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Welcome to Chinook ...

The city of Chinook is located in Blaine County<1> (at the time of its founding, Chinook was located in Chouteau County) and is the County Seat for Blaine County.

The pronunciation of Chinook: shih-NUK<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chinook has a population of 1,256 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chinook.

Chinook is 2,420 feet [738 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Chinook is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Chinook lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Chinook is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Chinook: 59523<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chinook had an population of 1,256 people. This is an increase of 4.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chinook had a population of 1,203 people (which is 18.53% of the total population of Blaine County). This makes Chinook the county's most populous community.

The population of Chinook represents 0.12% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,203 people, the population of Chinook decreased 13.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,386 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chinook.

Adding Chinook to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chinook in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chinook was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chinook on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Chinook ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Chinook - they are located in Alberta, Indiana and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chinook.

Communities near Chinook ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chinook.

  • Zurich [Blaine County]
  • Saddle Butte [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Butte
    • Saddle Butte [Hill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Chinook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle Butte
  • Harlem [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
    • Harlem [Blaine County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of Chinook
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 778 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlem<7>
  • Havre [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre
    • Havre [Hill County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the west of Chinook
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,706 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lloyd [Blaine County]
    • Fort Belknap Agency [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Belknap Agency
      • Fort Belknap Agency [Blaine County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the east of Chinook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Belknap Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Belknap Agency
    • West Havre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Havre
      • West Havre [Hill County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the west of Chinook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Havre have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Havre
    • Cherry Ridge [Blaine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Ridge
      • Cherry Ridge [Blaine County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Chinook
      • Cherry Ridge has also been known as:
      • Cherry Ridge Ranch
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the west of Chinook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
    • Herron [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herron
      • Herron [Hill County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the west of Chinook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herron have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herron

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chinook. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chinook.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chinook. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chinook.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chinook. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chinook.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chinook ...

Looking for more information about Chinook? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chinook, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chinook.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chinook. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Blaine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chinook. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chinook.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chinook - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chinook). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chinook or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chinook) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chinook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChinookOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chinook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5909, Longitude: -109.2310    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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