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Circle, Montana

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Welcome to Circle ...

The town of Circle is located in McCone County<1> and is the County Seat for McCone County.

The location of Circle has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Circle has a population of 598 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Circle is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Circle is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Circle: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Circle had an population of 598 people. This is a decrease of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Circle had a population of 615 people (which is 35.47% of the total population of McCone County). This makes Circle the county's most populous community.

The population of Circle represents 0.06% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 615 people, the population of Circle decreased 4.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 644 people).

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

Communities Also Named Circle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Circle - they are located in Alaska, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Circle ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Circle.

  • Brockway [McCone County]
  • Redwater [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
    • Redwater [McCone County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Circle
  • Lindsay [Dawson County]
  • Richey [Dawson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
    • Richey [Dawson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Circle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richey<6>
  • Vida [McCone County]
  • Bloomfield [Dawson County]

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

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Circle. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Circle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Circle ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About McCone County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including McCone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Circle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Circle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Circle) 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 Circle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CircleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Circle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4176, Longitude: -105.5871       In this case, the coordinates for Circle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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