Pondera County is located in northwestern Montana. The County Seat is Conrad and the largest city is Conrad. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ponderacountymontana.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,219 and the 2010 census population was 6,153. The land area is 1,622.86 square miles and there are 3.8 persons per square mile.
82% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 1.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 14.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 87% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $99,000, there are 2,302 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,256, the median household income is $41,277, and 17.5% of the persons in Pondera County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 496. Retail sales (in $1000) were $64,672, and sales per capita were $10,886. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 6.5%.
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