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Mineral County
Welcome Sign at Historic Savenac Tree Nursery
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Map of Montana highlighting Mineral County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
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Montana's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Montana
Founded 1914
Seat Superior
Largest town Superior
 • Total 1,223 sq mi (3,170 km2)
 • Land 1,219 sq mi (3,160 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (10 km2)  0.3%
 • Total 4,535
 • Density 3.7081/sq mi (1.4317/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district At-large
  • Montana county number 54

Mineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 4,535. Its county seat is Superior.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,223 square miles (3,170 km2), of which 1,219 square miles (3,160 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.3%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,327
1930 1,626 −30.1%
1940 2,135 31.3%
1950 2,081 −2.5%
1960 3,037 45.9%
1970 2,958 −2.6%
1980 3,675 24.2%
1990 3,315 −9.8%
2000 3,884 17.2%
2010 4,223 8.7%
2020 (est.) 4,544 7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,223 people, 1,911 households, and 1,229 families in the county. The population density was 3.5 inhabitants per square mile (1.4/km2). There were 2,446 housing units at an average density of 2.0 per square mile (0.77/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.9% white, 1.5% American Indian, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 30.9% were German, 16.9% were Irish, 15.4% were English, and 3.0% were American.

Of the 1,911 households, 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.7% were non-families, and 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.69. The median age was 49.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,256 and the median income for a family was $44,271. Males had a median income of $35,536 versus $20,370 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,209. About 12.7% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.



Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

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