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

The community of Lewistown is the Seat for Fergus County.

Fergus County is one of the original counties of Montana and was founded in 1885.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Fergus had a population of 11,208 people. This is a decrease of 5.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,893 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Fergus represented 1.32% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 15th 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
201011,586-2.58%+3.37% since 2009
200911,208-5.76%+0.36% since 2008
200811,168-6.1%-0.27% since 2007
200011,893The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lewistown   5,9335,8132.06% increase  
Denton   2783017.64% decrease  
Moore   1811862.69% decrease  
Winifred   1451567.05% decrease  
Grass Range   1431494.03% decrease  

Websites for Fergus County

Official Website:   www.co.fergus.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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