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Dutton, Montana
Location of Dutton, Montana
Location of Dutton, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Teton
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,727 ft (1,136 m)
 • Total 303
 • Density 946.88/sq mi (369.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-22600
GNIS feature ID 0770938

Dutton is a town in Teton County, Montana, United States. The population was 303 at the 2020 census. It is considered the Wheat Capital of Montana and is located in the Golden Triangle region.

The town was named for Charles E. Dutton, a general agent for Great Northern Railway.


Dutton is located at 47°50′51″N 111°42′52″W / 47.84750°N 111.71444°W / 47.84750; -111.71444 (47.847563, -111.714404).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.


The town of Dutton has its own online newspaper, the Dutton Country Courier.

News about the town of Dutton can also be viewed on a Web page entitled, Dutton Country Courier, accessed through a link on the Choteau Acantha weekly newspaper's on-line edition at

Before the online paper, Dutton had its own print newspaper, The Dutton Wheat Center News, which was acquired by Fairfield Sun Times, which maintains an archive of some of the original copies of The Wheat Center News.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 447
1950 431 −3.6%
1960 504 16.9%
1970 415 −17.7%
1980 359 −13.5%
1990 392 9.2%
2000 389 −0.8%
2010 316 −18.8%
2020 303 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 316 people, 149 households, and 92 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,019.4 inhabitants per square mile (393.6/km2). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 554.8 per square mile (214.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.3% Native American, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 149 households, of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the town was 48.9 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.


Dutton/Brady Public School district educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Dutton/Brady High School's team name is the Diamond Backs.

Dutton Library serves the town.

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