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Montana State Information

Montana State is located on northwestern of US. In size wise the Montana state rank is 4th. The total area of the Montana state was 380,849 sq km. Montana is bordered on the north by the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, east by the North Dakota and South Dakota, south by Wyoming and Idaho and west by Idaho. Total forest area is 23,293,000 acres in 2002 estimation. Montana rank is 44th in population in the US with an estimated total of 909,453 in 2002. The Montana state official language is English. There was no change in the overall percentage of English speakers from 1990 to 2000. The Montana state largest cities and their estimated populations are Billings, 89,847, and Great Falls, 56,690. The Catholic Church was the largest single Christian denomination with about 169,250 adherents. Leading Protestant denominations were the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 50,287. The Montana state agriculture income is totaled nearly $1.8 billion in 2001. In 2002, Montana was the nation's 4th-leading wheat producer.

Montana Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Montana state parks have cultural heritage of the Native American Indians as well as the days of Lewis and Clark and mining expeditions. The US portion of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is part of Yellowstone National Park, which also extends into Idaho and Wyoming; and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The gold rush was rampant in this part of the Montana state and the town swelled to several thousand people in its heyday. Ghost towns always seem to be a popular venue and there are several of them in the Montana state park system. Montanans not only enjoy their rich natural heritage, they make their living from it. Pictograph Cave State Park is another national historic landmark due to its thousands of artifacts found here. From stunning scenery and dazzling waters to geologic wonders and cultural history, Montana State Parks offer something for everyone. There are no major league professional sports teams in Montana. There is minor league baseball in Billings, Butte, and Missoula. Montana is one of the few states where the smallest high schools participate in six-man football leagues.

Montana State Demographics

Montana total population - 902,195
Montana male population - 449,480
Montana female population - 452,715
Montana white population - 817,229
Montana black population - 2,692
Montana American Indian and Alaska Native - 56,068
Montana Asian population - 4,691
Montana Hispanic or Latino population - 18,081

Montana School Information

On 1972 the Board of Public Education was created by the Montana Constitution to exercise general supervision over the elementary and secondary schools of the Montana state. Montana has a wealth of higher education opportunities available. In 1999 the Montana state total enrollment in public schools stood at 157,556. Minority students made up approximately 14% of the total enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools in 2001. The Montana state expenditure for public education in 2000/01 was estimated at $995,900. As of fall 2000, there were 51,255 students enrolled in college or graduate school. The University of Montana has campuses at Missoula, Montana Tech, and Western Montana College. Montana State had 24 degree-granting institutions.

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Montana State nickname - Treasure State
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Montana State History

Montana's first humans probably came from across the Bering Strait their fragmentary remains indicate a presence dating between 10,000 and 4000 BC. Much of the region was acquired by the U.S. from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In that year, the Louisiana Purchase gave the United States most of Montana, and the Lewis and Clark expedition, dispatched by President Thomas Jefferson in 1804 to explore the upper reaches of the Missouri River, and added the rest. In 1863, the eastern and western sectors of Montana were joined as part of Idaho Territory, which, in turn, was divided along the Bitterroot Mountains to form the present boundary between the two states. During the boom years, gold dust was the principal money. They passed a tin cup for gold dust. Chinese laundrymen even found gold in their wash water after they washed the miners' clothing. Montana became a territory on May 26, 1864, and Edgerton served as its first governor. The people of Montana first asked for statehood in 1884. But they had to wait five years. Finally, Montana was admitted as the 41st state on November 8, 1889. Joseph K. Toole of Helena became the first state governor. Butte Hill was called the Richest Hill on Earth during the 1880s. Gold, silver, and eventually copper have been mined there. Montana became the 41st state on Nov. 8, 1889. Montana made increasing use of its natural resources in 1900s. In 1910, Congress created Glacier National Park, which became an attraction for tourists. The Montana state was among those afflicted by raging wildfires the summer of 2000, the worst fire season in more than a decade. Today the Montana State remains a state rich in natural resources.

Montana State Tourist Information

Montana State Office of Tourism creates and utilizes a large amount of useful information and programs. Montana Office of Tourism serves the people of Montana with programs designed to develop and promote Montana as an attractive destination for visitors from around the world. The Cultural Tourism Program is focused on assisting with the development of a statewide cultural tourism network that enhances opportunities for visitors and residents alike to experience Montana's unique cultural and historic offerings. Many of these topics are presented at the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation organized by the Promotion Division and held each March or April. The tourist industry sponsors over 33,500 jobs for the Montana state.

Montana State Transportation

Montana state has railroad is the important method of transportation in Montana since the 1880s. The Montana state first railroad is the Utah and Northern. Amtrak operates one long-distance route through the Montana state, which serves 12 stations. Montana had 222 airports, 28 heliports, 2 stolports, and 2 seaplane bases in 2002. Montana's three largest commercial airports serve Bozeman, Billings, and Missoula and smaller airports at Great Falls International Airport, Kalispell, Helena, and Butte. Montana was slow to develop a highway system. Montana's only north-south Interstate Highway is Interstate 15. Still now the Montana state's most important east-west travel corridor.

Montana Taxes

Montana State Tax Rate Range Low 1.0% High 6.9%
Montana State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate 2,500 - Highest flat rate 14,900
Montana State Personal Exemptions Single - 2,040, Married - 4,080, Dependents - 2,040
Montana State Sales Tax Rate on Food 0%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Montana State Total Tax on Gasoline 27.0%, on Diesel Fuel 27.75%
Montana State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 170(¢ per pack)
Montana State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.14($ per gallon)
Montana State Wine Excise Tax Rate $1.06($ per gallon)

Montana Universities

Carroll College - 1,344 Students
Montana State University - 12,052 Students
The University of Montana - 13,925 Students
Rocky Mountain College - 887 Students
Montana State University-Billings - 3,709 Students
Montana State University-Northern - 1,359 Students
Dawson Community College - 466 Students
The University of Montana-Western - 1,176 Students
Fort Peck Community College - 441 Students
Salish Kootenai College - 1,092 Students

Montana Religions

rotestant - 55%
Lutheran - 15%
Methodist - 8%
Baptist - 5%
Presbyterian - 4%
United Church of Christ - 2%
Other Protestant or general Protestant - 21%
Roman Catholic - 24%
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) - 5%
Other Religions - 1%
Non-Religious - 18%

Montana Counties

Beaverhead County, Montana - Population 9,202
Big Horn County, Montana - Population 12,671
Blaine County, Montana - Population 7,009
Broadwater County, Montana - Population 4,385
Carbon County, Montana - Population 9,552
Carter County, Montana - Population 1,360
Cascade County, Montana - Population 80,357
Chouteau County, Montana - Population 5,970
Custer County, Montana - Population 11,696
Daniels County, Montana - Population 2,017
Dawson County, Montana - Population 9,059
Deer Lodge County, Montana - Population 9,417
Caldwell County, Montana - Population 8,969
Fallon County, Montana - Population 2,837
Fergus County, Montana - Population 11,893
Flathead County, Montana - Population 74,471
Gallatin County, Montana - Population 67,831
Garfield County, Montana - Population 1,279
Glacier County, Montana - Population 13,247
Golden Valley County, Montana - Population 1,042
Granite County, Montana - Population 2,834
Hill County, Montana - Population 16,673
Jefferson County, Montana - Population 10,049
Judith Basin County, Montana - Population 2,329
Lake County, Montana - Population 26,507
Lewis and Clark County, Montana - Population 55,716
Liberty County, Montana - Population 2,158
Lincoln County, Montana - Population 18,837
McCone County, Montana - Population 1,977
Madison County, Montana - Population 6,851
Meagher County, Montana - Population 1,932
Mineral County, Montana - Population 3,884
Missoula County, Montana - Population 95,802
Musselshell County, Montana - Population 4,497
Park County, Montana - Population 15,694
Petroleum County, Montana - Population 493
Phillips County, Montana - Population 4,601
Pondera County, Montana - Population 6,424
Powder River County, Montana - Population 1,858
Powell County, Montana - Population 7,180
Prairie County, Montana - Population 1,199
Ravalli County, Montana - Population 36,070
Richland County, Montana - Population 9,667
Roosevelt County, Montana - Population 10,620
Rosebud County, Montana - Population 9,383
Sanders County, Montana - Population 10,227
Sheridan County, Montana - Population 4,105
Silver Bow County, Montana - Population 34,606
Stillwater County, Montana - Population 8,195
Sweet Grass County, Montana - Population 3,609
Teton County, Montana - Population 6,445
Toole County, Montana - Population 5,267
Treasure County, Montana - Population 861
Valley County, Montana - Population 7,675
Wheatland County, Montana - Population 2,259
Wibaux County, Montana - Population 1,068
Yellowstone County, Montana - Population 129,352

Montana State Government

Montana state constitution may be amended by constitutional convention. The only elected officers of the executive branch are the governor and lieutenant governor. Legislators must be at least 18 years old and have lived in the Montana state for a year and in their district for six months prior to election. Montana State was the one of the first states to give women voting rights. The Montana state was the first to elect a female member of Congress also. Montana state present governor was Brian Schweitzer. Legislators must be at least 18 years old and have lived in the Montana state for a year and in their district for six months prior to election. Without exception, the governor is limited to serving eight out of every 16 years. Montana is an Alcoholic beverage control state. To vote in Montana, one must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, and a state and county resident for 30 days prior to election day. Since statehood, Democrats generally dominated in contests for the US House and Senate, and Republicans in elections for state and local offices and in national presidential campaigns. In 2002 the state had 54 counties, 129 municipalities, 592 special districts, and 352 public school districts. The Montana state had three electoral votes in the 2000 presidential election. The Montana state had three electoral votes in the 2000 presidential election. The Montana state Senate is, as of 2009, controlled by the Republicans.

Montana State Economy

Tourism is the major economic sector in Montana because it is a world-class tourist destination. The state has lots of tourists a year around to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, the Missouri River headwaters, and the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park. Manufacturing is also major economic sector including production forest products, processed foods, and refined petroleum. Industrialists enhance worth to raw products by making manufactured items like cotton cloth becomes more valued than a boll of cotton through manufacturing processes. Periodic famine and stark weather have turned some agricultural communities into ghost towns, but agriculture, with the support of irrigation, still affords the major share of Montana's income. Montana's grange sector, subsidizing straight less than 3% to gross state product, has been severely stressed by a four-year drought. Montana's some of the important economic source are gold, silver, copper and lead depending on the petition and labor availability.

Montana State Parks

Big Hole National Battlefield - Wisdom, MT: Entrance to the park is now free. The Battlefield is open seven days a week.Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area - Fort Smith, MT,WY: Entrance Fees into Bighorn Canyon are $5.00 per day. Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily from Memorial Day to August 24.Glacier National Park - Northwest Montana, MT: Glacier National Park is open every day of the year. Many people enjoy the "off-seasons" as a time when the park is a bit quieter. Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site - Deer Lodge, MT: There is no admission fee to the park. Cost for the wagon tour is $5.00 per person or $15.00 for a family.Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail - Eleven States: , ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA: Opening at summer 8AM to 5PM and Winter 8AM to 4:30PM. Saturday and sunday is holiday. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument - Crow Agency, MT: There is no charge for visiting the National Cemetery. Nez Perce National Historical Park - four states, ID,MT,OR,WA: There are no fees to visit any of the sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.