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Saco, Montana
(Phillips County)

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Welcome to Saco ...

The town of Saco is located in Phillips County<1>.

The pronunciation of Saco: SAY-koh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saco has a population of 187 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Saco is 2,180 feet [664 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Saco is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Saco is within the boundaries of the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Saco: 59261<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saco had an population of 187 people. This is a decrease of 5.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saco had a population of 197 people. This makes Saco the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Saco represents 0.02% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 107th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 197 people, the population of Saco decreased 12.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 224 people).

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

Communities Also Named Saco ...

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

Beyond Montana, there are 10 communities that are also named Saco - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri and Pennsylvania (2).

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

Communities near Saco ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Saco.

  • Hinsdale [Valley County]
  • Vandalia [Valley County]
  • Whitewater [Phillips County]
  • Malta [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
    • Malta [Phillips County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the west of Saco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,843 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<7>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Loring [Phillips County]
    • Glasgow [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Valley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<7>
    • Saint Marie [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marie
      • Saint Marie [Valley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<6> to the east of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marie<7>

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 Saco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saco.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saco. 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 Saco.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saco. See our Newspapers Page for Saco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saco ...

Looking for more information about Saco? 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 Saco, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saco.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saco. 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Saco. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saco.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Saco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saco or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saco) 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 Saco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SacoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4569, Longitude: -107.3420    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






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