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

The community of Fort Benton is the Seat for Chouteau County.

Chouteau County is one of the original counties of Montana and was founded in 1865.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chouteau had a population of 5,167 people. This is a decrease of 13.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,970 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chouteau represented 0.66% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 33rd 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
20105,813-2.63%+12.5% since 2009
20095,167-13.45%-0.44% since 2008
20085,190-13.07%-0.42% since 2007
20005,970The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Fort Benton   1,4431,5949.47% decrease  
Big Sandy   60370314.22% decrease  
Geraldine   24128415.14% decrease  

Websites for Chouteau County

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

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

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