to our beautiful
Bitterroot Valley!


We are nestled between the Sapphire mountain range to our east and the Bitterroot mountain range to our west bisected by the Bitterroot River which runs the length of the valley. This natural setting creates a moderate year round climate that has earned us the reputation as the “Banana Belt of Montana”. The Bitterroot Valley offers unsurpassed beauty all along our 96 mile stretch from north to south. Our rich cultural and historical heritage is only equal to our worldwide reputation for hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and rafting, skiing and a wide variety of other wonderful outdoor activities.  We offer our visitors a valley full of western style adventure and Montana hospitality.
Seasons in the Bitterroot Valley Montana
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Public Schools
  • Corvallis - Enrollment 1,362
    406-961-4211
  • Darby- Enrollment 533
    406-821-3841
  • Florence - Enrollment 922
    406-273-6751
  • Hamilton - Enrollment 1,574
    406-363-2280
  • Lone Rock - Enrollment 305 (K-8 only)
    406-777-3314
  • Stevensville  - Enrollment 1,041
    406-777-5481
  • Victor - Enrollment 350
    406-642-3221
Private Schools
  • Blodgett View Christian School K -8
    406-375-0733
  • Hamilton Christian Academy K-8
    406-363-5434
  • Parochial Pines Academy K-6
    406-961-3055
  • Evergreen Montessori – Pre K – 1st
    406-363-7279
  • Grace Lutheran Preschool Pre K
    406-363-1924
  • Merging Waters Educational Center
    406-381-3775
Continuing Education
  • The University of Montana
  • College of Technology
  • Bitterroot College Program
Taxes. Income & Property Value
  • Estimated median household income:
    $24,713
  • Estimated median house value:
    $165,750
  Medical Services

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton has 48 patient beds. The Valley has 12 medical clinics with over 30 medical Doctors and more than 100 nurses (not inclusive of nursing homes).

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 406-363-2211
Convenient Care 406-363-0597

Industries
  • Tourism
  • Log Home Manufacturing
  • Wood Products
  • Agriculture
  • Medical Research
  • Small Manufacturers of Various Products
  • Tool and Die
  • Machinery
  • Plastics
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Sporting Gear
  • Windsocks
Top Employers
  • A2Z Personnel
  • Albertsons
  • Apex Human Resources
  • Countrywide Periodicals
  • Discovery Care Center
  • Farmers State Bank
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
  • K Mart
  • Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
  • McDonalds
  • North Valley Health Care
  • Ravalli County Bank
  • Ravalli Services Corporation
  • Selway Corporation
  • Shield Services
  • Stock Farm Club
  • Super 1 Foods
  • Town Pump Convenience Stores
  • Triple Creek Ranch
  • Valley View Estates

Rivers & Lakes with Public Access
  • Bitterroot River
  • Lake Como
  • Painted Lakes

     
Demographics:

The Bitterroot Valley is 25 miles wide, 96 miles long, 2394 square miles land area, and 6 square miles inland water.

Population Projection
2005 - 41,280
2010 - 50,840
2015 - 55,450
2020 - 55,450
2025 - 60,030

Elevation
Valley Floor - 3,500 ft.
Sapphire Mtns. - 8,999 ft.
Bitterroot Mtns. - 10,157 ft.

Average Yearly Rainfall
12-16 inches


Average Yearly Snowfall
6 inches in the valley
200 inches in the mountains


Average Daily Temperatures
    

MONTH HIGH LOW
Jan. 35 17
Feb. 40 20
Mar. 50 26
Apr. 59 32
May 68 40
June 75 46
July 82 50
Aug. 84 49
Sept. 72 41
Oct. 59 31
Nov. 45 24
Dec. 36 18

Growing Season
130-150 days
 
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