Broadwater County, Montana

Broadwater County: County in south central Montana, United States


Broadwater County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,612 and a population density of 2 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 6,444 inhabitants. Its county seat is Townsend. The county was created 127 years ago in 1896.

Broadwater County locator map
Location of Broadwater County on Montana map.

Quick Facts about Broadwater County

Population : 6,444 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Montana (United States)
Area : 3209 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.7%
Land as percent of area : 96.3%
Named for : Charles Arthur Broadwater
Altitude : 3,835 feet / 1169 meters
Capital : Townsend
Establishment : January 01, 1897
Time Zone : America/Denver
Local time : 13:58:30 (12th April 2024)
Density : 2 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 12.91% (2010-2020)
Broadwater county courthouse image
Broadwater county courthouse
Broadwater county courthouse image


Broadwater County is located at 46°19'55"N 111°29'44"W (46.3319900, -111.4954700). It has 3 neighbors: Gallatin County, Lewis and Clark County and Meagher County.

Broadwater County map

The largest city of Broadwater County is Townsend with a population of 2,220. . See all Broadwater County cities & populated places.

Broadwater County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Broadwater County.

City Name Population Title
Townsend 2,220 City in Montana, USA

Broadwater County has 3 neighbours.

  • Townsend


The population of Broadwater County increased by 12.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,612 - census
2011 5,726 1.99% estimation process
2012 5,759 0.57% estimation process
2013 5,676 -1.46% estimation process
2014 5,653 -0.41% estimation process
2015 5,714 1.07% estimation process
2016 5,785 1.23% estimation process
2017 5,917 2.23% estimation process
2018 6,072 2.55% estimation process
2019 6,237 2.65% estimation process
2020 6,444 3.21% estimation process

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Montana Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Yellowstone County 162,990 County in Montana, United States of America
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Billings 117,445 The most populous city in Montana.
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Flathead County 105,851 County in Montana, United States
Cascade County 81,346 County in central Montana, United States
Missoula 76,848 The most populous city in Missoula County, Montana.
Lewis and Clark County 70,229 County in Montana, United States
Great Falls 58,353 Town in Cascade County, Montana, United States
Bozeman 50,970 Town in Gallatin County, Montana, United States
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Silver Bow County 35,180 County in Montana, United States
Butte 34,190 Consolidated city-county in Montana, United States
Helena 33,737 State capital of Montana, United States and seat of Lewis and Clark County
Lake County 30,986 County in Montana, United States
Kalispell 25,329 City in Flathead County, Montana, United States