Chouteau County is located in north-central Montana. The County Seat is Fort Benton and the largest city is Fort Benton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.chouteau.mt.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,894 and the 2010 census population was 5,813. The land area is 3,972.49 square miles and there are 1.5 persons per square mile.
76.6% of the population is White, 0.2% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 20.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 91.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $114,200, there are 2,228 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,737, the median household income is $40,070, and 21.7% of the persons in Chouteau County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 674. Retail sales (in $1000) were $44,696, and sales per capita were $8,576.
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