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The 2000 Census showed that Deer Lodge County had a population of 9,417 people. This represented 1.04% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 56 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Deer Lodge had a population of 8,792 people. This is a decrease of 6.64% 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
20109,298-1.26%+5.76% since 2009
20098,792-6.64%-1.26% since 2008
20088,904-5.45%+0.5% since 2007
20078,860-5.91%+0.29% since 2006
20068,834-6.19%-1.75% since 2005
20058,991-4.52%-0.12% since 2004
20049,002-4.41%+0.22% since 2003
20038,982-4.62%-1.25% since 2002
20029,096-3.41%-1.37% since 2001
20019,222-2.07%-2.07% since 2000
20009,417The Last Census

Deer Lodge County had 4,958 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Deer Lodge County has a total area<3> of 741 square miles [1,919 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.19 square miles [10.84 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Deer Lodge County had a population density of 12.78 people per square mile [4.93 people/km²], making it the state's 10th 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 Deer Lodge County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Deer Lodge and the state of Montana.

Click here for the Deer Lodge County QuickFact (QF-30023).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BeaverheadQF-30001   S8,9769,202-2.46%
GraniteQF-30039   NW2,8792,8301.73%
JeffersonQF-30043   E11,47010,04914.14%
PowellQF-30077   N7,0897,180-1.27%
RavalliQF-30081   W40,43136,07012.09%
Silver BowQF-30093   SE32,94934,606-4.79%

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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 Deer Lodge. 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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