Silver Bow County, Montana

Cities & Towns:
Butte-Silver Bow

Silver Bow County is a consolidated city/county in southwestern Montana. Silver Bow County was founded in 1881 but in 1977, the county and the City of Butte consolidated to form a single governmental entity. Silver Bow County-Butte contains 718 square miles of land and 1 square mile of water. That makes Silver Bow County-Butte the smallest county in Montana in area.

Fast Facts about Silver Bow County, Montana
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 92.5%
Hispanic: 3.4%
Native American: 1.7%
Asian: 0.6%
Two or More Races: 1.6%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 76%
Government Sector: 16%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 7%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 46 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Silver Bow County: 84.1
2009 Estimates:
Population: 32,949
Males: 16,277
Females: 16,672
Median Resident Age: 38.9 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $38,900
Estimated Median Home Value: $114,900
Major Industries:
Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Utilities, Construction, Government, Professional Services, Retail Services
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