Carbon County, Montana

Beartooth Highway, Montana
Along the Beartooth Highway in Carbon County

Carbon County is in south central Montana with Wyoming to the south. The northeastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park is here, just take a trip down the Beartooth Highway... So is the Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area. Formed in 1895, Carbon County contains 2,048 square miles of land and 14 square miles of water. The county seat is Red Lodge.

Fast Facts about Carbon County, Montana
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
Hispanic: 2.3%
Native American: 1.0%
Two or More Races: 0.8%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 65%
Government Sector: 15%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 19%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 5 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Carbon County: 88.8
2009 Estimates:
Population: 9,756
Males: 4,888
Females: 4,868
Median Resident Age: 41.9 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $41,200
Estimated Median Home Value: $206,400
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Health Care, Agriculture & Forestry, Educational Services, Construction, Mining, Professional Services, Transportation Services, Government, Finance & Insurance Services
Photo of Rock Creek Canyon on the Beartooth Highway courtesy of Travel Montana, via
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