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

The community of Shelby is the Seat for Toole County.

Toole County was founded in 1914. Toole was created by taking area from Hill and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Toole had a population of 5,151 people. This is a decrease of 2.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,267 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Toole represented 0.58% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 34th 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
20105,324+1.08%+3.36% since 2009
20095,151-2.2%+1.96% since 2008
20085,052-4.08%+1.26% since 2007
20005,267The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Shelby   3,5233,2169.55% increase  
Sunburst   33241520% decrease  
Kevin   14317819.66% decrease  

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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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