Powell County is located in west-central Montana. The County Seat is Deer Lodge and the largest city is Deer Lodge. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.powellcountymt.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,909 and the 2010 census population was 7,027. The land area is 2,326.39 square miles and there are 3 persons per square mile.
92.4% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 4.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 90.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $120,900, there are 2,411 households, an average of 2.31 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,736, the median household income is $40,802, and 15.3% of the persons in Powell County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 797. Retail sales (in $1000) were $35,007, and sales per capita were $4,921.
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