Toole County, Montana

Toole County: County in Montana, United States


Toole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,324 and a population density of 1 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 4,686 inhabitants. Its county seat is Shelby. The county was created 110 years ago in 1913.

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

Quick Facts about Toole County

Population : 4,686 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Montana (United States)
Area : 5040 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Named for : Joseph Toole
Altitude : 3,451 feet / 1052 meters
Capital : Shelby
Establishment : January 01, 1914
Time Zone : America/Denver
Local time : 22:18:40 (14th July 2024)
Density : 1 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -13.62% (2010-2020)
Toole County Courthouse in Shelby  Montana image
Toole County Courthouse in Shelby Montana
Toole County Courthouse in Shelby  Montana image


Toole County is located at 48°39'19"N 111°41'45"W (48.6553000, -111.6957000). It has 3 neighbors: Glacier County, Liberty County and Pondera County.

Toole County map

The largest city of Toole County is Shelby with a population of 2,995. . See all Toole County cities & populated places.

Toole County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Shelby 2,995 City in and the county seat of Toole County, Montana, United States
Sunburst 328 Town of the United States
Kevin 136 Town of the United States

Toole County has 3 neighbours.

  • Shelby


According to census records, the population of Toole County decreased by 13.62% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,324 - census
2011 5,154 -3.3% estimation process
2012 5,217 1.21% estimation process
2013 5,121 -1.87% estimation process
2014 5,117 -0.08% estimation process
2015 5,077 -0.79% estimation process
2016 4,951 -2.54% estimation process
2017 4,860 -1.87% estimation process
2018 4,835 -0.52% estimation process
2019 4,736 -2.09% estimation process
2020 4,686 -1.07% estimation process

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People born in Toole County (1)

victim of the COVID-19 pandemic: Her hospitality was known throughout Toole County and beyond. Marguerite M. Horgus was born in Toole County

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