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The 2000 Census showed that Cascade County had a population of 80,357 people. This represented 8.91% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 56 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cascade had a population of 82,178 people. This is an increase of 2.27% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201081,327+1.21%-1.04% since 2009
200982,178+2.27%+0.19% since 2008
200882,022+2.07%+0.3% since 2007
200581,766+1.75%+0.1% since 2004
200481,681+1.65%+0.76% since 2003
200381,065+0.88%+0.58% since 2002
200280,600+0.3%+0.26% since 2001
200080,357The Last Census

Cascade County had 35,225 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cascade County has a total area<3> of 2,711 square miles [7,023 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (13.75 square miles [35.61 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cascade County had a population density of 29.79 people per square mile [11.5 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 56 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cascade County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cascade and the state of Montana.

Click here for the Cascade County QuickFact (QF-30013).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cascade County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Great FallsQF-303280059,36656,6904.72%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cascade County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChouteauQF-30015   NE5,1675,970-13.45%
Judith BasinQF-30045   SE2,0512,329-11.94%
Lewis and ClarkQF-30049   SW61,94255,71611.17%
MeagherQF-30059   S1,9081,932-1.24%
TetonQF-30099   NW6,0886,445-5.54%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cascade. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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