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General Facts

For Montana

Montana real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 33,018
Income (w/ Children): $ 46,593
Population: 880,453
Land Area: 145,566 Square Miles
Population Density: 6 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Treasure State
Capital: Helena
Date of Statehood: November 8, 1889
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Bitterroot
State Tree: Ponderosa Pine
 

Montana is located in the western United States, the northernmost of the Rocky Mountain states. Montana is called the Treasure State because of its mineral wealth. The name Montana comes from the Spanish word meaning "mountainous" and was first used when the area was designated a territory in 1864. Montana entered the Union on November 8, 1889, as the 41st state. Helena is the capital. Billings is the largest city.

Although many people consider Montana completely mountainous, two-thirds of the state is part of the Great Plains. From the majestic peaks of Glacier National Park in the northwest to the comparatively level terrain near the eastern border the Montana landscape is one of great beauty, an ever-changing panorama of forest and prairie, highland and broad valley.

Montana’s history has been turbulent. The region experienced an early and active fur-trading era. With the discovery of gold it developed a vigorous and wealthy mining frontier and later saw a brief but exciting period of the open-range cattle industry. Eventually, dryland and irrigated agriculture spread into many parts of the state. Today despite the arrival of urbanization and modern society, much of the old flavor of the frontier West survives in Montana.

Montana is bounded on the north by the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan; on the east by North Dakota and South Dakota; on the south by Wyoming and Idaho; and on the west by Idaho. Montana is the nation’s fourth largest state, covering 147,046 square miles, including 1,490 square miles of inland waters. The land area of Montana is more than three times that of Pennsylvania and about the same as that of Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana combined. The state’s extreme dimensions are 321 miles from north to south and 545 miles from east to west. The mean elevation is about 3400 feet.

Climatic regions in Montana coincide roughly with the two major physiographic regions. In western Montana, as compared with the eastern plains area, winters tend to be milder while summers are cooler. Precipitation is more evenly distributed throughout the year in the west, and it is cloudier and somewhat more humid in all seasons. In addition, the growing season is shorter in the west, where some intermountain areas experience only 50 to 100 days without frost a year. Eastern Montana has colder winters, warmer summers, less cloudiness, the heaviest precipitation in late spring and early summer, and considerably higher average wind velocities. Frost-free periods in the east and in the state’s low-lying river valleys range from 120 to 150 days per year.

Climatic extremes in Montana are great. The lowest official temperature on record is -70°, while the warmest is 117°. July mean temperatures range from about 72° in southeastern Montana to about 60° in the higher southwest. January means vary from less than 6° in the northeast to about 24° in the valleys of western Montana.

Most of the eastern plains section and the larger valleys of the west average about 15 inches of precipitation a year, while the higher mountain districts can receive more than 50 inches. Snowfall normally is heaviest in the mountains of the west, with as much as 300 inches falling in some years. Storms of several types occur in Montana. Summer hailstorms may cause severe crop and property damage.