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The population of Libby is approximately 2,880 (2009), 2628 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,264 (2000), 1252 (2010).

The amount of land area in Libby is 3.3 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Libby to Washington DC is 2139 miles. The distance to the Montana state capital is 212 miles. (as the crow flies)
Libby is positioned 48.38 degrees north of the equator and 115.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Libby elevation is 2,066 feet above sea level.
Libby per capita income is $17,681 (2008).
Libby median income is $31,708 (2008).

The Libby median home price is $116,881 (2008).

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Libby location: about three hours east of Spokane, Washington and 3.5 hours northwest of Missoula. It is located at the US Highway 2 and State Highway 37 junction and is about 89 miles northwest of Kalispell. Other nearby communities include: Troy, Noxon, Heron and Trout Creek - all in Montana and Moyie Springs, East Hope, Hope, Bonners Ferry, Clark Fork and Kootenai - all just across the border in Idaho

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Libby is seasonal with cooler summers and cold winters. Most snow falls between December and February. There are an average of 79 freeze-free days each year. Humidity is low in this area most of the year. The average temperature in the winter is 30.8 degrees F. and in the summer, 89.7 degrees F.
Libby average annual precipitation is 18.85 inches per year.
Libby average annual snowfall is 55.6 inches per year.
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History & History Related Items

Libby history:

Libby was named for the daughter of one of the early settlers.
Members of the Kootenai Native American Tribe were the first inhabitants of the area. They especially liked the soft stone they used for carving they found in the Pipe Creek quarry. Explorers came into the area in the early 1800s. Trappers and traders also arrived around the same time. Forts were built along the Kootenai River, mostly for trading purposes. During the mid-1860s, mining for gold had a brief run. The Snowshoe mine opened in the late 1800s and was the most successful in the area. For much additional information, see the website below. Libby was named the county seat for Lincoln County in 1909.

Here is a history page for Libby and the area.
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Libby attractions:

Winters here are cold and beautiful but as the snow melts, the area comes alive with hiking, lakes, fishing, camping and more. The Cabinet Wildernes Area offers unlimited opportunities for the outdoor crowd. The Kootenai River flows 485 miles from Canada through Montana and Idaho and finally back to Canada. Lake Koocanusa is a 90 mile long reservoir behind Libby Dam and offers many recreational activities from boating to camping on the shore. Covering northwest Montana and northeast Idaho, the Kootneai National Forest offers opportunities for all types of outdoor recreation.

Heritage Museum
on Highway 2, south of town.
A 12 sided log building with exhibits and examples of local wildlife. Please see the website for current hours of operation.
34067 US Hwy 2
P.O. Box 628
Libby, MT 59923
Phone: 406-293-7521

Libby Dam
17 miles upstream from Libby on the Kootenai River. The structure is 422 feet tall and 3,055 feet long. Tours are available.

Learn lots about Libby at this informative site.

Memorial Center
A center for culture in the Libby area operated by the Kootenai Heritage Council.

Kootenai Falls
located next to US Highway 2 between Libby and Troy, the main falls drops 30 feet. A swinging bridge is also at the site.

Libby Airport is located about seven miles south of the town. It has a 5,000 foot long, 75 foot wide asphalt runway.

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Economy & Industry

Libby economy: logging and mining have long been the mainstays of the local economy. The area, though, is changing to an economy built more around tourism and recreation. Given the beauty and outdoor opportunities, this change is not surprising. Libby Dam is just 17 miles upstream from the community. It was finished in 1975.

Kootenai River Development Council, inc.
111 E. Lincoln Blvd
P.O. Box 621
Libby, MT 59923
Phone: 406-293-8406
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