The seat of Lincoln County
, Libby is located in 32 miles from the Idaho state line in extreme northwest Montana between Troy and Happy's Inn on US 2 on the banks of the Kootenai River. Deep in the timberlands of northwestern Montana, this logging community offers the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, the Kootenai National Forest
, Kootenai River and Kootenai Falls.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 2,675, an increase of 143 since 1990.