Community Factsheet

Welcome & General Information
Welcome to the website for the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow. We are a consolidated city and county government located in scenic southwest Montana along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The communities within Silver Bow County are:
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QuickFacts for Silver Bow County, Montana
from the U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts

Population, 2012 estimate: 34,403
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012: 0.6%
Population, 2010: 34,200
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2012: 5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2012: 20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2012: 16.6%
Female persons, percent, 2012: 49.3%
White alone, percent, 2012: 94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2012: 0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012: 2.0%
Asian alone, percent, 2012: 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2012: 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2012: 2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012: 3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012: 91.7%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011: 81.7%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011: 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011: 5.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011: 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011: 22.5%
Veterans, 2007-2011: 3,379
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011: 15.7
Housing units, 2011: 16,769
Homeownership rate, 2007-2011: 65.5%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011: 20.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011: $120,700
Households, 2007-2011: 14,981
Persons per household, 2007-2011: 2.19
Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011: $22,249
Median household income, 2007-2011: $40,030
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011: 16.4%

Private nonfarm establishments, 2011: 1,120
Private nonfarm employment, 2011: 13,069
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2010-2011: -1.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2011: 2,128
Total number of firms, 2007: 3,754
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007: 24.5%
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000): 504,698
Retail sales per capita, 2007: $15,486
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000): 78,285
Building permits, 2012: 79

Land area in square miles, 2010: 718.48
Persons per square mile, 2010: 47.6