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

The community of Conrad is the Seat for Pondera County.

Pondera County was founded in 1919. Pondera was created by taking area from Chouteau and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pondera had a population of 5,814 people. This is a decrease of 9.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,424 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pondera represented 0.71% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 32nd 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,153-4.22%+5.83% since 2009
20095,814-9.5%-0.65% since 2008
20085,852-8.9%-1.5% since 2007
20075,941-7.52% 
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20006,424The Last Census

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

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Websites for Pondera County

Official Website:   www.ponderacountymontana.org/

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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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