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Hardin, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Hardin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Big Horn County at latitude 45.7425 and longitude -107.6078. Big Horn County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,907 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Hardin, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hardin, Montana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hardin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hardin (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,551
Population in Households 3,484
Population in Familes 2,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 1,384
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 1,320
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 869
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 740 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $120,725
Average Home Value $151,014


Median Household Income $26,895
Average Household Income $38,683
Per Capita Income $14,473
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.41%
Households 0.34% 0.42%
Families 0.52% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.


Hardin, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardin 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 # 31 92nd
Population Density1 # 50 87th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 349 4th
Per Capita Income # 341 7th

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