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Cascade County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Cascade County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1887
Seat Great Falls
Largest city Great Falls
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,712 sq mi (7,024 km²)
2,698 sq mi (6,988 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 0.51%
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)

Cascade County is a county located in the state of Montana, United States. As of 2000, the population was 80,357. It is part of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Cascade County. Its county seat is Great Falls[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,023 km² (2,712 sq mi). 6,988 km² (2,698 sq mi) of it is land and 36 km² (14 sq mi) of it (0.51%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 80,357 people, 32,547 households, and 21,448 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 35,225 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.72% White, 1.12% Black or African American, 4.22% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.5% were of German, 11.1% Irish, 10.2% Norwegian, 8.8% English and 7.7% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.4% spoke English, 1.7% Spanish and 1.1% German as their first language.

There were 32,547 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,971, and the median income for a family was $39,949. Males had a median income of $28,993 versus $20,970 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,566. About 10.40% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 47°19′N 111°21′W / 47.31, -111.35

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