Map  or  Names
Sanders County, Montana


        Sanders County is located along the Montana/
    Idaho border in northwestern Montana. The
    county is mainly characterized by mountainous
    country, except for the area along the eastern
    boundary which is flat. A part of the Flathead
    Indian Reservation is located in this area.
    Portions of the Kootenai, Lolo, and Kaniksu
    National Forests make up the better part of
    Sanders County. A section of the Bitterroot
    Mountain range runs the length of the western
    boundary. Part of the Cabinet Mountains are
    contained within the boundaries in the north-
    western portion of the county. The Clark Fork
    River cuts through the center of the county.
    Found along the river in the northwestern leg
    of Sanders County are the Cabinet Gorge Dam
    and Reservoir, and the Noxon rapids, Dam and
    Reservoir.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
*
*
*
*
*
*
Barley 1,200 800 36 Bu. 29,000 50
Oats 600 200 35 Bu. 7,000 44
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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*
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Bu.
Tons
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*
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*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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29,000
17,500
11,500
1.44
1.6
1.2
Tons
Tons
Tons
41,900
28,600
13,300
40
37
38
1/ Yield is in pounds, production is in hundredweight. *Either zero or insufficient data for publication.
Livestock Reference Date Number of Head Rank
All Cattle & Calves
    Beef Cows & Heifers 2/
    Milk Cows & Heifers 2/
January 1, 2004 18,000
12,100
*
44
44
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 600 49
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2003 * *
2/ That have calved. * Insufficient data for publication
Census of Agriculture - 2002 -
Number of Farms
Land in Farms (Acres)
Average Farm Size (Acres)
Total Land Area (Acres)
464
345,775
745
1,767,790