Gallatin County, Montana – Population Statistics – History 1970 to 2016
Census data released in 2016 ranks Bozeman No. 1 in the nation for micropolitan area population growth from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015.
The seat of Gallatin County (population 97,000+) is Bozeman, Montana. The County covers a land area of 2,603 square miles. Gallatin County, Montana has a population density of approximately 35 people per square mile. Located in the eastern part of the Gallatin Valley, the County has the highest population and the fastest growing county in southwest Montana. The County seat, Bozeman is one of the US’s fastest growing micropolitan regions.
According to 2013 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, in recent years, Gallatin County population has increased at the highest rate in the state and now ranks third in Montana county populations, only surpassed by Yellowstone County, home to Billings, MT, and Missoula County, home to Missoula, MT.
Park County, Montana Population Statistics 2016
With mountains ranging from 4000′ to 12,000,’ Livingston, MT, population about 16,000, is the seat of 2,8032 mile Park County, which is east of and borders Gallatin County, Montana. According to the 2010 census, Park County, Montana had a population density of 5.6 people/mile2.
In south-central Montana, Park County is among four mountain ranges and encompasses the breathtaking Paradise Valley, south of Livingston and the prairies of the Shields Valley, north of Livingston. Park County ranks 12th in Montana population. The county, established in 1887, was named “Park” because of its proximity to–30 miles south of–the North and oldest entrance to Yellowstone National Park, named for the Yellowstone River flowing through it.
The economy of Park County, MT is primarily tourism, recreation-related services, farming, mining, logging, and various arts. Though Park County once was a rich ranching and railroad community, these days it has a world-renowned reputation for fly-fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreation.
Bozeman and Livingston, Park and Gallatin Counties Population History
Looking back, from 1970 to 2000, the Gallatin County population increased by over 35,000 individuals. The 2008 U.S. Census put the Gallatin County, MT population at 87,359 residents, which was a 28.8 percent gain or a 19,528 resident increase from the 2000 Census. In 2008, Gallatin County was ranked 92nd of the 100 fastest growing counties in the United States. Approximately 22% of those counties were in the West.
From 1990 to 2000, Gallatin County’s population increased by 34.4 percent, ranking Gallatin County the fifth largest Montana county and as the State’s second fastest growing county in the last decade of the Twentieth Century.
Looking at data from the 2000 to 2008 Censuses, during that period, Montana’s overall population increased 6.2%. In 2003, Gallatin County was the third most populous and the leading County for growth in Montana.
Bozeman’s 2007 population was 37,981; it’s 2014 population is over 97,000 and Bozeman’s population is projected to reach 92,500 citizens by 2025.
Total Montana Population Change by County 2003 to 2012
Total Montana Population Change by County 2000 to 2007
Park and Gallatin County Montana Trends Population, Airports, Cost Living, Building Permits 2000-2010
2015 Gallatin County Migration To and Population Change
2000 to 2006 Gallatin and Park County, Montana Population Increase
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