Blaine County, Montana

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Blaine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 7,009. Its county seat is Chinook[1]. It was named in honor of James G. Blaine, former United States Secretary of State.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,239 square miles (10,979.0 km2), of which 4,226 square miles (10,945.3 km2) is land and 13 square miles (33.7 km2) (0.30%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,009 people, 2,501 households, and 1,793 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,947 housing units at an average density of <1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 52.58% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 45.37% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.8% were of German and 8.1% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 91.7% spoke English, 3.8% German and 2.0% Dakota as their first language.

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