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Lima, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lima had a population of 218 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lima is located at latitude 44.6387 and longitude -112.592 in Beaverhead County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lima (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Beaverhead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,256 feet.

The Town of Lima (GNIS ID: 2412896) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lima population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Lima, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 218
Population in Households 218
Population in Familes 175
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (39.8%)
Median Home Value $206,250
Average Home Value $265,726


Median Household Income $30,823
Average Household Income $43,312
Per Capita Income $18,996
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.19%
Families 1.47% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 233 37th
Population Density1 # 138 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 185 49th
Median Household Income # 325 11th
Per Capita Income # 297 19th

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