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Malta, Montana
(Phillips County)

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Welcome to Malta ...

The city of Malta is located in Phillips County<1> and is the County Seat for Phillips County.

The location of Malta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Malta has a population of 1,859 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Malta.

Malta is 2,250 feet [686 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Malta is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Malta: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Malta had an population of 1,859 people. This is a decrease of 6.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Malta had a population of 1,997 people (or 46.96% of the total population of Phillips County). This makes Malta the county's most populous community.

The population of Malta represents 0.2% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,997 people, the population of Malta decreased 5.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,120 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Malta.

Communities Also Named Malta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Montana communities named Malta: This one is located in Phillips County and the other is located in Dawson County.

Beyond Montana, there are 16 communities that are also named Malta - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Malta.

Communities near Malta ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Malta.

  • Dodson [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodson
    • Dodson [Phillips County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Malta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodson<6>
  • Wagner [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagner
    • Wagner [Phillips County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Malta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagner
  • Saco [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saco
    • Saco [Phillips County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the east of Malta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<6>
  • Loring [Phillips County]
  • Whitewater [Phillips County]
  • Hinsdale [Valley County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Malta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Malta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Malta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Malta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Malta. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Malta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Malta ...

Looking for more information about Malta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Malta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Malta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Malta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Phillips, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Malta.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Malta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Malta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Malta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MaltaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Malta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3551, Longitude: -107.8707       In this case, the coordinates for Malta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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