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Townsend, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Townsend had a population of 2,071 as of July 1, 2016. Townsend ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Townsend is located at latitude 46.3188 and longitude -111.5197 in Broadwater County. The formal boundaries for the City of Townsend (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Broadwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,842 feet.

The City of Townsend (GNIS ID: 2412089) 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.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Townsend is located within Townsend East Division of Broadwater County.

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

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


Total Population 2,071
Population in Households 2,028
Population in Familes 1,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 1,313
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 917
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $142,598
Average Home Value $142,626


Median Household Income $37,469
Average Household Income $52,414
Per Capita Income $23,392
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 1.03%
Households 1.77% 1.13%
Families 1.67% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Townsend, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Townsend 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 # 51 86th
Population Density1 # 55 85th
Diversity Index2 # 195 46th
Median Household Income # 281 23rd
Per Capita Income # 252 31st

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