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Fort Shaw, Montana - Basic Facts

The Fort Shaw Census Designated Place had a population of 315 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Shaw is located at latitude 47.4969 and longitude -111.8193 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Shaw Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,504 feet.

The Fort Shaw Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408243) 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 Shaw Census Designated Place is located within Sun River Valley Division of Cascade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Shaw 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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Fort Shaw, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 315
Population in Households 295
Population in Familes 245
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $218,490


Median Household Income $58,528
Average Household Income $66,665
Per Capita Income $26,107
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.9% 1.72%
Households 2.1% 1.88%
Families 2.62% 1.77%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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 Shaw, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Shaw 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 # 193 47th
Population Density1 # 266 27th
Diversity Index2 # 170 53rd
Median Household Income # 35 91st
Per Capita Income # 190 48th

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