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

The community of Big Timber is the Seat for Sweet Grass County.

Sweet Grass County was founded in 1895. Sweet Grass was created by taking area from Meagher, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sweet Grass had a population of 3,667 people. This is an increase of 1.61% since the last Census (which gave a population of 3,609 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sweet Grass represented 0.4% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 40th 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
20103,651+1.16%-0.44% since 2009
20093,667+1.61%-0.76% since 2008
20083,695+2.38%-0.81% since 2007
20003,609The Last Census

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


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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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