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Sidney, Montana
(Richland County)

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Welcome to Sidney ...

The city of Sidney is located in Richland County<1> and is the County Seat for Richland County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sidney has a population of 6,255 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Sidney is 1,950 feet [594 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Sidney and travel south, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Sidney is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Sidney: 59270<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sidney had an population of 6,255 people. This is an increase of 20.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sidney had a population of 5,191 people (which is 53.26% of the total population of Richland County). This makes Sidney the county's most populous community.

The population of Sidney represents 0.52% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,191 people, the population of Sidney increased 8.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,774 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sidney ...

While we believe that this Sidney is located in Richland County, we know of another 2 Montana communities named Sidney. Those communities are located in the following counties: Chouteau and Dawson County.

Beyond Montana, there are 38 communities that are also named Sidney - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota (2), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sidney ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sidney.

  • Fairview [Richland County]
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    • Fairview [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Sidney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<7>
  • Piche [Richland County]
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    • Piche [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Sidney
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piche
  • Crane [Richland County]
  • Harding [McKenzie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harding
    • Harding [McKenzie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Sidney
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harding
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cartwright [McKenzie County]
    • Dore [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dore
      • Dore [McKenzie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Sidney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dore
    • Savage [Richland County]
    • Knife River [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knife River
      • Knife River [Richland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Sidney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knife River have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knife River
    • Charbonneau [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charbonneau
      • Charbonneau [McKenzie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Sidney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charbonneau
    • Fox Lake [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake [Richland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Sidney
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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 Sidney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sidney.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sidney. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sidney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sidney ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sidney. 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 Richland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sidney.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sidney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Sidney). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sidney or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sidney) 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 Sidney. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SidneyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7143, Longitude: -104.1577    
<6>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.
<7>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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