland County. The county will receive an estimated $1.2 million per year for the first 10 years, and that will increase over the next 10 years.