Bridger, Montana

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Bridger is a town in Carbon County, Montana, United States. It is part of the Billings, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 745 at the 2000 census.

The town of Bridger was named for the scout Jim Bridger. Residents originally wanted to name the town after George Town one of the original settlers, but Town encouraged residents to name the newly founded town after his old friend Jim Bridger. The Bridger Trail passes to the southeast of the town of Bridger.



Bridger is located at 45°17′40″N 108°54′59″W / 45.29444°N 108.91639°W / 45.29444; -108.91639 (45.294337, -108.916421)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land. The Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River runs through the eastern part of the town.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 745 people, 313 households, and 200 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,175.2 people per square mile (456.6/km²). There were 345 housing units at an average density of 544.2/sq mi (211.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.12% White, 0.40% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.62% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

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