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Lima, Montana - Basic Facts

Lima is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Lima.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Beaverhead County at latitude 44.6369 and longitude -112.5919. Beaverhead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,256 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Lima (see map) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Lima, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 222
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 420
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (39.3%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $257,955


Median Household Income $30,322
Average Household Income $43,568
Per Capita Income $19,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.27%
Households 0.44% 0.55%
Families 2.16% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lima, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lima to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 227 38th
Population Density1 # 137 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 181 51st
Median Household Income # 321 12th
Per Capita Income # 299 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.