Fort Benton Chouteau County, Montana

Fort Benton: City in Montana, USA


Fort Benton is a city located in the county of Chouteau in the U.S. state of Montana. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,464 and a population density of 246 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,442 inhabitants.

Fort Benton Quick Facts

Population : 1,442 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Montana (United States)
County : Chouteau County
Postal code : 59442
Phone Area Codes : 406
Area : 5.94 km2
Altitude : 2,621 feet / 799 meters
Capital city : Fort Benton is capital of Chouteau County
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 19:03:20 (18th January 2022)
Density : 243 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.53% (2010-2020)
Weather : 14℉ Mostly Cloudy then Chance Light Snow 7-days weather
Fort Benton locator map
Location of Fort Benton on Montana map.
Choteau County Courthouse image
Choteau County Courthouse
Choteau County Courthouse image


Fort Benton is located at 47°49'6"N 110°40'3"W (47.8183000, -110.6674400).

Fort Benton map


Fort Benton forecast: A chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy. Low around 14, with temperatures rising to around 25 overnight. West northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible. more


According to census records, the population of Fort Benton decreased by 1.53% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,464 - census
2011 1,461 -0.21% estimation process
2012 1,495 2.27% estimation process
2013 1,478 -1.15% estimation process
2014 1,493 1% estimation process
2015 1,461 -2.19% estimation process
2016 1,459 -0.14% estimation process
2017 1,444 -1.04% estimation process
2018 1,443 -0.07% estimation process
2019 1,432 -0.77% estimation process
2020 1,442 0.69% estimation process

Fort Benton zip code is 59442. County name: Chouteau, County fips: 30015

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People born in Fort Benton (5)

People born in Fort Benton, including basketball player Denise Curry, politician Jim Huffman, Army officer Roy Carrington Kirtland, .


  • Donald Lynch she was born in 04/12/1915
  • Gene Carlson he was born in 20/02/1932

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Fort Benton, MT

Code Name Address Type
HAV Havre station 235 Main Street RAIL
SBY Shelby 230 W Central Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Fort Benton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Fort Benton Post Office Fort Benton (MT) 59442

Other cities in Chouteau County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Chouteau County , MT.

City Name Population Title
Big Sandy 566 Town of the United States
Geraldine 251 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Fort Benton distances to largest Montana cities