Townsend, Montana

The first Europeans to settle in this area didn't arrive until the late 1860's. Enough gold was found in the area to get the railroad to build a railstop in Townsend. The town was named by officials of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and named in honor of the wife of the railroad's then president Charles Barstow Wright (1875-1879).

Fast Facts about Townsend, Montana
Townsend, Broadwater County, MT 59644
Elevation: 3,842'
Latitude: 46.3202°N
Longitude: 111.5176°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%
Hispanic: 0.6%
Native American: 0.5%
Two or more races: 0.3%
High School or Higher: 82.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 11.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.7%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 2,068
Males: 1,034
Females: 1,034
Median Resident Age: 42.8 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $35,400
Estimated Median Home Value: $138,200
Population Density: 1,303 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Townsend: 88.2
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Government, Wood Products, Health Care, Educational Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Social Services, Mining, Entertainment & Recreation
Unemployed (March 2011): 8.5%
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