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Sanders County, Montana
Sanders County MT seal
Map of Montana highlighting Sanders County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of USA MT
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1906
Seat Thompson Falls
Largest city Thompson Falls
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,790 sq mi (7,226 km²)
2,762 sq mi (7,154 km²)
28 sq mi (73 km²), 1.00%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Sanders County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 10,227. Its county seat is Thompson Falls[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,226 km² (4,480 sq mi). 7,154 km² (4,435 sq mi) of it is land and 72 km² (45 sq mi) of it (1.00%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,227 people, 4,273 households, and 2,897 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 5,271 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.91% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 4.74% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.9% spoke English, 1.4% German and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 4,273 households out of which 26.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 31.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,852, and the median income for a family was $31,340. Males had a median income of $28,340 versus $17,630 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,593. About 13.30% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.30% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Coordinates: 47°40′N 115°08′W / 47.66, -115.13

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