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Agricultural community

Harlowton is a city in Wheatland County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Richard Harlow, railroad builder

The latitude of Harlowton is 46.435N. The longitude is -109.833W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,196 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 977.


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Median household income
Local
$23,636
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harlowton demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Merino
The Milwaukee Railroad, once the major employer, ceased operations in 1974
Local festivals include:
  • Wheatland County Fair - Aug. 2-4, 2007
  • Roundup Rodeo - July 2-4, 2007
  • Montana Festival of the Wind - June 16-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Harlowton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Upper Musselshell 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Harlowton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wheatland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 59036 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Harlowton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harlowton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harlowton was $13,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Harlowton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Harlowton include Milwaukee Road Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Harlowton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $226.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $560.


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Libraries in Harlowton include Harlowton Public Library ... View libraries

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Wheatland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harlowton political report.

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The average commute time for Harlowton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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