Cascade County, Montana

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Cascade County (cascade means waterfall in French[citation needed]) is a county located in the state of Montana, United States. As of 2000, the population was 80,357. It is part of the Great Falls, Montana, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Cascade County. Its county seat is Great Falls[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,712 square miles (7,024.0 km2). 2,698 square miles (6,987.8 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36.3 km2) (0.51%) is water. The Missouri River and the Sun River flow through the county, and meet at the city of Great Falls. A portion of the Adel Mountains Volcanic Field‎ is in the southwest corner of the county.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 80,357 people, 32,547 households, and 21,448 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 35,225 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.72% White, 1.12% Black or African American, 4.22% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.5% were of German, 11.1% Irish, 10.2% Norwegian, 8.8% English and 7.7% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.4% spoke English, 1.7% Spanish and 1.1% German as their first language.

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