Deer Lodge is not only located in the County of Powell, but also serves as the County seat of the latter. The state prison of Montana is located here in the city, as is the State hospital of Montana. Deer Lodge occupies a total area of about 3.8 sq. kms. and located at an elevated height of about 4570 ft. The local media and the infrastructure sector offers substantial employment opuurtunities. The Government and the education sector also offers some employment oppurtunities to its people. A few residents are also employed with the tourism sector.