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

The community of Thompson Falls is the Seat for Sanders County.

Sanders County was founded in 1906 and was created by taking area from MissoulaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sanders had a population of 11,096 people. This is an increase of 8.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,227 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sanders represented 1.13% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 18th 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
201011,413+11.6%+2.86% since 2009
200911,096+8.5%+0.4% since 2008
200811,052+8.07%+0.4% since 2007
200010,227The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Thompson Falls   1,4301,3218.25% increase  
Plains   1,2481,12610.83% increase  
Hot Springs   5825319.6% increase  

Websites for Sanders County

Official Website:   www.co.sanders.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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