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Welcome to Chinook ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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This page was last modified: 23 Sep 2021