Fergus County is located in central Montana. The County Seat is Lewistown and the largest city is Lewistown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.fergus.mt.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,442 and the 2010 census population was 11,586. The land area is 4,339.80 square miles and there are 2.7 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 92.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 25.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $113,800, there are 4,924 households, an average of 2.24 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,429, the median household income is $38,344, and 13.8% of the persons in Fergus County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,454. Retail sales (in $1000) were $135,416, and sales per capita were $12,093. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.7%.
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