Big Horn County, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Big Horn County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1864
Seat Hardin
Largest city Hardin
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,015 sq mi (12,989 km²)
4,995 sq mi (12,937 km²)
20 sq mi (52 km²), 0.40%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Big Horn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 12,671. Its county seat is Hardin[1].


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 12,988 km² (5,015 sq mi). 12,936 km² (4,995 sq mi) of it is land and 51 km² (20 sq mi) of it (0.40%) is water. Most of the county's land area comprises Indian reservations: The Crow Indian Reservation covers 64.2 percent of its area, while the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation covers another 6.37 percent.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,671 people, 3,924 households, and 3,033 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 4,655 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 36.60% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 59.66% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.79% from two or more races. 3.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 13.9% were of German ancestry according to Census 2000. 67.1% spoke English, 27.9% Crow, 2.5% Cheyenne and 1.3% Spanish as their first language.

There were 3,924 households out of which 42.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 17.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% were non-families. 19.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.66.

In the county the population was spread out with 35.80% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,684, and the median income for a family was $31,095. Males had a median income of $23,814 versus $18,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,792. About 23.70% of families and 29.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.00% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Unincorporated communities[]


Coordinates: 45°26′N 107°29′W / 45.43, -107.49]

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