Population (1994): 850,000 (up 7.1% from 1990), 0.3% of U.S. total
Voting-age population: 623,000; 1994 turnout, 56%
Median age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $27,631 ($4,633 below U.S. median)
Unemployment: 5.2% (0.4% below U.S. average, March 1996)
Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 38% Bush (R): 35% Perot (I): 26%
Congressional delegation: Two Democrats, one Republican
Known for its striking natural beauty, the Big Sky Country has more than 50 state parks and still considers agriculture, especially wheat and cattle, its economic mainstay. Despite this year's highly publicized Freeman standoff in Jordan and the arrest of the Unabomber suspect near...