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Welcome to Townsend ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Townsend has a population of 2,138 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Townsend.
Townsend is 3,840 feet [1,170 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Townsend is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Townsend lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Townsend is located in the (406) area code.
The ZIP code for Townsend: 59644<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Townsend had an population of 2,138 people. This is an increase of 13.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.52% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Townsend had a population of 1,878 people (which is 33.46% of the total population of Broadwater County). This makes Townsend the county's most populous community.
The population of Townsend represents 0.19% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,878 people, the population of Townsend has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,867 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Townsend.
Communities Also Named Townsend ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Townsend - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Townsend.
Communities near Townsend ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Townsend.
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 Townsend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Townsend.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Townsend. 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 Townsend.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Townsend. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Townsend.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Townsend ...
Looking for more information about Townsend? 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 Townsend, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Townsend.
Adding Townsend to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Townsend 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 Townsend was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Townsend on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Townsend. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 22 Nov 2021