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Red Lodge is a city in Carbon County, in the Billings metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Crow Indian lodges, which were colored by red clay

The latitude of Red Lodge is 45.185N. The longitude is -109.246W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,568 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,273.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Red Lodge demographic reports
Red Lodge is on Rock Creek, at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Rocky Fork
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Winter Carnival - Feb. 23-25, 2007
  • Music Festival - June 9-17, 2007
  • Montana State Old Time Fiddlers Contest - July 27-28, 2007
  • Festival of Nations - Aug. 3-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Red Lodge web sites and events links in the sections below.
Scenic roads: Beartooth Highway
Historic sites and museums: Carbon County Historical Society and 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 Red Lodge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carbon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Billings area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 59007 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Red Lodge residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Red Lodge ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Red Lodge was $19,090, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Red Lodge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Red Lodge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $376.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.


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Libraries in Red Lodge include Red Lodge Carnegie Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Red Lodge include Carbon County News

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Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Red Lodge political report.

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The average commute time for Red Lodge workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Red Lodge include Best Western, Comfort Inn.

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