Profile for Miles City, Montana, MT
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Miles City is a city in Custer County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Gen. Nelson Appleton Miles, who led campaigns against Indian tribes
The latitude of Miles City is 46.408N. The longitude is -105.84W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,369 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,242.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Miles City demographic reports
Miles City is at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Tongue rivers
Developed as an army base and cattle center, before the arrival of the railroad
Local festivals include:
- Bucking Horse Sale - May 18-20, 2007
- Western Art Roundup & Quick Draw - May 6-June 24, 2007
- Eastern Montana Fair - Aug. 23-26, 2007
- Crazy Days - July 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Miles City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Pirogue Island State Park, Dean S. Reservoir
Historic sites and museums: Range Riders Museum
Colleges and universities:
Miles Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
How pleasant to dance at the Cottage Saloon in Miles City, Montana, with Connie, the Cowboy Queen, who wore a $250 dress embroidered with the brands of every cattle outfit between the Yellowstone and the Platte!
-- Great Plains
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Ancestry & family history
29% of Miles City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Miles City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Miles City was $16,449, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Miles City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Miles City festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Bucking Horse Sale - M
- Eastern Montana Fair - A
- Western Art Roundup & Quick Draw - M
- Crazy Days - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Miles City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.
Libraries in Miles City include Miles City Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Miles City include Miles City Star
TV stations in Miles City include KYUS.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KECC.
Custer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Miles City political report.
The average commute time for Miles City workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Miles City include Best Western War Bonnet Inn, Comfort Inn Miles City, Econo Lodge, Guesthouse International, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6.
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“ How pleasant to dance at the Cottage Saloon in Miles City, Montana, with Connie, the Cowboy Queen, who wore a $250 dress embroidered with the brands of every cattle outfit between the Yellowstone and the Platte! ”
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