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Heron, Montana

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Located in: Sanders County (see below)

Time Zone: Heron lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT)<1>

Telephone Area Code: (406)

ZIP Code: 59884<2>

Elevation: 2,250 feet [685.8 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Heron:

Lat:   48.058500°   (or 48°3'30" N)

Lon:   -115.958400°   (or -115°57'30" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Heron<5>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Heron

GNIS ID:   784801

FIPS State / Place Code:   30 / 35875

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About Sanders County

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

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Sanders)


2019 Est:<6>     11,946   (4.67% increase since 2010)  
2010     11,413   (11.6% increase since 2000)
2000:     10,227

Total Area:<7>   2,789 sq. miles [7,226 km²]   - of which 1.06% is water (29.46 sq. miles [76.3 km²])

Housing Units: <8>   6,678

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sanders

GNIS ID:   1719578

FIPS State / County Code:   30 / 089

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About Montana

From the US Census


2019 Est:     1,070,123   (8.16% increase since 2010)  
2010:     989,415   (9.67% increase since 2000)
2000:     902,195

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Montana

GNIS ID:   767982

FIPS State:   30

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<1>While Heron is in the Mountain Time Zone, the area to the west is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).
<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Heron). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Heron or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Heron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Heron, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<5>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Heron.
<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Heron. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).




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