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Ekalaka, Montana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ekalaka had a population of 323 as of July 1, 2016. Ekalaka ranks in the lower 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 Ekalaka is located at latitude 45.8892 and longitude -104.5517 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ekalaka (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,425 feet.

The Town of Ekalaka (GNIS ID: 2412470) 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 Town of Ekalaka is located within Ekalaka Division of Carter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ekalaka 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 Ekalaka: Puptown.

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


Total Population 323
Population in Households 317
Population in Familes 243
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 309
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (36.5%)
Median Home Value $77,273
Average Home Value $143,452


Median Household Income $41,026
Average Household Income $54,969
Per Capita Income $26,522
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.12%
Households -0.65% -0.12%
Families 2.25% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Ekalaka, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ekalaka 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 # 191 48th
Population Density1 # 160 56th
Diversity Index2 # 346 5th
Median Household Income # 233 36th
Per Capita Income # 176 52nd

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