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Fort Smith, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fort Smith Census Designated Place had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Smith ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Smith is located at latitude 45.3171 and longitude -107.9351 in Big Horn County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Smith Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,287 feet.

The Fort Smith Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408244) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fort Smith Census Designated Place is located within Crow Reservation Division of Big Horn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Smith population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Smith: Yellowtail.

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Fort Smith, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 166
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 121
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 1.8
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (56.2%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $169,853


Median Household Income $50,393
Average Household Income $61,855
Per Capita Income $24,332
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.6%
Households 0.53% 0.64%
Families 8.31% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Fort Smith, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Smith to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 272 26th
Population Density1 # 226 38th
Diversity Index2 # 14 96th
Median Household Income # 110 70th
Per Capita Income # 233 36th

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