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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: March 25, 1998


March 22, 2023

MARCH 25, 1998

Jefferson County, with a July 1997 estimated population of 9,878, was the second fastest growing county in Montana, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau Of Census. The figures, which cover a span from 1990 to 1997, show the population in Jefferson County grew 24.4 percent, second only to Ravalli County’s 38.2 percent. Madison County, with a population of 6,899, grew 15.2 percent over the same period. Of Montana’s 56 counties, Jefferson County is the 22nd most populated county, and Madison County is the 30th most populated.

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