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

The community of Hamilton is the Seat for Ravalli County.

Ravalli County was founded in 1893 and was created by taking area from MissoulaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ravalli had a population of 40,431 people. This is an increase of 12.09% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,070 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ravalli represented 4% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 7th 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
201040,212+11.48%-0.54% since 2009
200940,431+12.09%-0.35% since 2008
200840,571+12.48%+0.68% since 2007
200036,070The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hamilton   4,9743,70534.25% increase  
Stevensville   2,0281,55330.59% increase  
Darby   85771020.7% increase  
Pinesdale   81974210.38% increase  

Websites for Ravalli County

Official Website:   www.co.ravalli.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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