Profile for Libby, Montana, MT
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Libby is a city in Lincoln County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a daughter of settler George Davis.
The latitude of Libby is 48.388N. The longitude is -115.555W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,096 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,606.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Libby demographic reports
Libby is in the Kootenai National Forest.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Libby received national attention for widespread illness among local residents, traced to asbestos dust from a local W.R. Grace and Co. mine that produced vermiculite for insulation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began cleanup in 1999.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "The River Wild"
· 1989 movie, "Always"
Local festivals include:
- Irish Fair - March 10, 2007
- Kootenai River Rodeo - July 27-28, 2007
- Nordicfest - Sept. 7-9, 2007
- Two Rivers Rendezvous - July 20-22, 2007
- Logger Days - June 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Libby web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities:
Flathead Valley Community College-Lincoln County
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
21% of Libby residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Libby ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Libby was $13,090, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Libby residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Libby festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Logger Days - J
- Nordicfest - S
- Irish Fair - M
- Two Rivers Rendezvous - J
- Kootenai River Rodeo - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Libby festival web sites:
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Median rent in Libby, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $652.
Libraries in Libby include Lincoln County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Libby include Western News
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Libby political report.
The average commute time for Libby workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Libby include Libby Super 8.
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