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Chinook is a city in Blaine County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Indian term for "warm wind"
The latitude of Chinook is 48.59N. The longitude is -109.23W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,428 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,325.
The Bear Paw Battlefield, south of town, marks the end of the Nez Perce Trail
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chinook demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blaine County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 59523 ZIP code.
28% of Chinook residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chinook ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chinook was $16,038, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Chinook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Chinook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $246. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $635.
Libraries in Chinook include Blaine County Library ... View libraries
Blaine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chinook political report.
The average commute time for Chinook workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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