Profile for Big Timber, Montana, MT
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Big Timber is a city in Sweet Grass County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the large cottonwoods growing here
The latitude of Big Timber is 45.835N. The longitude is -109.954W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,091 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,695.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Big Timber demographic reports
Big Timber is near the Crazy Mountains
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "The Horse Whisperer"
Local festivals include:
- Sweet Grass Fest - June 30, 2007
- Big Timber Rodeo - June 29-30, 2007
- Sweet Grass County Fair - July 30-Aug. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Big Timber web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Natural Bridge State Park, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
Big Timber attractions: Yellowstone River Trout Hatchery
Historic sites and museums: Crazy Mountain Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
21% of Big Timber residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Timber ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Timber was $17,569, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Big Timber residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Big Timber festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Sweet Grass Fest - J
- Sweet Grass County Fair - J
- Big Timber Rodeo - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Big Timber, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $753.
Libraries in Big Timber include Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries
Sweet Grass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Timber political report.
The average commute time for Big Timber workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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