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

The community of Great Falls is the Seat for Cascade County.

Cascade County was founded in 1887. Cascade was created by taking area from Chouteau and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 80,357 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cascade represented 8.91% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 56 counties).

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
200080,357The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cascade County Census Page for Cascade County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cascade County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cascade County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Great Falls   59,36656,6904.72% increase  
Cascade   7708195.98% decrease  
Neihart   85916.59% decrease  

Websites for Cascade County

Official Website:   www.co.cascade.mt.us/

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

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