Cut Bank, Montana

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Cut Bank is a city in and the county seat of Glacier County, Montana, United States located just east-south-east of the "cut bank" (gorge) geographical feature which formed canyon-like along the eponymously named Cut Bank Creek river.[1] The population was 3,105 at the 2000 census.



Cut Bank is located at 48°38′5″N 112°19′52″W / 48.63472°N 112.33111°W / 48.63472; -112.33111 (48.634801, −112.331090)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2), all of it land.

The city is located 30 miles south of the Canadian border, and contains a large important regional railway railroad freight yard operated by the BNSF Railway.

The name of the city comes from the Cut Bank (gorge) — a scenic hazard to navigation and geologic feature of the same name. The Cut Bank Creek river is spanned cliffs to cliffs by a scenic elevated railway bridge high above the canyon floor less than a mile from the edge of the town, yard, and Amtrak Station.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,105 people, 1,264 households, and 807 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,156.7 people per square mile (1,223.3/km2). There were 1,492 housing units at an average density of 1,516.8/sq mi (587.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.54% White, 0.03% African American, 13.53% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 3.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

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