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Silver Bow County, Montana

US county information
NameSilver Bow County
StateMontana
SeatButte
Largest cityButte
US Area
Total Area719 sq mi (1862.2 km2)
Land Area718 sq mi (1859.6 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population34200 (2010)
Density19/km2 (49.2/sq mi)
Founded1881
Time zoneMountain

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Silver Bow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2010, the population was 34,200. Its county seat is Butte. In 1977, the city and county governments consolidated to form the single entity of Butte-Silver Bow. At the 1920 census the county population was over 60,000, and until the 1950 census, Silver Bow was the most populous county in the state. It was surpassed by Cascade County (Great Falls), which was surpassed by Yellowstone County (Billings) in 1970.


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