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Colstrip, Montana

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Welcome to Colstrip ...

The city of Colstrip is located in Rosebud County<1>.

The pronunciation of Colstrip: KOHL-strip<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colstrip has a population of 2,247 people<3> (see below for details).

Colstrip was established in 1924.

The community of Colstrip is 3,180 feet [969 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Colstrip is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Colstrip: (406)

The ZIP code for Colstrip: 59323<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colstrip had an population of 2,247 people. This is an increase of 1.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colstrip had a population of 2,214 people (which is 23.98% of the total population of Rosebud County). This makes Colstrip the county's most populous community.

The population of Colstrip represents 0.22% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,214 people, the population of Colstrip decreased 5.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,346 people).

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

Communities near Colstrip ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Colstrip.

  • Lame Deer [Rosebud County]
  • Muddy [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy
    • Muddy [Big Horn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Colstrip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy
  • Ashland [Rosebud County]
  • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the north of Colstrip
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<7>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Busby [Big Horn County]
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County]
    • Birney [Rosebud County]
    • Hysham [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
      • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Colstrip
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colstrip. See our Newspapers Page for Colstrip.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colstrip ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Rosebud, 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 Colstrip. 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 Colstrip.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colstrip - 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 Colstrip). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Colstrip 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Colstrip) 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 Colstrip. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColstripOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colstrip. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8838, Longitude: -106.6267    
<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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