Granite County is located in west-central Montana. The County Seat is Philipsburg and the largest city is Philipsburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.granite.mt.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 3,209 and the 2010 census population was 3,079. The land area is 1,727.42 square miles and there are 1.8 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 88.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $200,500, there are 1,473 households, an average of 2.07 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,277, the median household income is $45,236, and 15.1% of the persons in Granite County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 425. Retail sales (in $1000) were $23,787, and sales per capita were $8,239. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.1%.
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