Blaine County, Montana

Blaine County is in north central Montana with Saskatchewan to the north. The southern boundary is against the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River corridor. Bear Paw Battlefield of Nez Perce National Historic Park is here, as is most of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Named for James G. Blaine, former US Secretary of State, Blaine County was formed in 1912 and contains 4,226 square miles of land and 13 square miles of water. The county seat is Chinook.

Fast Facts about Blaine County, Montana
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 48.1%
Hispanic: 1.4%
Native American: 49.1%
Two or More Races: 1.4%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 46%
Government Sector: 36%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed:17 %
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 2 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Blaine County: 81.9
2009 Estimates:
Population: 6,485
Males: 3,204
Females: 3,281
Median Resident Age: 34.4 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $32,400
Estimated Median Home Value: $76,500
Major Industries:
Agriculture & Forestry, Educational Services, Government, Construction, Health Care, Social Services, Retail Services, Lodging & Food Services, Auto Parts & Dealers
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