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Population: 3884
Median Income: $27143
Near Airport: Missoula Int'lAirport (MSO)
Airport Description: Missoula Int'l Airport is a public use airport with 2 runways, and is serviced by Seven airlines including Allegiant, Big Sky, Atlantic Southeast, Horizon Air, Northwest, Skywest, and United.


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Mineral

Mineral County is one of 56 counties in Montana. The estimated population in 2004 was 3,879. This was a decrease of  -.13% from the 2000 census. In 2002, the per capita personal income in Mineral County was $20,619. This was an increase of 42.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 67% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.

Mineral County is located in Western Montana near Idaho between Missoula, Montana and Spokane Washington. Mineral County is full of opportunity. The people are friendly and the climate is inviting. There are several separate, but intertwined communities within the county; The West End (Haugan, Saltese, DeBorgia), and the East end, St. Regis, Alberton, and the county seat, Superior. The county contains 1,223 square miles, with the majority of the land surface contained within the Lolo National Forest and located through a narrow valley separated by the Clark Fork and St. Regis Rivers. The Clark Fork River carries more water than any other river in Montana. The entire county is heavily forested with ponderosa pine (the state tree), lodge pole pine, fir, larch, white pine and cedar. The area is high in minerals and contains many unpatented mining claims. Mineral County became an independent county in 1914, with Superior as the County seat, and boasts a lively history before and since. It has hosted a gold rush, seen the building of two transcontinental railroads, experienced the trauma of the 1910 fire, and witnessed the destruction of several floods of the St. Regis and Clark Fork Rivers, as well as being the home to many Civilian Conservation Corps workers during the Great Depression. The historic John Mullan Road was built here in 1859-60 and the Yellowstone Trail in 1917.

The County offers extensive recreation areas for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and some fantastic whitewater adventure. Winter activities abound in the Superior area. Cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating and well maintained roads all winter long assure you of finding the perfect spot for winter fun. A short drive -in just about any direction will put you at some of the finest downhill ski runs in the country. Summertime offers the angler some of the best trout fishing to be found anywhere. Hiking and backpacking will take you into areas with isolated alpine lakes and serene beauty. Whitewater rafting, swimming, biking, camping and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of will make your time pass all too quickly. At day's end you'll find rest comes easy with cool night time temperatures; clean mountain air and only the sound of the wind in the pines to lull you to sleep. You'll find yourself at peace after an eventful day in our portion of the Big Sky Country.

In addition to the County seat (Superior), Mineral County is also home to the towns of Alberton, DeBorgia, St. Regis, Tarkio, Haugan, and Saltese. For more information on Mineral County, http://www.thebigsky.net/mineralchamber, and  MineralCounty.info.

For information on Schools in Mineral County, please see the Mineral County Schools website.