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Pondera County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Pondera County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Conrad
Largest city Conrad
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,640 sq mi (4,248 km²)
1,625 sq mi (4,209 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 0.92%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Pondera County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 6,424. Its county seat is Conrad[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,247 km² (1,640 sq mi). 4,208 km² (1,625 sq mi) of it is land and 39 km² (15 sq mi) of it (0.92%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,424 people, 2,410 households, and 1,740 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 2,834 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 83.66% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 14.46% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 92.0% spoke English, 5.1% German and 1.8% Blackfoot as their first language.

There were 2,410 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,464, and the median income for a family was $36,484. Males had a median income of $27,125 versus $19,314 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,276. About 15.00% of families and 18.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.40% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Unincorporated communities[]

Notable residents[]

  • Ivan Doig, author, resided in Dupuyer in Pondera County.

Coordinates: 48°14′N 112°13′W / 48.24, -112.22

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