Montana is located in the Western area of the United States and is the 4th largest state in the United States by area. Montana has three of the five entrances to one of our greatest national parks, Yellowstone, within its borders and is home to the site of The Battle of Little Big Horn (Custer’s Last Stand).
The state’s total population is around 957,861 which make it the 44th most populated state in the nation. Its demographics are as follows; 92.52% White American; 0.62% African American; 7.47% American Indian; 0.82% Asian American; 0.11% Mixed. The economy for this state is based upon major industries such as ranching, wheat farming, lumber, tourism, oil, coal and hard rock mining to name a few. Montana’s gross state product is estimated at $26 billion. The per capita personal income is estimated at $25,406 ranking it at 47th in the nation.
Montana is split into 56 counties; the largest of these is Yellowstone County with 136,691. Some of the major cities in the state are Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls and Missoula.
Montana has a extremely varied climate with mountains in the west, plains in the east and the Continental Divide which runs north and south through the western mountains.. The climate brings hot/ humid summers and cold winters with temperatures averaging about 84.5 degrees midsummer and 28 degrees mid winter.