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Sun Prairie, Montana - Basic Facts

The Sun Prairie Census Designated Place had a population of 1,666 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sun Prairie is located at latitude 47.5346 and longitude -111.489 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the Sun Prairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,340 feet.

The Sun Prairie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410026) 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 Sun Prairie Census Designated Place is located within Great Falls North Division of Cascade County.

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


Total Population 1,666
Population in Households 1,666
Population in Familes 1,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 313
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 648
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $113,000
Average Home Value $135,242


Median Household Income $52,147
Average Household Income $60,192
Per Capita Income $23,582
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.32%
Households 0.5% 0.46%
Families 0.25% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.

Sun Prairie, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun Prairie 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 # 70 81st
Population Density1 # 159 57th
Diversity Index2 # 114 69th
Median Household Income # 88 76th
Per Capita Income # 247 32nd

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