Carter County, Montana

county in southeastern Montana, United States

Carter County is a county found in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 1,415 people.[1] Its county seat is Ekalaka.[2]

Carter County
Carter County Courthouse in Ekalaka
Carter County Courthouse in Ekalaka
Map of Montana highlighting Carter County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°30′N 104°32′W / 45.5°N 104.54°W / 45.5; -104.54
Country United States
State Montana
Named forThomas H. Carter
Largest townEkalaka
 • Total3,348 sq mi (8,670 km2)
 • Land3,341 sq mi (8,650 km2)
 • Water7.5 sq mi (19 km2)  0.2%
 • Total1,415
 • Density0.42/sq mi (0.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district2nd
  • Montana county number 42


  1. "QuickFacts: Carter County, Montana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.