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Welcome to Sunburst ...

The town of Sunburst is located in Toole County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sunburst has a population of 330 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sunburst is 3,330 feet [1,015 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Sunburst is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

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

Sunburst is located in the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sunburst had an population of 330 people. This is a decrease of 12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sunburst had a population of 375 people (or 7.04% of the total population of Toole County). This makes Sunburst the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sunburst represents 0.04% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 89th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 375 people, the population of Sunburst decreased 9.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 415 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sunburst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Sunburst - they are located in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Sunburst ...

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

  • Coutts
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coutts
    • Coutts lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Sunburst
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coutts came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coutts
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coutts<7>
  • Kevin [Toole County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevin
    • Kevin [Toole County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Sunburst
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kevin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevin<7>
  • Rim Rock Colony [Toole County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rim Rock Colony
    • Rim Rock Colony [Toole County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Sunburst
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rim Rock Colony
  • Sweet Grass [Toole County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Grass
    • Sweet Grass [Toole County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Sunburst
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Grass
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunburst ...

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

Adding Sunburst to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sunburst in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sunburst was on a map titled Map of Montana (from Rand McNally, 1937).

We also found Sunburst on a map titled Hixson Map of Montana (1950).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sunburst on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Toole County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Toole, 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 Sunburst.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunburst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunburst) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunburst. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SunburstOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunburst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8782, Longitude: -111.9063       In this case, the coordinates for Sunburst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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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