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Sun River, Montana - Basic Facts

The Sun River Census Designated Place had a population of 126 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sun River is located at latitude 47.5305 and longitude -111.724 in Cascade County. The formal boundaries for the Sun River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cascade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,412 feet.

The Sun River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410027) 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 River Census Designated Place is located within Sun River Valley Division of Cascade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sun River 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 Sun River: Sun River Crossing.

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Sun River Census Designated Place, MT Boundary Map

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


Total Population 126
Population in Households 126
Population in Familes 104
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 68
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $214,130


Median Household Income $41,932
Average Household Income $56,050
Per Capita Income $23,159
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.32%
Households 0.56% 0.34%
Families 3.13% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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 River, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun River 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 # 287 21st
Population Density1 # 256 30th
Diversity Index2 # 135 63rd
Median Household Income # 215 41st
Per Capita Income # 261 29th

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