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Welcome to Choteau ...

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

The pronunciation of Choteau: SHOH-toh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Choteau has a population of 1,714 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Choteau is 3,810 feet [1,161 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Choteau is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Choteau lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Choteau: 59422<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Choteau had an population of 1,714 people. This is an increase of 1.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Choteau had a population of 1,684 people (which is 27.73% of the total population of Teton County). This makes Choteau the county's most populous community.

The population of Choteau represents 0.17% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,684 people, the population of Choteau decreased 5.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,781 people).

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

Communities near Choteau ...

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

  • Fairfield [Teton County]
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    • Fairfield [Teton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Choteau
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<8>
  • Bynum [Teton County]
  • Pendroy [Teton County]
  • Collins [Teton County]
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    • Collins [Teton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Choteau
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gallup City [Pondera County]
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      • Gallup City [Pondera County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Choteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallup City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallup City
    • Greenfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Teton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Choteau
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    • Dutton [Teton County]
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      • Dutton [Teton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of Choteau
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dutton<8>
    • Brady [Pondera County]
    • Gilman [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [Lewis and Clark County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the south of Choteau
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    • Power [Teton County]
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      • Power [Teton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the east of Choteau
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<8>

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 Choteau. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Choteau.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Choteau. 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 Choteau.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Choteau. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Choteau.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Choteau ...

Looking for more information about Choteau? 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 Choteau, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Choteau.

Adding Choteau to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Choteau 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 Choteau was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Teton County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Choteau. 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 Teton, 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 Choteau. 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 Choteau.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Choteau - 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 Choteau). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Choteau 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Choteau) 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 Choteau. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChoteauOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Choteau. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8123, Longitude: -112.1835    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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