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Pondera County
Pondera County Courthouse
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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 April 1, 1919
Named for Pend d'Oreilles people
Seat Conrad
Largest city Conrad
Area
 • Total 1,640 sq mi (4,200 km2)
 • Land 1,623 sq mi (4,200 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (40 km2)  1.0%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,898
 • Density 3.596/sq mi (1.389/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district At-large
  • Montana county number 26

Pondera County ( pond-Ə-ray) is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 5,898. Its county seat is Conrad.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,640 square miles (4,200 km2), of which 1,623 square miles (4,200 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Lewis and Clark National Forest (part)
  • Rocky Mountain Front Conservation Area (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 5,741
1930 6,964 21.3%
1940 6,716 −3.6%
1950 6,392 −4.8%
1960 7,653 19.7%
1970 6,611 −13.6%
1980 6,731 1.8%
1990 6,433 −4.4%
2000 6,424 −0.1%
2010 6,153 −4.2%
2020 5,898 −4.1%
US Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,153 people, 2,285 households, and 1,528 families residing in the county. The population density was 3.8 inhabitants per square mile (1.5/km2). There were 2,659 housing units at an average density of 1.6 per square mile (0.62/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 82.7% white, 14.5% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% 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 1.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 31.9% were German, 14.7% were Norwegian, 13.2% were Irish, 9.3% were English, 5.7% were Dutch, and 5.6% were American.

Of the 2,285 households, 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families, and 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age was 42.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,419 and the median income for a family was $47,656. Males had a median income of $34,259 versus $26,903 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,989. About 14.9% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.5% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Town

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

  • Fowler
  • Ledger
  • Manson
  • Robare
  • Williams

Notable people

  • Ivan Doig, author; resided in Dupuyer
  • George Montgomery – film/television actor; born and raised in Brady

See also

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